Rarely would you find a successful business that started and grew big using inputs other than passion. When you take the first step to pursue your dream, you’ll need something more than just business skills and connections. You need passion. It is the fuel for your long journey towards business success.
To overcome the numerous challenges you face in business, you’ll need to be very passionate about what you do. You’ll see days when customers are just not walking in, no matter your marketing efforts. Competitors will jump on your idea as soon as you introduce something new unto the market. They sometimes do better than you and ‘steal’ your customers, but your love for what you do is what will guarantee your continuous stay in business, growth and dominance.
Passion for what you do directly or indirectly improves your creativity. Enjoying your job or business brings out the best in you and allows you to think freely and creatively. This translates into unique and excellent products and services for your customers.
For small businesses with no structures and laid down policies and procedures, a lot depends on the owner-manager. You need to drag your staff along the weary path to success. This is possible if you have a burning and contagious passion that radiates throughout the business.
There’s a bar you go every time you need a drink, a restaurant you patronize each time you need a meal, a shop you always buy your clothes from, and other lists of buying traditions you have developed without even knowing. The reasons could be many but often one thing is common if you ask many people why they like to buy from a particular vendor. Passion. The passion with which your workers serve customers is enough to bring them back for more business, even when your price isn’t the lowest and your goods are not exactly the best in town. It’s the passion with which you do what you do that keeps bringing customers to your door.
Harmony and Satisfaction
Passion breeds harmony in the organisation and above all, satisfaction; Satisfaction with your earnings, routine works, stressful activities, fellow workers and achievements. Harmony and satisfaction often lead to better performance which increases productivity.
However, just as the fuel it is for your business, it can also be destructive if not controlled well. Unguarded passion is dangerous to your business. Controlled passion is what your business requires to reap the benefits stated in this article.