How do you turn that thing you’re passionate about into a thing that pays your bills? What if you’re passionate about more than one thing? On today’s podcast, Kevin and Jeff interview communicator, rapper, writer and entrepreneur Joseph Sojourner. He’s sharing his career story and how he turned his passion into a profession.
Links + Resources:
Joseph on Twitter
Three Key Takeaways:
1. You have the freedom to check more than one career box.
Sometimes we limit ourselves by thinking, “I am a [blank] and that’s it.” But if you have multiple passions, it’s okay to have multiple professions. We’re in a time where multi-hyphenate millennials are redefining workplaces and career structures. You have the freedom to be as many things as you want.
2. There’s a difference between an idea and a launch.
Having a great idea isn’t enough to start a business or get a project off the ground. You need to do the work for the launch. A launch has five steps: Understand, Imagine, Prototype, Validate, and then, finally, Launch. The idea is just the beginning.
3. Busyness is the killer of creativity.
We wear our busyness like a badge of honor; but the truth is: We need rest. Rest creates the space to be quiet and listen. A quiet space leaves room for creativity.