Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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There’s always talk about your career, fulfillment, happiness—and making a living from following your passion. The most successful people have said that only after doing what they truly love for a living did they see dynamic results that changed their lives.

With more workers looking for life fulfillment versus striving just for a paycheck, it’s important to know that purpose and passion can often equal profits, and that the myth that you have to remain at a job you hate just to pay the bills is a dangerous one.

But how do you monetize your passion? One writer offers five things to consider when trying work toward finding a way to do just that:

1. You can create a passion.

2. Stop thinking.
3. Following your passion might ruin it.

4. Passion is a lifestyle issue.

5. Your passions (can) change.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.