About a month ago I spoke at a local women’s guild.
It might be my favorite thing in the world…. to share the tools that have helped me create more daily happiness with other moms.
It SETS ME ON FIRE! It’s that thing I could do ALL DAY LONG and never tire of it.
I remember the first day I taught a workshop on something I LOVE. The hours flew by. I was energized and almost shaking from the inside out. That’s how you know.
I didn’t always know. About 10 years ago I started exploring my passion. I was on a quest to find it. I hired a coach. I read books. I went to meet ups. I hired another coach. All in search of my “passion”. I had NO idea what it was. Or how to find it.
The good news is I did find it. But not through those efforts. I found my passion by following what I love. I didn’t discover it like I thought, by searching for it. I uncovered it by following my bliss. By doing more of what I love and less of what I don’t.
It was a lot easier than I thought. And now I help my clients hone in on what they love, what they’re passionate about.
Have you ever explored what you love?
What sets you on fire?
What could you do all day long and never want to stop?
What is the #1 topic you’d love to discuss at a dinner party?
Now we’re talking. Once you tap into that you never turn back.
I know what you’re thinking…. “but what if I don’t know?”
Well I’m here to tell you, you DO know. You know. You’re just not tapping into it.
So many of my clients say they don’t know what they want. They don’t know what they love. They don’t know what they’re passionate about.
I’m sorry but you do!
You might be afraid of it. You might be out of touch with it. You might be denying it. But you know. Only YOU know!
If you are one of the many who don’t know what you’re passionate about.
Here are a few suggestions how you can tune back in.
#1. Get quiet
We can’t hear our guidance when our monkey mind is busy chatting about our to do list. When we get quiet we give our guidance a minute to speak up. Have you ever sat and asked “what do I love?” “What is my passion?” Ask. Sit. Get quiet. And ask again. You’ll be amazed what comes up.
#2. Look at what you look at
When you read a magazine what are you attracted to? When you read a book what do you like to read about? When you travel where do you go? What are you drawn to? What’s interesting to you? What blogs do you read? What podcasts do you listen to? A lot of us have clear desires and interests but we just don’t realize they’re unique. I had a talk with my sisters once many years ago. We all thought the others were excited and interested in the same things. I mean we’re sisters. We have so many similarities and backgrounds. But we were COMPLETELY different. Tammi loves teaching aerobics and working out. Terri loves taking care of kids and playing with babies. I love singing, acting and speaking. So different. Look at what you’re interested in. Follow that.
#3. Look at what you DON’T want
When we feel we don’t know what we want. We usually DO know what we DON’T want. So here’s an easy process to look at that, taught to me by my awesome friend Michael Losier.
- Take out a blank piece of paper and draw a line down the center of it
- Write what you’re NOT passionate about on the left side
- Then strike through each one and write something you ARE passionate about on the right side across the line
This easy process usually draws out a lot of things you DO want and you are interested in. See what comes up for you.
#4. Ask a friend
If you have a few close friends I’m 1000% sure they’ll have suggestions for you. They will tell you where your expertise lies. They’ll happily share with you what you love to do and talk about. What you’re great at. Don’t be surprised if they know before you do. So check in with them.
If you still don’t know what you’re passionate about, email me. I discovered my true passion over 10 years ago and tapped into some more beautiful processes how to help other women do the same. In just one 90 minute session I can help you hone in on your top 5 passions and set a plan in motion how you can start moving towards them. Knowing my top 5 passions helped me quit my full time job of over 17 years, start my own business, move into my dream house and travel to more tropical locations than I ever thought possible. All of that began when I started following my top 5 passions. I encourage you to do the same.
Now tell me….what do YOU love?