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


5 Home truths About Working For Yourself

So this week is exactly one month since I took the leap into working for myself and the concept of Dave Furness Consulting was born.  When I told people what I was going to do there were two distinct responses.  They either thought I was mad leaving the security of working for someone else and having the steady income coming in every month, or they praised a brave decision but ultimately understood why I had to do it.  As Matt quite rightly said to me, “Dave, It’s simple, you have the curse of the Entrepreneur and it’s something you have to do.”  So a month in, I thought I would share 5 Home truths about working for yourself that I have found out about so far.

1. The First Day Doubt

This is the strangest thing to try to explain. Read more

How do you know when it is time to take a risk?

The regular visitors to the site will have noticed a bit of a refresh on the design as well as an updated ‘About Dave’ section and the new ‘Work with Dave’ section.  This is not just a coincidence but part of a decision which I have taken to pursue a career ‘working for myself’ as an E-commerce Consultant.  I have been able to consult for a number of businesses on a part-time basis before whilst having a full-time job based in an office.  So this led me to think about, how do you know when it is time to take a risk?  Read more

Dave's Days Update – Time Management

This is an interesting topic and one which I am getting more and more familiar with every day.  Partly due to my lack of posts recently (due to Holidays partly) but also due to a lot of other things going on.  The battle is constantly to make sure that the most important things get done first and that you don’t get dragged away by the un-important tasks which can easily take over.

time management

If you too have had issues with this before or no what I’m talking about then Read more

Taking the Initiative

I’m going to keep this one short.  Initiative is in theory quite a simple concept.  You see people around you who are unhappy and are doing the same thing over and over again but won’t do anything about it to change it. Read more