How to Find your passion

How to Find your passion

multi-passionateWe hear it all the time, find your passion and you will never work a day in your life again. But what if you have no idea where to begin? Or when fear of being you truly scares you because of all the things you would be losing such as

  • friends
  • security
  • stability

But what about all those things you are gaining?

  • Freedom
  • Love
  • Truth

I get it stepping into who you are and following your passions is scary because it pushes you out of your comfort zone and really your ego is helping you stay there. Because when ego deems things unsafe it will sabotage you although you believe it to be protected.

But what if you are really wanting to find that passion despite the ego and fears?

  1. Start with deciding to stop for other areas to fall into place.
  2. Make a list of interests that you have. What brings you joy and what fires you up.
  3. Make a list of the things that frustrate you or make you angry.
  4. What can you do about feeling less frustrated and angry? Where do you have control and where do you not feel like you have control?
  5. If you had a superpower that could change the world, what would it be? How can you create this word without having the superpower?
  6. Write down what having a purpose means to you. Be clear and identify what you would be doing, how you would feel and what would be different about your life.
  7. Are you already doing some of those things? How can you bring into your life what is meaningful to you now?
  8. Decide on a goal that lights you up and makes you feel inspired.
  9. Brainstorm all the ideas that come to you to help you achieve this goal. Include your skills and talents that can support you in this.
  10. If you like visions boards, create one and print off the images that bring your purpose and meaning.
  11. Keep track of your negative thoughts and beliefs. Journal about them and do some evidence-based writing. Where has this been true? Where has this been false?
  12. Surround yourself with people who will support you on your journey.

Finding purpose is a journey and may even change over time because our mind and awareness expand. If you are following your passions, the things that light you up and excite you and bring you a tremendous amount of joy, odds are you will find your purpose sooner rather than later.

You have permission to be a multi-passionate

You have permission to be a multi-passionate

empowerYou know what drives me bonkers?
Focus on one thing … that… absolutely maddening.

Why?

We are not one-dimensional – we are people with multiple interests and quite dimensional in a wee hexagon kind of way.

I don’t know if you feel this way, but for me, focusing on one thing would lead me to not have an interest in that one thing. I need multiple projects, businesses, hobbies, and activities to keep me feeling alive and seriously harnessing all that I love.

We need to explore different things, do the DIY, do the exploration and learning to see what we like and what we don’t like.

Years ago, I went to college for an accounting agree, something I am incredibly good at because I have a keen sense for detail. What I am not good at is sitting in a cubicle and being an employee.

I then build my first business, selling my handmade creations – not just one thing like crochet items, but multiple handmade things by me because I love to create like wood burning and occasionally painting and making jewelry.

I have some mad skills because of this because I taught myself how to build websites in WordPress – I am techy this way … and I am so good with that. I can learn just about any program in a matter of a day or so.

Then I earned a master’s degree in counseling because I love the brain, love learning how it works and specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy because your thoughts influence your behavior and vice versa and I use this modality in my coaching.

So now I run 3 businesses, by myself – thought I do outsource some things!  Because I love to create (handmade and build websites and I am not developer or designer but I can take a theme and make it happen). But I also love to coach people in going after whatever it is they want.

All of this is WHO I am. A multi-passionate individual who listens to mostly rock music with a heavy dose of love for The Beatles and John Lennon. I love to be in nature, hike and go out for karaoke.

The thing about this is that you CAN absolutely own your passions and make them happen, you just have to find your flow in it all. So, if focusing on one thing, isn’t really your thing, own that – it’s okay – other people do it and it CAN work.