Sunday, July 16, 2017


Purpose and passion go hand-in-hand.  Have you got yours?  No? 
Don’t worry… here is how to find it:

For those of you already basking in your passion, enjoy the freedom and liberation you feel in having been so lucky to find it.

For those of you who had to 'find another passion' project or purpose because you have had to change the course of your pathway (due to injury or illness or economics) - continue to believe IT IS POSSIBLE to reignite your passion, find something you love and proceed on your life's journey with something new.

But what do you do if you still feel stuck? 

First, don't be so tough on yourself.  Your passion doesn't necessarily have to be your job or career. Your passion could simply be living your life by working with a cause, or a charity or or a hobby that you look forward to within your life.  There is something to be said for that.

Don't believe me? My thirty-year career in media relations and live event production was attached to humanitarian and philanthropic causes from environmental, children's charities, literacy, hunger, disaster relief, disease research, education and awareness and the list goes on...   Numerous events I worked had a charity tied to it... it was for the greater good, doing good with purposeful action for making a difference.  I can tell you first hand how great it feels to know you are helping, giving, providing a place of knowing that you can do something to make this world a better place.

The best part is leaving the world just a tad better than you found it. You can derive passion from this.

How you choose to define your passion is up to you, though.  YOUR CHOICE.  Not everyone has their passion as their mainstream career or will do things the same way.

However, if that is what you are looking for, and you still cannot find the key career that makes you feel alive, you CAN take elements, pieces and core threads of what you love most and embed them in your current job or a new job or simply become an entrepreneur to merge all of the things that you love.

Life is also a series of transitions and while you may not have this driving passion right now, it doesn't mean you won't have it later.  Sometimes we need to experience a series of things which add up to what you're going to be doing later.  Sometimes what you go through now will lead to finding what you are supposed to do, but you can't get there until you experience certain events which will be like a trigger switch to ignite things within you.  

Patience is key.  But there is self exploration you can do in the interim:

·         What do you like to do?
·         Where do you feel most alive?
·         What activities make you happiest?
·         How do like to spend your time most?
·         What hobbies do you enjoy now?
·         What hobbies did you used to do, that you no longer do?
·         Are you creative or artistic?
·         Are you athletic and like to be active?
·         Are you competitive?
·         Do you like strategy and brain games?
·         Do you like group activities or solo activities where you challenge just yourself?
·         Do you like to make things, collect things or build things?
·         What gives you the greatest sense of accomplishment? 
·         When did you last have FUN?
·         Where do you like to spend your spare time?
·         When was the last time you learned something new?
·         What gives you a sense of adventure?

Finding your passion and what gets you excited about life or happy by simply doing, creating or investing time, energy, and skill is all about happiness.  If you feel joy doing what you are doing, passion is there… you just have to cultivate it and allow yourself the freedom to be in it. Everything from there will follow and you can ignite the passion within.