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Set Yourself On Fire
Motivate yourself by starting every workday with focus, passion and commitment
Here's an unusual piece of business advice: Set yourself on fire every day. The life of an entrepreneur is full of ups and downs. One day things are exciting; the next we have to face a new hassle. On a movie set, the actors would say "It let the air out of our day." In other words, the fire is out and the passion is gone.
But as entrepreneurs, our passion is our responsibility.
Some of us know our passion; others have yet to discover it. Just make sure it's your passion and purpose, not what your parents and teachers said you should (or shouldn't) do. Two owners of nearly identical pizza franchises may have two totally different reasons for being in business. One may be living a dream of growing a small businessand giving local kids jobs, and another loves seeing families enjoying good food together. The key is to discover what motivates you--what sets you on fire.
Keys to Passion and Purpose
There are two important factors that motivate most entrepreneurs:
We want to express our deepest desire, passion and purpose. The reason is simple: If we're going to create and spend so much of our time living in it, let's make it something that we love, something that expresses our purpose in life.
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