I’m not suggesting your passions are aligned to the most financially beneficial option But, I am asking you to think a bit about money – but in a fun way. I want to take Elliott Davis’ approach and provide a framework to help you think of this topic. Not because it’s necessarily the right way to think about it, but it is an opportunity to think about your passions in a different way.
I crafted this awesomely visually appealing PowerPoint template below… You’ll see 3 columns (examples). Now here’s some guidance. For column 1, don’t list stuff like food and clothing…think about the things you spend your extra money on when you can. Things you save up for and care a lot about. Take a peak at your bookshelf! What’s there?
I column 2, think about skills that are unique to you, and they don’t have to be business skills you put on your resume. In column 3, think about the things you’ve done (as far back as you can remember) that you’re most proud of. Then, the slot machine of excitement starts. Take a word from each column, line them up, and see what you get! Keep doing a bunch of variations. Let’s try it with the example…creating an organization that shares creative new fitness accessories?