For Sam Zherka, it’s not enough to make a living, you’ve got to live—in every sense of the word. Sammy Zherka argues that people who are only concerned about making a living are better off working for someone else instead of carving their own entrepreneurial path. This isn’t to say that working for someone is not good. Sam Zherka knows this well enough because without his employees, his businesses wouldn’t be as successful as they are now. But if you’re passionate about something—deeply passionate about it—it could lead to opportunities that can get you started on your entrepreneurial path.
If you’re struggling to find your passion, you are not alone. Sammy Zherka himself sometimes questioned whether what he’s working on stems from a deep passion or if it simply addresses a passing want. To help you find your passion, Sam Zherka shares his tips—tips that he has followed time and again.
Below are the tips Sammy Zherka wishes to share to the reader:
1. Remove money from the equation
Ask yourself this: “If money is no object, what would I be doing right at this very moment?” What exactly is it about your answer that made you think about it? Remember that passion comes from a deep desire, and deep desire is rooted in your emotions, Sam Zherka adds.
Another way to go about this step is to think about what you would rather be doing in place of what you’re doing right now?
2. Don’t play the “if-and-then” game
Sammy Zherka, in all the years he’s been in business, finds that the one thing that a lot of people have when it comes to heeding the call of their passion is playing the “if-and-then” chain game. “If I get into this and it doesn’t work, then what?” “If I give up my stable job now to pursue my passion, would I then be able to sustain it and make a good living out of it?” “If it doesn’t work out, what then will become of me?”
People keep asking themselves what if it doesn’t work out? But what if it does? Sam Zherka urges the reader to be brave; let go of your fears. To put it simply, change your perspective from “I can’t” to “I can!”
3. Go back to your childhood
When you were young, what did you love more than anything in the world? Children see no limits, only possibilities; and they are fearless. Become that child again and try to recapture those moments when you simply did something for the sheer pleasure of it. If you loved playing with your Lego bricks for instance, what was it that you always built?
Sammy Zherka hopes you found this post inspiring. Stay tuned for the next installment on his startup series.