The Power of Passion

The power of passion is a crazy but often overlooked commodity in the modern-day world…but why?  Do you remember growing up, when you wanted to be an astronaut, a jet pilot, an actor/actress etc. etc.  When you are younger you are brave enough to dream big.  For many, though these dreams change as they grow older which is fine, I wouldn’t recommend following a dream you once had as a four year old for the rest of your life.  What does appear to change though is circumstance and the ability to follow your dreams.  I know so many people who are stuck in jobs they don’t like working with or for people they don’t like all because “It pays the bills” or “It’s secure”  Well I hate to break it to you but you are existing not living.  You are not reaching your full potential, and this is because you are not following your passion.

I got lucky, I fell into e-commerce totally by accident, but I am passionate about e-commerce and that is why I believe I have been so successful in working in this industry and I hope to continue doing for many years to come.  Now I can probably guess what you’re thinking…is it something along the lines of… “But I don’t know what I’m passionate about, or I can’t make money at what I’m passionate about.”  Well, luckily for you I know just the thing that can help.

Enter Danielle MercerNomad

Danielle is a good friend of mine and we have both used each other to bounce business ideas of for quite a while now.  To give you some background on Danielle, she had a really well paying job as a test analyst for some of the largest companies in the UK, but the entrepreneur inside of her knew that she wasn’t fulfilling her passion.  She was passionate about Wine…more so than those who use it as a tool to not be able to walk after a few bottles.  For anyone who knows Danielle as soon as you are on the subject of wine you can see the enthusiasm for the subject in everything she says on the subject.  I have had the pleasure of getting drunk wine tasting with Danielle on numerous occasions and I now hold her personally responsible for me drinking more wine than I ever imagined I would, especially the bubble variety.


Danielle has preached the above, she set up her business in wine tasting, which you can find out more about here: Nomad Wine Tasting.  By doing this Danielle has realised another passion of hers, which is helping people do exactly what she has done in following their passions.  Now this is where it gets interesting.  Danielle wants to help you find your passion and pursue it.  Danielle introduces her ‘pursue your passion’ package below:

I’m really excited that I am offering a ‘Pursue your Passion’ package. After finding my passion in wine, I found that my purpose was to help others find and follow their passion and have come up with a package that does this based on my own personal experience and Coaching.

The ‘Pursue your Passion’ package includes:

–          An Entrepreneur profile test to see what type of an Entrepreneur you are and how to be successful

–          6 x 1-2-1 Coaching Sessions to help you find and follow your passion – Sessions can be face to face (if local to Manchester area), phone or Skype

–          Tools and resources to help you fully understand your passion

–          Continued email support on your journey

This package is ideal for people who may have a successful job, but feel like something is missing and want to do something different or more fulfilling.

I have 10 spaces available for this package starting in September for the price of £400 which is a saving of £150 if you book by 31st August.

Danielle is currently having the coaching website built, but if you are interested in the above course and I really hope some of you are, as she will really get you thinking about things you hadn’t even considered before then you can get in touch with her here:  Mob number: 07966530071  e-mail: Twitter – @daniellemercer  Even if you just want to find out more info then drop Danielle an e-mail at least or send her a tweet.

Passion is a ridiculously powerful thing almost everything you can think of was created by passionate people or ‘the ones crazy enough to believe it would work’  To hit home the point a little further I found this video the other day after Snap chatting Gary Vaynerchuk (Clang, Name Drop) In his typical no nonesense style he tells it like it is in the video below.  Also he is definitely worth a follow on Twitter @garyvee


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Doing something different or ‘risky’ is perhaps one of the most difficult things for someone to do.  It is however what separates many successful people from those who want to take the ‘safe’ route.  I have wrote a post before dedicated to Risktaking which you can read here

Successful people risk taking - Richard Branson

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Whats Happened To Us?

It’s quite simple psychology we enjoy doing things that we enjoy… self-explanatory.  So what changed?  When we were all younger and at school they would teach us things through playing games and doing experiments.  Or your parents would disguise what would usually seem boring, as games or competitions and all of a sudden we would want to do them.

We simply grew up…and this is an excuse for most people to no longer have fun in what they do.  To some people the below would just be immature… Read more