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Following Your Passion

January 11, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

Some of our readers might be familiar with Rick Steves, the perennial show host on public television and the author of Europe Through the Back Door ( We admire Rick Steves because early in his career, he followed his passion. He had a passion for Europe and built a following of American audiences that were interested in the possibility of traveling to Europe. It’s a very nonconventional business to think about finding a passion for another region of the world and then catering to your home country and their travel to that area.

Rick Steves built a brand and a life around what he was passionate about. He sold guidebooks. He did training and education. He, of course, had his tourism company where he was able to make money off of it. He really believed in his passion and put a lot of time and energy into doing what he loves and then let the money flow back to him as his brand built and increased. These are the types of things we can do when we’re passionate and empowered. My signature talk, The 3 Laws of Empowerment (, talks about preparing, planning, and protecting yourself so that you can build a life that you love.

What’re your thoughts about following your dreams, about getting to the next level, about being all you want to be? Join us in the comments below.

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