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P061-389-256-433-0e078Everyone has something that they’re not only good at, but that they love to do. For me, it’s writing; it always has been. I write every day, whether I have to or not. I even write in my sleep.

If you love to write as much as I do, you may be wondering how to turn your life’s passion into profits. The answer is different for everyone, but once you know what yours is, it changes everything.

So, how do you make it a reality? For me, it was the way I do everything: I jumped in with both feet like a child leaping into a wading pool on a hot summer’s day. I’ve never done anything less than 100-percent. But everyone has their own style, and what has worked so well for me may not work for you.

Therein lies my point.

What’s your working style? You have to know how you work best. Do you like to start slowly and do methodical research? Would you rather talk to others in the same field or business? What about creating a business plan? Perhaps you like to work solo or do better as part of a team; rather than being the boss. Whatever it is that helps you operate at your best, if you know exactly what that is, you can be successful.

Having said all that, one more important thing to add is that you should push your limits. Go outside your comfort zone and stick your neck out once in a while. Although too much stress is never good for anyone, I’m not talking about doing something that strikes terror in your heart. What I’m talking about is doing something that you really want to do, even if it’s just a bit daunting for you.

Baby steps may work for some people while running at full speed works for others. Once you learn to work with your limitations, you can overcome them. You can push through and make progress on a more efficient working style.

Start by simply taking one thing and making it your goal. Choose something you have the desire to accomplish, and then do it. Make it happen in your way and in your time – and when that’s done, make another goal – and another – until, one by one, you’ve managed to make some really exciting progress.

I hope you found this helpful – please let me know if you did and don’t hesitate to send me questions: Writemystuff@yahoo.com.

And, please return for the next installment of this blog, “You Don’t Have to Go it Alone,” next week!

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