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37. Discover Your Purpose and Passion

37. Discover Your Purpose and Passion | Studio 78 Podcast NacheSnow.com

Happy Thanksgiving folks! As the clock on 2017 winds down, I figured it was a good time to create a quick video on purpose and passion. I get tons of questions about these two areas, although I firmly believe they are one in the same. Your passion informs your purpose.

In this week’s visual episode, I outline a few ideas on what you can do to discover your passion and I also give you a homework assignment at the end. Don’t worry, it’s not anything too difficult, just a few action steps that will hopefully help you reveal and start moving toward your passion.

Try New Things

  • Sign-up for  courses. Courses help you explore without having to commit too much time and energy. You’re allowed to dabble to see what strikes a chord with you. Some classes are even free so try one.
  • Join networking groups. What better way to gain energy from like-minded people who share the same interests. This is also a good way to exchange ideas, contacts, or resources.
  • Volunteer. Again, a great way to meet people while serving others.

Analyze What You’re Currently Doing

  • Examine your hobbies. What has drawn you to or kept you interested in these activities?
  • What do you do during your off hours? Think about things that are not commitments but something you prioritize in the evenings after work or on the weekend.
  • What do you do for fun? Everything or activity isn’t considered “fun” to everyone so what is your unique definition? and why do you consider these activities fun?
  • What do you nerd-out about? We’re all geeks about a certain area or topic that when asked, we can talk for hours on end about it.
  • Determine what you like and dislike about your job. You’re sure to have a few “Aha” moments from this question.
  • Ask people what they think you’re good at. We all have blind spots. Asking for a second or third opinion about your strengths can reveal things you are unaware of or it can even help confirm some of your talents or skills.

Answer These Potential Passionate-Discovering Questions:

  • What are three times in your life when you were most fulfilled?
  • What do you value?
  • What did you enjoy doing as a kid? Would your 10-year-old self be disappointed about the adult you’ve become? Why or why not?
  • If money were not an issue or consideration, what would you do?
  • What activity makes you forget about time, food, and bathroom breaks?
  • What do you want your legacy to be?

Take Action

  1. Develop a life purpose statement. Think of a company’s mission statement as an example.
  2. Create a vision board that reflects what you like to do and what you get excited about. Visual aids are sometimes the greatest motivators.
  3. Go on an adventure today. No excuses!!! Take action.
  4. Starting today, track what makes you happy until the end of the year. There may not be a moment each day, but when there is, write it down. The easiest way to do this is to track your smiles and laughter; those a generally good indicators of a happy moment.

Remember, it’s okay to be multi-passionate and to align your goals with a purpose and passion. Most importantly, follow your heart and gut, they will never fail you.

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