So, let’s kick off with 6 Easy Steps for Finding Your Passion:
People often tell me that they don’t know how to find their passion, their purpose or their ‘why’ in life. And I understand that because for a long time, I didn’t know what mine was either!
I was always passionate about helping people, but I needed to ‘shape’ that into a model that would really work for me in the best way.
So, I want to share some tips with you about how you can go about finding your passion.
So, before you can ‘shape’ your passion into a working model, you need to determine what it is, and here are my 8 tips for helping you with where to start.
It really isn’t that difficult to identify your passion, one easy way to do this is to ask yourself some questions.
Let’s take a look at a few examples here.
- What do you do outside of work or in your spare time, or whenever you get the chance? This should give you a good insight of what your hobbies and interests are. Do you spend time developing one of your hobbies or talents? You may spend this,time writing, creating music, cooking or exercising.
- What makes you feel excited? This is normally associated with those things that you are good at. Mainly your talents and your gifts.
- What makes you feel more confident? You may find that talking, writing, singing or art makes you feel this way. Again these are things that you know you are good at, therefore you feel confident. You don’t have to think twice about doing them.
- What would you do if you weren’t earning money from it? Again this signifies your passions. You aren’t in it for the money; you truly love doing it and just want to spend your spare time enjoying yourself with this task.
- What one thing or item would you like to change in the world? Your answer here could be a multitude of things too numerous to mention… think about those things that you are really passionate about – that you always post on FB or Social Media, that you always comment on… what makes you sit up and take notice?
- What makes you smile? I mean, really smile inside? All those things that make you smile are things that you love and enjoy doing. Of course, it doesn’t have to be anything materialistic – in fact, most things that really make us smile inside are not materialistic things. Spending time with your children/grandchildren or pets, visiting a seniors’ home or volunteering for a cause you care about can be other things that put a smile on your face and happiness in your heart.
Go through this list and start writing down your answers. From here you want to see if there is one thing that gets repeated again and again. If so, chances are that this is your passion. That one thing that you love to do, or want to do whenever you can.
Your next step is to simply start making time for it if you are not doing so already. If you are, then how could you get more value and mileage in your passion? Could you learn more about it? Find a mentor? Make a part-time income from it, or even turn it into a full-time career? And yes, you can if you truly want to. If it makes you happy and you enjoy it so much, why would you not want to start planning to spend more time doing it?
Once you get started, you’ll be surprised at the things you learn about yourself.
Sent with love