How My Passions Turned Into Businesses

As I continue to grow and move forward, I am constantly finding out that there are passions I find for myself that I never would have thought.  When I first went into the mental health field I thought that I would engage in this type of work for the remainder of my life.  That's a pretty big statement starting out at the age of 21.  But I LOVED it.  I loved knowing that each and every day I went to work, I was positively affecting the life of another.  It was more than just earning a pay check.  It was leaving a legacy.  Or so I thought.  The mental health field is flooded with red tape and politics.  Often those who are leading with their heart do not remain in the field long because they cannot provide the type of service they were expecting to.  I knew a few years in that this wouldn't be my life's mission.  But what was I to do?  I was a college drop out and this was the only skill set I had learned.  I was trapped.

Then the government laid a plan in place that those without a degree could no longer work with this population.  I HAD to make a shift.  So I landed a job as a project manager in the mental health field.  This position simply doesn't exist in the mental health world.  But I found a way to make it happen.  But deep down I knew there was more.  More that I could do with my life.  So what is a man to do with no education and a skill set that now requires a degree.  For years I had debated going into business for myself, but doing what?  I had no idea.  

Then the business Richmond Bubble Soccer was born.  Finally, I had something that was mine and I loved it.  I just loved the idea of creating something that wasn't there and creating a market for it.  Then came my next business Cycul.  A valet laundry service.  NO ONE in the Richmond area was doing something like this.  I was on my way.  Along the way public speaking became a major focus and I created the brand Mr Preneur.  Finally I created a business Anderson Consulting, which is now Enso Media Firm.  

Through this business, I found one of my true passions.  Videography.  Never would I have thought that video would be a passion of mine.  But I LOVE it.  It first started with me telling my own story through video.  Then I found out how much I love helping others share their story through video.  

There are two things I want to point out here.  First, my passion developed from an initial drive.  I had no idea it would lead me to videography.  But it did.  When trying to find your passion you just start somewhere, anywhere.  The more you do, the more likely you are to uncover what it is you are meant to do.  So many think that you just sit down with a piece a paper and your passion will appear.  That's not how it works.  You have to get to work.  It takes work to find your passion.  

The second point, every company is first a media company.  After discovering this passion, I began to develop way more content for my other brands.  It today's world every company needs to create media.  Stop thinking of yourself as a realtor who has to make content.  You are a media brand who happens to sell real estate.  The sooner brands start understanding that, the sooner they will begin to excel.