(Today is a guest post from Casey Lewis! He's a regular contributor to this site and is awesome!)
As I write on Acuff.me about dreaming and pursuing passions I haven’t made it a big secret that I have a full time job and also am building up a coaching and consulting business. I’m excited about a new project I just started working on and was recently telling a mentor of mine about it.
One of his first questions was, “How are you going to make money from this?”
It almost caught me off guard. We were talking about business, and he asked me a very logical and practical business question, and I didn’t have an answer.
If I had to classify this project I’d put it in my dream category. It’s what I love to do. I love helping people and small businesses put their financial situation in a position that they can chase after dreams and go win. I’ve been in the trenches for years now, getting first hand knowledge of how to do this and I’ve found that I love teaching other people how to do this stuff.
So it’s my passion. It’s my dream. And apparently I’m supposed to find a way to monetize it.
But what if you can’t monetize your dream?

Whenever I go to a new city, I try to sign all the copies of the books I’ve written at local bookstores. I tell the manager beforehand. I don’t just go through the aisles like Banksy, creating street art inside the covers of Start and Quitter. A few weeks ago, I went to a bookstore and couldn’t find any of my books. I asked an employee to help me find one in their computer system. The previous store I had been in had four different books I wrote so I was expecting at least one to be in stock. Minutes of awkward silence later, the employee looked up from the computer and said, “How do you spell your name again?” I don’t know if she meant to add, “You random guy posing as an author,” but that was what I heard in my head. I told her it was “J O N.” She immediately said, “Oh, I was spelling it with an H.” I felt better instantly. That must be it! There’s probably a whole shelf of my books around here somewhere and now that you’ve got the right spelling we can find them together!

Go Last Friday, I met a woman who was moving to the Netherlands. Five days from the moment I met her, she would get on a plane and travel half way around the world. For a year, she was moving to be a nanny for a family who lived two hours north of Amsterdam. She had quit her stable job of four years. Rearranged her entire life and pushed her boat away from the shore. In that moment, with less than a week of normal life left, she was nervous and excited. I asked her why she was leaving and she said something deep and true and simple:

(Today is a guest post from the ever amazing Jim Woods! I hope you love it as much as I did.)  A couple months ago I came across a word that blew my mind. This word is multipotentialite. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking what does that word actually mean? A multipotentialite is someone who has a lot of different interests. Wikipedia defines multipotentialite as: a term referring to the ability of a person, particularly one of intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields. This one word may give you tremendous insight into your dream. How so? Well, to answer that let’s look at the three signs that you may be a multipotentialite:

Last Wednesday, the sponsor of this blog, Infusionsoft, helped me put together a free webinar on blogging. I got to share a few questions I think bloggers should always ask themselves and then they shared some smart ways to drive deeper engagement with your content. They are absolute...

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