Mike Ionita Highlights the Role Passion Plays in Running a Successful Business

Previous generations were boldly instructed to ‘follow their passions’. But is passion a pre-cursor and determinant for success? Founder and Creative Director of Crux Video Game Design, Mike Ionita, says yes. Mike Ionita has loved animation for as long as he can remember. Growing up playing Street Fighter II and watching Tom & Jerry, he never imagined that one day he would be running his own video game design studio. Mike credits his success to his passion for the craft and believes that it can help you succeed in anything you do. Mike Ionita is here to outline the benefits of passion in running a successful business.

What is passion?

Perseverance

Focus

Excitement

Of course, Mike Ionita explains that passion can be a double-edged sword. If you have too many passions, it will be hard to focus in on one thing long enough for it to be successful. Warren Buffet has come up with a tool to help you narrow your focus. Write down 25 things you’re passionate about and put them in order of importance. Circle the top 5 and focus solely on those. The other 20? Put them on an ‘avoid at all costs’ list.

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