I use to think that I was a failure because I had tried so many different things in life and none of them stuck or rather I didn’t stick to any of them. In my thirty years I have been an engineer, a space science researcher, a carpet cleaner, a farmer, a safari guide, an insurance broker and of course an entrepreneur. I used to dread and to some extent still do when someone asks what do you do? The question would leave me fumbling and stuttering to find an answer, I would say things like, “I have owned several businesses but I am professionally an engineer, or I am a business owner and part consultant.” All these answers would leave the curious inquirer confused and somewhat suspicious, more importantly it would leave ME feeling hollow and seriously ashamed of myself. The feeling was amplified when this question would come from women that I would find attractive and secretly fancying them as potential partners.entrepreneur, Entrepreneureship, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs Stories, Voice of the Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Blog, Entrepreneurs Blog, passionate Entrepreneur

Then a few days ago I was checking my email and I saw an email from one of my favorite self-help powerhouse entrepreneur, Marie Forleo, and her quirky Marie TV. The subject was “How to be Multipassionate without looking flaky.” Multipassionate I thought, what does that mean? I was curious. I opened the email and one of the first lines said, “If you’re someone who keeps switching your focus and everyone around you (including yourself!) fears you might be hopelessly confused, today’s show is for you.” I couldn’t believe it! It was as if she had jumped out of the computer screen sat right in front of me, looked into my eyes and said this to the fearful child within me.entrepreneur, Entrepreneureship, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs Stories, Voice of the Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Blog, Entrepreneurs Blog, passionate Entrepreneur

There are a few things that speak to you in such a powerful way and they are fewer yet when it is unexpected. I clicked on the video as quickly as I could and watched it all the while feeling a sense of relief and camaraderie knowing that there were others like me out there. Suddenly I didn’t feel so alone. In this post I want to share with you the six things Marie talks about that will help you explore and do the things you love without looking like a flake. SO here they are:entrepreneur, Entrepreneureship, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs Stories, Voice of the Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Blog, Entrepreneurs Blog, passionate Entrepreneur

  1.  Embrace Your Flake: own the fact that you are someone who is passionate about more than one thing. Stop being ashamed of who you are, even if you are confused, own every facet of you and love the fact that your multipassionate.
  2. Positon yourself: you have to choose how you play your cards and position your love for many things either as a strength or as a weakness. Remember the world looks at you through the frame of how you look at yourself. You can choose to show up as someone who is full of a wide range of experiences and someone who is not afraid to find their passion or someone who is unsure and confused about the choices they make.
  3. Play in Private: You don’t have to announce everything you do. Be private about your projects and if you do share them be cautious with who you share them. Not every idea that comes to your head that seems feasible needs to be announced to the world. When you bear fruits from the hard work you put in on those projects the world will know automatically.
  4. Relish Obscurity: “You are as obscure to the world as you’ll ever be,” Marie says. Relish the obscurity and enjoy this time to do the many things that you want without being in the public eye. As you grow and more and more people start following you, you will not have the luxury to do what you please in obscurity.
  5. Do not turn everything into a business: not everything that you have a passion can be or should be monetized. Not every idea that comes to your head has to be looked at as a business plan. Have hobbies and passions that are just for your soul and to enrich your life, let go of the need to make everything into a money generating machine.

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