I have heard these sayings all my life, “do what you love and the money will follow”, “follow your passion:, “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”. I am sure you have heard these things as well. From parents, teachers, well meaning friends, counselors. Have you ever thought that it was impossible? You may have been unable to figure out what your passion is, or you may have been living with the negative thought pattern that there is no way to make a living doing what you love. We all get caught up in the rat race, work hard, make a living, raise a family, going though the motions every day but without joy, without passion. Not necessarily unhappy or depressed, but never really living in joy.
The first step in following your passion is to understand what your passion is. Some of you may already know, the burning desire may have been with you your entire life. Some of you may not realize that the things you enjoy doing more than anything else, the things that light you up and make you lose track of time are your passion. It is about what makes you so joyful and fulfilled when you are doing them that you would do it forever without getting paid if you thought you could get away with it. Once you know what that passion is, that activity or cause that makes your soul sing, then you need to discover how to turn that into a career, or at least a side business. You don’t have to quit your day job just yet. You can start exploring opportunities that will utilize the skill set you enjoy or that will put you in situations where you can provide services to things you care about, whether that is helping children, the homeless, or animals.
So do some soul searching and when you discover what it is that sets your soul on fire – GO FOR IT! Find a way to turn your passion into the future you envision for yourself! If you can dream it you can achieve it. If you can imagine it you can bring it into being! If you need any guidance figuring out what your passion is or how to turn that into a career I am available for one on one coaching. Feel free to email me or leave a comment below. I want everyone to live a life of joy!