Henri Junttila

Henri is a freelance writer and the founder of Wake Up Cloud, where he helps people turn their passion into a thriving lifestyle business. When you feel ready to take action, grab his free special report.

5 Mistakes You Must Avoid When Following Your Passion

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In 2006, I had a vague feeling of unease. I felt like something was missing, but I didn’t know what. I was playing poker professionally and making a good living, but I yearned for more. More fulfillment. More excitement. More purpose. More joy.

It’s been over half a decade since, and today I’m making a living doing what I love. I’m absolutely in love with the work I do and my life. But the journey there was filled with stumbling into pitfalls and getting shoved back by walls. That’s why this article is all about the mistakes I made during my path.

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How to Fail at Turning Your Passion into an Online Business

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Building an online business is tough. I should know, because I’ve wasted years and over $10,000 trying to make it happen. I’ve fallen for many get rich quick schemes. I’ve even spent thousands on a 1-on-1 coaching program that didn’t pan out.

In this article, I go through the pitfalls I’ve spectacularly fallen into, and I also share the realizations I’ve had to help me turn it all around.

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How I Built an Online Business Around My Passion

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In 2006, I felt the urge to do something else. At the time, I was a professional poker player, but I felt like it was time to turn the page. However, I struggled for a long time. I wasted over $10,000 on get-rich quick programs and coaching. And it took me until early 2009 to create my first successful website. But when things clicked, they really clicked.

At the end of 2009, I was making multiple thousands per month via my online websites. I was starting to do what I was truly interested in.

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Changing My Mindset Changed My Life

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Aikido changed my life. When I first started, I was hesitant and scared. I had trained in martial arts before, but I’d always had a mental block that held me back from giving it everything I had. I constantly looked to my trainer (or Sensei) for approval.

I was constantly second-guessing myself. But one day, everything changed.

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