How to Identify Your Life’s Calling and use it to Set-Up Your Own Business

How to build a business based around your lifes purpose

It’s not usual for people to be able to say that they’ve successfully identified their life’s calling so don’t worry if you haven’t quite discovered what yours is yet.

I experienced such emotions shortly before quitting a 9-5 job a few years ago. My full-time position did very little to challenge, excite and stimulate me at the time. I decided that I needed financial and professional independence. Setting up my own company was the best way to accomplish that goal…on my terms.

Are you wondering how to setup your own business on the basis of your life’s calling? The following guide could help you get started.

When and How can You Get Started?

It’s probably a good idea to go through your employment contract first. The reason I say this is because It might feature a clause preventing you from getting started with your business idea. Those of you in HR know what I’m talking about! Many companies have such contracts that prevent employees from establishing a startup while employed, even if it’s after hours.

If that’s the case? Don’t despair. Take it as a sign to delay things a bit while you “learn”. Postpone the process and learn how to setup your own business first. Use the time to do all of the preliminary planning and to guarantee a smooth transition towards your new professional calling.

Use Lists

How to use lists to build a business from scratch

Lists can help you organise your ideas and answer many tough questions about your calling and your professional mission. Dedicate enough time to sitting down, doing a bit of brainstorming and recording the results of the session.

  • Create a list about the things you enjoy doing. Record everything, even if an idea appears to be ridiculous and lacking business potential. Many of these seemingly ridiculous, impossible ideas could potentially be refined and transformed into a solid business plan.
  • Create a second list of the activities you enjoy so much that you’d be willing to do those things without getting paid (DON’T think about the money when doing this list, think about the Joy).
  • And lastly, make a list of things you can’t live without (should be a fairly short list!)

Once you’re done, take some time to carefully compare these lists. Do any similarities emerge? These similarities and patterns could be the emerging “blueprint” of your life’s true calling and what your ideal life could look like.

By thinking it and simply writing it down, you’ve made the reality of your future much more tangible than you could ever imagine.

That’s exciting.

An Abstract Calling?

Don’t worry if your life’s calling appears to be too abstract to understand or transform into a solid, practical business plan initially. Over-analysing everything right from the start will do very little to clarify the concept.

Give yourself a little bit of time. Allow the idea to evolve at its own pace. Soon, you will be able to understand what you’re meant to do. Your life’s calling could be complex and difficult to define at first but this is perfectly natural; the pieces may need time to slowly (but surely) come together, so that eventually – your “purpose” becomes clear. See this diagram below.

How to build a business around your passion and interests

Make sure that the concepts and the activities you are thinking about give you satisfaction and get you excited. If you are going to learn how to setup your own business on the basis of your life’s calling, you will need to focus solely on the things that you would love to be involved with in the long run.

The next part of the business establishment process focuses on bringing this idea to reality: Action.

Knowing how to do that is equally important and you should dedicate enough time to this coming phase, as well.

What kind of business are you thinking about setting up?..

More and more people are switching from an ‘occupation’ to a ‘vocation’ which in Latin means, “to call”. Holding down a traditional 9-5 job is no longer the only option to help you pursue or fund your calling.

You don’t need an office or staff. You don’t even need your own products to make a living on the internet.

If you’d like to sign up for my free online training workshop I’ll share practical tips and actionable strategies that will help you harness your passion, turn it into an online business and create a lifestyle of freedom by your design.

About Mark:

Born in the Philippines, Mark moved to the UK with his family as a teenager. Mark is presently working in a senior corporate online sales and business development role while building his business as a digital marketer. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, produced music albums released on iTunes and helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business.

You May Not Want To Start an Online Business. Here’s Why…

In the interests of being upfront with you, I want to share the side of online business entrepreneurship which rarely gets talked about. The darker side… 

Let’s be honest, the internet is awash with slick glossy video ads showing people enjoying a free and flexible lifestyle having seemingly built an online business with ease. 

You may have seen online ads where people show off their expensive cars, or talking about their financial achievements by the pool of a stunning beach location. 

It may look exciting and impressive and those people have probably earned all the things they’re showing you but what you don’t see, is the amount of hard work it took to get them to that point.

Because if it was that easy, why isn’t everyone doing it right? Well, the truth is…esp. now that social media and the internet are a lot more accessible than ever before a hell of a lot of people are doing it…but very few last or make it…because it’s SERIOUSLY HARD.

Yes there are unbelievable opportunities available to us (more than ever) in this new digital economy. And yes it’s easier than it’s ever been in modern history to connect with an entire global audience and make a staggering amount of money for comparatively little effort compared to the world our parents and grandparents lived in.  

An inescapable fact, is that you still have to build a business.

And building a business comes with many challenges that will try to block, obstruct, defy, demoralise, deny and defeat you.

You’ll probably want to quit (repeatedly). 

You may be criticized by those around you including people close to you who may doubt you, or just take a step back from supporting you. 

You’ll probably start to doubt yourself (constantly). 

You’ll have to overcome dark emotions like fear, anxiety, overwhelm etc…

You’ll feel way out of your depth (most of the time). 

You’ll lose sleep. 

You’ll have to learn tremendous willpower to summon energy, sometimes when you have very little left to give. 

You’ll have to learn how to keep calm and steady, when all you want to do is run, hide or panic. 

You’ll have to learn to ignore the negative voices in your head, you’ll have to learn to trust your heart, trust your instinct…and trust yourself. I could go on. But I think you get the picture.

So although the gloss and glamour of starting and growing a successful online business attracts a lot of people to start it…the reality is that very few will ever make it. 

Why? Because only a small percentage of people on the planet are crazy enough to put themselves through all the above.

But for the few of us who do, the rewards are immense and ridiculously vast…for the same reasons (in reverse)…there is so much wealth to be had, because very few make it to the end to enjoy the rewards. 

And btw I’m not just talking about money – I’m also talking about who you have to become in order to succeed. To become the kind of person who succeeds, you have to become unstoppable, unbreakable and unwavering in all areas of your life. 

You’ll have to develop a ‘core’ and foundation so strong, storms cannot break you. And when that happens (and only when that happens), will the universe open up and ‘make way’ for you. There will be no more limits to what you can achieve.

People who don’t have an entrepreneurial spirit and who won’t ever make it tend to say things like… 

95% of new businesses fail within the first 2 years, so it’s likely you’ll fail too.

Is there luck involved? 

Succeeding as an entrepreneur has very little to do with ‘luck’ and everything to do with persistence, resilience and perseverance.  Every single person who has ever made it, did so because they NEVER stopped trying and doing, no matter what stood in their way. 

And every single person who never made it, failed because they gave up, if not at the first hurdle then somewhere along the way, when things got too tough. 

If more people knew it was less about chance and luck and more about persistent, steady action, then we’d see more and more people making it as entrepreneurs.

The harder you work on developing yourself, the better you get, and the better you get, the more “lucky breaks” you get. And it all starts with positive, affirmative ACTION repeated consistently over time, until the goal is achieved.

So here’s my message to you

Are you crazy enough to go down this path? Where challenges, overwhelm, fear, anxiety, judgement, doubt, criticism, lack of sleep and a whole raft of other challenges and tests will come your way at every turn?

Am I making it sound attractive enough yet? 

IF the outcome and reward at the end of overcoming your challenges is to achieve total freedom and the ability to raise the quality and standard in ALL areas of your life, then you’ll probably see the rewards as (more than) worth the challenge.

That’s also why I became involved with the SFM. 

Fyi, I was never promised an easy ride, but I see the reward of making it through the challenges and struggles and coming out the other side as being totally worth all of the hard work I need to put in.

Join me and get started now, right here.

The only time that we ever have and truly ‘own’, is this moment. The present moment. Right now. 

Remember, circumstances will never be perfect and all the roads you have yet to travel esp if they’re to destinations as yet unknown will be scary at first. But if you wait for circumstances to be perfect or for absolute certainty before embarking on your journey, you may be waiting to get going…for the rest of your life.

If you want something different from your life, you have to do something different. It’s time to start taking different actions if you want to see different results.

Find out what the SFM and its community of entrepreneurs can do for you by getting started here.

And you know what? If it’s really not for you, there’s a 30-day money back guarantee. So there’s absolutely zero risk.

Are you worth investing $30 (£24) in?

Are you going to wait for perfect conditions and circumstances? Or are you going to be bold, be an action taker and take the first step towards changing your life today…

To your success,


My personal journey (so far).


About Mark:

Mark is presently working as a senior corporate online sales consultant while building his digital business and brand as an affiliate marketer. He’s also written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, written and produced several musical albums released on iTunes and helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business of their own.

The ‘BEST VERSION’ of you…

As you may (or may not) know about me, playing music is one of the things I love and am passionate about. 

But did you know…it caused me a LOT of pain and guilt when I was younger and also left me very confused about who I was?.. 


I used to believe that to be a successful credible musician, I had to focus only on creating and performing music, be true to my art and leave the stuffy business, corporate world behind.  

Problem was..I didn’t make a lot of money from my music alone.  

I also got a lot of pressure from my family who saw it as a dead-end profession with no security unless you made it really big (pressure!). 


So, I went down the corporate route, specialising in sales & marketing, and although my financial situation and professional status improved dramatically –  The more focused and successful I was in my job, my soul felt…”sick”. 

Like a big emptiness was in my heart… I felt guilty – it was as if I had literally abandoned someone (or something) I loved. 

I thought that to be successful at Music or Business, I had to give up one of them, to concentrate on being the best at the other. 

I spent many years feeling guilty, confused and sad about this – before I (finally)  worked out that I was the sum total of both; and that combining their best elements… would lead me to become the ‘best version’ of who I wanted to be – and also who I was meant to be. 

So, my message to you…is to enjoy your journey wherever you are in your life. 

Take the highs and the lows, the bitter and the sweet with equal gratitude. 

Even negative feelings like pain, guilt and regret can help us to find and discover the right path by showing us things we need to learn about life and also things we need to learn about ourselves…things no one can teach us, and only time can reveal. 

Be willing, grateful and open to evolving, to learn, to make mistakes…and to embrace change….especially when change is needed. 

The ‘best version of you’ and the life of your dreams might be the result of a ‘combination‘ of things you have yet to discover about yourself…and are yet to come. 

If you’re looking for help, guidance and support to make those changes happen in your life by starting and growing a business onlineget that support here from me and others like me who believe in progress and positivity.

Keep the love (and your faith) strong💪 

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur, Professional Affiliate Marketer & Musician (whenever there's a guitar around!).

About Mark:

Mark is presently working as a senior corporate online sales consultant while building his digital business and brand as an affiliate marketer. He’s also written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, written and produced several musical albums released on iTunes and helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business of their own.

Love, Compassion, Light & Inspiration

Watching what’s happening to the world right now, I must admit I was feeling quite down lately, wondering what could be salvaged from such immense pain and suffering. I also wondered what I could possibly contribute that was positive. It all felt too big, too overwhelming, too messy, even too scary. 

But then I remembered what I stood for. I remembered my core beliefs of love, compassion, light and inspiration. And I remembered that no matter how turbulent the world becomes, my core values remain unchangeable and immovable. 

And with that realisation, came immediate peace and courage. 

It also dawned on me, that this is an ‘opportunity’. An opportunity for change and for us to become even more human, more loving, more compassionate, more united, more bonded with each other as fellow human beings. 

Yes, there may have to be pain and suffering that goes along with this opportunity, but that is also the beauty of our existence on this planet, our ability to connect with each other, listen to each other, heal each other and pull each other through tough times. 

My Grandmother believed (as in, actually believed) in Angels. Whenever there were bad things happening in the world or on TV and things got frightening. She would say, look for the angels, they’re always there. 

As a kid, I would feel disappointed, because I never saw the ‘angels’ she was talking about. I couldn’t see shining beings in the sky with wings flying around helping people. 

But my Grandmother was right. They were there. I was just looking in the wrong place. 

No matter how frightening things become there will always be someone helping another person, protecting another person or comforting another person with love. These are angels amongst us, on earth, in living form. 

So take heart, no matter how bad things seem to be, angels are among us.

You just have to know how to look for them. And then you’ll see them, everywhere. 

In difficult, challenging and frightening times…just remember to hold true to your core values.  

By doing so you will not only be steady, resolute and calm in yourself but you also become the solace, comfort, help and strength that others need. 


Mark Villarosa

About Mark:

Mark is presently working as a senior corporate online sales consultant. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, written and produced several musical albums released on iTunes and also helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business.

If you’d like to to learn how to start and grow an online business and build a lifestyle around your passions in life, click here.

Why salespeople make GREAT online entrepreneurs…

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entprepreneur

Salespeople make GREAT online entrepreneurs because they’re resourceful, driven and passionate people – making them natural entrepreneurs.

They may just need a ‘wake up call’ to realise their talents can also be put to use building something meaningful for themselves.

I’ve spent over 20 years of my life in sales jobs working for various companies over the years.

It’s also one of the reasons I decided to become an online entrepreneur and start my own business.

Although I earned a decent salary and was generally happy in my job, I also couldn’t help feeling there had to be more to life than just sitting at a desk, on the telephone, making sales calls all day.

If I’m honest? I was also afraid…of regret. 

I was afraid of staying in the same spot I was in; same desk, doing the same daily office routine building someone else’s dream.

I was afraid of looking back on my life years later, regretting not starting my own business when I still had the chance.

And that’s the exact moment I realised I wanted and needed change.

I’ve come to realise I’m not alone. 

So many talented, motivated, hard working salespeople are presently in jobs where they’re selling their time for money.

They put their energy in hitting sales targets, reaching for their bosses goals and building their companies dreams instead of reaching for their own dreams by building something for themselves.

One day I was watching some videos on YouTube… 

I came across a guy explaining that ‘anyone’ who was willing to learn, could start an online business and make their first 10k online without ever cold-calling, chasing after people or making sales calls.

Having been in tough sales jobs and cold calling nearly all my life, you can imagine this was music to my ears.

He claimed the method he was teaching, took him from zero to six figures within 12 months online.

And he was willing to show me exactly how to do this and to prove that it worked – without asking any money from me.

Yes, my bull**** alarm went off, maybe like yours is now. It sounded too good to be true. But I was intrigued. So I decided to give it a chance to see what it was all about. 

And I’m glad I did. That guy, is now my key mentor

The online training he provided me, changed my life…and changed it for the better.

It gave me hope that there is an alternative way to building a future than just relying on a company and living paycheck-to-paycheck every month as an employee like many of us have grown up to believe. 

Quick Reality Check.

I’m still currently working in my sales job…

But I literally cannot wait for my day to start to open up my laptop and work on my business and I have to force myself to sleep at night. 

I’m excited about building a business of my own and excited to dream with confidence and certainty that those dreams can become a reality using the steps, methods and strategies provided in the training. The exact same steps, methods and strategies my key mentor used to generate multiple six and seven-figure incomes online.

However, this is not for everyone.

Not everyone is ready for change or to do what it takes to become a successful online entrepreneur.

But if you want to check out this online training for yourself so you can learn the steps, methods and strategies, get a clear understanding of what it actually takes to build an online business, follow your dreams and become the best version of yourself – maybe even the best version of yourself you’ve always wanted to be.

I highly recommend you enter your name and email below so I can send you the online training, directly into your inbox.

This training works even if you have no products to sell and have never made a single penny on the internet before.

This is free. There is no charge for this and there’s no catch. 

If you feel it’s not for you, simply unsubscribe and you won’t hear from me again.

But if you enjoy the content and get massive value from the training, we can take it from there…

Mark Villarosa

About Mark:

Mark is presently working as a senior corporate online sales consultant. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, written and produced several musical albums released on iTunes and also helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business.

It’s JUST like having a newborn baby…

Ok, you’re probably wondering, “what does he know about having a baby?!”😅 

Well, I have a son. He’s no longer a baby though, he’s a grown man now and someone I’m very proud of😊 

He was born during my years in University when I was only 21 years old, scared sh*tless and doing my best to be brave about the future. 

I remember looking at him when he was a baby, so small he could literally fit in the palms of both my hands and wonder how he’d turn out when he’s grown. 

What will he look like? Will he be popular with the girls? Will he be successful? What will he do for a living? Will he inherit my musical genes? 

I would look at him sleeping and feel protective over him, and also feel overwhelming love for him at the same time. 

I find that starting and growing a business is just like that. You start with excitement and fear.

You know it’s going to be hard but also equally amazing. You have no clear idea what it will grow into. There’s going to be good days, bad days, failures, sadness and celebrations. 

There’s going to be days when you want to give up. Days you don’t feel worthy. Days when you feel so tired you can hardly keep your eyes open. Days you want to scream in frustration…. alongside many days of celebration because you absolutely nailed it. 

With consistent love and nurturing every single day it has to, and will grow into something. 

There’s no knowing what it will look like or what it will become, but you feel it’s your job to protect and defend it, until it has a chance to turn into something beautiful. 

Whatever happens, it’s going to be incredible. Because it’s yours, and is and always will be, a special part of you. 


PS: That’s how I know about having a baby 😉

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

About Mark:

Mark is presently working as a senior corporate online sales consultant. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, written and produced several musical albums released on iTunes and also helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business.

If you’d like to learn how to start an online business and build it around your passions, click here.