• Lakesha Mathis

Get Paid!

KesSpeaks. Turning Your Passion into a Job.

If you want to turn your passion into a job, music producer Carmen Teixeira says you need to start somewhere by creating a routine and sticking to it. “Set aside time each day after work to hustle, even if it is only 30 minutes to an hour. That time you spend watching television could be used otherwise.”

True story. You must work that thing as though you were already getting paid for it. Get serious about it.

I took a year off from work to follow my passion. During that time my goals were to support my family business, write a book and get clear on my next steps. To stay focused I set a daily routine. The decision to go from a two-person income to one forced me to make some trade-offs. All of this helped me to get serious about my next steps; getting paid for my passion.

Getting paid to do what you love is hard. But all good worthwhile things are hard. Here’s some help……

P - Put your money, time and focus where your mouth is. Stop talking about the plan. Implement it.

A - Ask questions. Ask the market, ask your friends, ask strangers, ask anyone who will listen what they think about what you are doing. The more research you do the better your product, service, business will be.

I – Interest. Be interested and interesting. Listen to others twice as often as you share. Since your sharing will be so rare, share something good. Make that pitch so sexy that the listener begs for more……more information about what you are doing!

D – Do the work. Set the goals. Set realistic goals that require you to stretch. Create a routine that keeps you on task and moving forward. Make the necessary trade-offs now, so, you can reap the benefits of your hard work forever. All these things will get you paid for your passion.

Get paid!

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 - Lakesha

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