This is an easy and fun exercise. Think about times when you felt really passionate about what you were doing or times when you felt really alive and happy when you were doing something.
After you’ve thought about this for a little while, write down three memories from your life that you felt passionate about. For example, “I loved learning survival skills at summer camp. I really enjoyed backpacking in the wilderness. I love traveling and enjoyed our vacation in the tropics.”
Look for a common theme in these memories. The examples above might mean you love adventure.
You have now identified a potential passion around which to build an entrepreneurial business.
The second exercise is a mission to gather facts about building a business around your passion.
Possible businesses/careers regarding adventure could include being a travel agent, leading guided tours, running a white water rafting business, fishing, teaching camping and backpacking skills or simply selling outdoor supplies and accessories.
Do research on the internet or at the library about being an adventurer. Find out what sorts of businesses already exist around your passion. Good sources of information can be found using Google, Safari, Bing, or any other major search engine.
You have now started thinking about being an entrepreneur and creating a business doing something you love and will be happy doing.
What common theme did you identify from your memories?