5 Things ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Teaches Us About Pursuing Our Passions

I related to Rachel’s struggle to balance her American sensibilities with traditional Asian values. September 13, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Pursuing one’s passion … how American.” As a first-generation Taiwanese American, this is the line in Crazy Rich Asians that stuck out the most for me. I remember back to my mother’s answer when I said I wanted to get an art degree when I graduated from high school: “No.” Related: Don’t Try to Copy Someone Else’s Success — Carve Your Own Path I was expected to do something more practical, more useful and presumably better for my future and my family. There seemed to always be a constant battle growing up between being the “good daughter” and wanting to let the real me out. At school, I was taught to think for myself, be independent and have an opinion. While at home, I was […]

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It Might Be Cliche, But You Can Turn Your Passion Into a Business

You’re sitting your cubicle staring at a blinking cursor. It dances there mocking you. You’re supposed to be typing up that yearly report for the boss. But you’d rather be out in the mountains or on a lake somewhere fishing. Someone comes and taps on your shoulder. It’s the FedEx guy with a large envelope. You rip it open and out slides a flip phone. You open the phone and it rings. You answer, “Hello?” “What if I told you that you don’t have to sit in a cubicle forever.” “Yeah, well, I’m heading home here in an hour…” “What if I told you that you could turn your passion into a business? That it might take a lot of work, but you could be on the river fishing and making money at the same time.” Would you believe the man on the phone? Or would be like Neo and […]

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Don’t Try to Copy Someone Else’s Success — Carve Your Own Path

The CEO and co-founder of the J. Fall Group talks about dealing with the perceptions of others and what he’s learned from his experiences in the restaurant and hospitality business. July 12, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Finding a way to turn your passion into income is something that many people strive for, and Jeremy Fall shares his insights from his years in hospitality. Fall’s ability to bring together investors, locations and ideas has resulted in his J. Fall Group creating some of the most unique restaurants in Los Angeles and Chicago. Fall’s understanding of the need to build a restaurant’s brand outside of its four walls has led to features on shows such as Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and Going Off the Menu. His thoughts on monetization, branding and collaboration will help you to build a business that can scale as well as bring […]

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This Founder Says You Should Never ‘Work’ — Only Pursue Your Hobby

American Rag CIE founder Mark Werts says he just has fun at his job. May 14, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with the founder of American Rag Cie, Mark Werts, about working in the import and export business, his experience traveling among multiple countries and all the lessons he’s learned along the way. Werts talks about how his personal experience enjoying the process has made achieving his company’s goals much easier. Although, that’s not to say everything was smooth sailing from the beginning. The CEO admits to failing at many of his early jobs, but that he eventually was able to use his unique skills in language to launch himself into international business. From traveling internationally so often, and seeing how information flows so freely, Werts views the world as full of different solutions. He shares how problems solved in one country […]

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How to Let Passion Lead Your Life

Figuring out what makes you passionate is something a lot of people struggle with. But once you find it, cherish it. April 22, 2018 1 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes Figuring out what makes you passionate is something a lot of people struggle with. We all want to find that thing in life that we are excited to do — the drive that makes us want to wake up early because we can’t wait to get started. When you find the energy that your passion creates, it’s your duty to share it with everyone around you. That’s when you’ll make a real impact and people will remember you. Take care of them, and they’ll end up taking care of you one day. To go more in depth about the importance of living your passion, I wanted to bring back an episode with Steve Cook for this week’s 5 Minute Friday. Cook […]

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How to Pursue Your Passion and Reach Your Full Potential

Finding your passion in the world can be the difference between struggling to get out of bed in the morning and being excited to get the day started. April 1, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes Success has a very tricky definition. You can have the ideal job, make a decent salary, have that sports car you always wanted, and still not really be successful. To truly be happy, you need to be doing things that fill you up. Finding your passion in the world can be the difference between struggling to get out of bed in the morning and being excited to get the day started. Sometimes you need to stop and ask if you’re really chasing the life you want or chasing something someone else wants of you. This is a lesson that was hard learned by my latest guest, Rich Roll. Roll […]

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6 Ways to Pay the Bills When Pursuing Your Passion

Thinking about taking the career path less traveled, but still want to bring in some cash? Consider these opportunities. March 26, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor As a child, you usually have big dreams of what you’re going to be when you grow up: a famous actor, a professional athlete, a beloved author. In certain cases, these childhood dreams lead to well-paying, in-demand jobs — just ask doctors or police officers. But unfortunately, more often than not, you learn that if you want to pursue one of those shoot-for-the-moon dreams, it’ll take years of work before you can make a living off of it. Now, that’s not to say that you should give up on any dream that won’t make you instantly rich — but it does mean that you should figure out some ways to supplement your income so that you can support yourself. Related: 6 Personal Fears Holding […]

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