Are You Building A Business Or Just Chasing Money?

Ever caught yourself daydreaming about what life would be like if you could just hit that jackpot?

You know, that magical moment when your online business finally takes off?

But here’s the thing—building a successful business isn’t just about the Benjamins.

It’s about finding that sweet spot where passion, skill, need, and profit intersect.

That, my friend, is what the Japanese called Ikigai.

The Four Pillars of Ikigai

  1. What You Love:

This is what you love to do, the thing that makes you feel alive. It’s what you think about all day long, and what you can’t wait to return to when you’re away.

It’s what drives you to be the best version of yourself, and what makes you feel like you’re making a difference in the world.

It’s your passion, and it’s the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning.

1. What You’re Good At:

Your skills and talents set you apart.

2. What the World Needs:

The value you bring to the table

3. What You Can Be Paid For:

The financial incentive that makes it sustainable. What can you be paid to do?

Here’s the real deal

When you align your business with these four pillars, you’re not just making money; you’re making a difference.

And let me tell you, there’s no better feeling than that.

Want to dive deeper into this?

I’ve written an in-depth blog post at Wealthy Affiliate that unpacks the concept of Ikigai and how you can apply it to your online business journey.

{Full disclosure: This post is an affiliate link to the platform}

Check it out here.

Can’t wait to get started on your journey to finding your Ikigai?

Head to my upcoming Wealthy Affiliate blog post for actionable insights and a step-by-step guide.

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