Create Your Own Unique Product or Service
Opportunities are all around if we open our eyes and look for them.
The reason why most businesses fail is simple because they don’t ask themselves the question: Does the need for my product or service actually exist in the marketplace?
So how do you create your own unique product or service?
What Are You Good at and Enjoy?
Take an inventory of your talents, your skills and your God-given abilities. In doing so, you need to learn to recognize what you are good at and what you enjoy.
During my many years of selling printed circuit boards, I enjoyed and was good at the selling part, but I didn’t have a passion for how technology works; I just enjoyed the results it provides.
My discovery that I didn’t have a passion for technology made it easier for me to transition full-time into my own business (for which I am passionate) after my layoffs in 2001 and 2002, as opposed to continuing to do something I did not enjoy.
Answer these questions:
- What do you enjoy?
- What are you good at?
- How do you spend your free time during your evenings and weekends?
- If you won the lottery and money was no longer an issue, what would you do, and how would you spend your time?
Chances are you can transform your passions into your profession.
Find something you love to do where you can serve a need in the marketplace and then build your empire, your business, on this premise…and as a result, you will never have to work another day in your life.
I quit my job at age 36 on my own terms. Since then I have been traveling the world as an inspirational speaker, best-selling author and publishing and book marketing coach. Yes, it is true, I do put in long hours, but I must say that I have not worked a day of my life in the last seven plus years.
What I do is not work – it is fun; it is my passion; it is what I love to do.
As I write this book, I am approximately two-thirds of the way across the Pacific Ocean on a Cathay Pacific flight from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. After a short layover in Hong, Kong, I will take another flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I will be the featured keynote speaker at the Malaysia 2009 Sales and Money Conference.
I will speak for six hours or so to 500 business owners and salespeople. Many of these attendees will become my good friends, clients and business partners. I will get to see yet another beautiful part of the world and meet so many great people.
Again I ask, Is this work? Absolutely not!
It’s a four day mini-vacation to the other side of the earth. Better yet, the organization that has hired me to speak is paying for my entire trip plus my speaking fee.
I don’t share this story with you to impress you, only to let you see that when you do what you love, and do what you enjoy, you can make a tremendous living and pursue the life of an Affluent Entrepreneur.
This topic from my newest book “The Affluent Entrepreneur”, is one of the subjects that I speak on.
Please contact me the next time you need an Opening, Closing or Keynote Speaker.