I am not qualified
I hear this one all the time, even from women who run successful businesses. We have been so conditioned by education and quite often in corporations. This believe that you need to hold some kind of certificate to be able to do what you want to do.
If you are a doctor or lawyer yes I would rather you be qualified but most of the time, for the rest of the stuff, it is just bullshit.
The difference with doing business today is that there is so much more opportunity than ever to grow a business from a passion.
Look at the incredible growth of bloggers, people who simply started to write about and take pictures of what they love. Whether it is fashion, lifestyle, cooking, or writing blogs are being written and creating a ton of success and money for those writing them.
Also the way in which your skills are transferable and how they can be used are so much more powerful today. So for example let’s say that you love the opera, but you have no voice, not qualifications and no experience of than your love of it means you listen to all Operas that are recorded, you read about them you, you save money to watch them, you compare them. You could start a blog and put Opera into simple language for people to understand.
Let’s say, as woman, you love cars. You are not qualified, but you can change a set of brake pads with your eyes closed, switching out an engine is your meditation and you can tell the make of a car just by listening to it.
You could create a business that helps more women to understand their cars, how to care from them, for those that love cars, how to restore and fix them themselves.
Look at the platform that The Great British Bake Off, has created for amateur bakers. Many of them have gone on to make this their full time profession rather than just being amateur bakers.
Don’t allow a ‘certificate’ to hold you back.
I could go on and on and on about what ever your particular talent is and how you could turn that into a business, in fact it is part of the work I do with my clients. However, in order to start to turn your passion into a lifestyle you have to take action and start taking steps. Just don’t allow the lack of a ‘certificate’ to hold you back.