Leading with Passion

Many say success is merely in the numbers and if you have the right equation there is no way you can lose.

I beg to differ. Passion is the true key to have the perseverance in order to build a business from the ground up.  Yes, you need a plan.  Yes, you need a good team.  Yes, you need to have knowledge of the industry you plan on entering, but you need to have passion which makes you stand out from the rest.  The light at the end of the tunnel is the passion that drives many businesses into becoming multi-million dollar enterprises.

“The thing that makes the difference between a good manager and an inspiring, dynamic leader goes beyond competence.  It’s passion.  That is the single quality that is going to lift a person head and shoulders above the rest in these tough times,” ( Kriegel, Patler p13).

Everyone has good ideas, heck even great ones.

Some may even have the same idea or a similar one to you.  Everyone on this earth is capable of being a dreamer but passion is what makes the difference between a dreamer and a doer.  The only way to supersede above the rest is to hold a deeper drive, dedication, and patience that is truly needed to succeed.  There will be many people in your industry that are equipped with the experience to build a thriving company so, in order to stand out from the crowd, you must have a zest that others do not possess.

Many angel investors are looking for a person with fire in their heart over years of experience.

A person who is able to learn and grow with the dedication needed to succeed.  Starting a business is not easy and there are a lot of bumps along the way.  What will keep you going?  What will give you the drive to make your dream a reality?  These are the questions that an investor or people joining your startup will ask themselves.  An investor is looking for someone who can make a mountain out of a molehill.  Someone that will think outside of the box because failure is just not an option.  What makes these characteristics and determination shine, it is passion.

Your passion will also inspire others that join your team.

This is crucial when you want your business to not only be good but to be exceptional.  So how do you keep yourself motivated when times get tough.  As a leader, you do have to pay attention to the details and never cut corners to be above the rest, but you also must have the wherefore all to be able to envision the bigger picture.  Your ultimate goal.  The biggest challenge in this is to actually believe you can do it and that you deserve the success that is in store for you.  If you don’t believe in yourself, then how can you convince anyone else to believe in you.

Leading with passion is very important in order to take your dream from an idea into a tangible business.  Learning to use your passion wisely to keep your fire burning will take your business to heights that you never imagined it could reach.


Kriegel, Robert J., and Louis Patler. “2.” If It Ain’t Broke– Break It!: And Other Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World. New York: Warner, 1991. N. pag. Print.

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