Without exception, a lack of passion is the number one thing I have seen that leads to a lack of success in business, which is a snowball effect. A demanding client, job or financial stress can test your resolve and your passion, making your job even less enjoyable, again decreasing your passion. In contrast, a passionate person’s effort and willingness creates success, reinforcing and igniting their motivation.
Being part of the passionate Debt Free team is unique because we all genuinely care about our clients and understand the enormous value we can provide. The business documentation, credit checking, security interest and debt recovery services we provide make a massive difference. We help business owners focus on the activity they got into business to do and are passionate about. No one thought, “I love building or electrical work, I can’t wait until I can do lots of paperwork and chase debtors”.
To be passionate about something, you need to believe in it. Whatever it is that you do, you need to see the benefit. If you provide insurance, read articles on families left homeless and penniless after an accident with no insurance. If you help people with tyres, read about stopping distances and the difference that good tyres make in saving lives. Once you see yourself as the holder of the solution to a very serious issue, the passion will ignite, and you will see the results.
People say, “passion isn’t everything, you need skill and knowledge” – yes, that’s true, but how much easier is it to learn a skill or gain knowledge in an area when you are passionate about it. And if my passion ever wavers, all I have to do is call up one of my existing clients and ask, “how has your interaction with Debt Free and myself improved your business?” and I’m back on fire again.