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Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Hobby to Jobbie

Written By: Catherine Morgan | Comments Off on Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Hobby to Jobbie

This way to successCan your hobby make you money? Maybe. Can your hobby become a business that supports you? Possibly – if you have goals and plans.

In a recent post on entrepreneur.com titled “Don’t Wait to Turn a Hobby Into a ‘Jobbie’” Carol shares the story of the rise and fall of her mother’s business. It’s fascinating. What is a Jobbie? Carol defines it as: A hobby disguised as a business or career. Carol begins:

“Many aspiring entrepreneurs end up in a business for the same reason that they end up in other relationships: They follow their passion. Whether it is an exciting idea, the lure of the be-your-own-boss myth or the often false pretense of doing more of what you love too often, creativity and passion are front-of-mind — and end game is not even in your mind.

While I have extensively written about how following passion can lead you into a business no-man’s land, if you do want to make your passion-driven business work, you need to know where you are intending to go with it. That means that goal setting — making tangible, definable goals with specific time frames attached — is critical to get you on the path toward success.

To illustrate the importance of this, I wanted to tell you a bit about my mother, Sheri, and her adventures in entrepreneurship. I can only describe my mom as a cross between Martha Stewart and Cher…”

You can read the rest of the post here.

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Catherine Morgan is the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs transition to corporate jobs they love. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant who was employed by three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to career transition, small business, productivity, and mental health. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.