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7 Tips To Help Find Your Passion

By April 2, 2015Inspiration, Mindset

image of girl with arms held outThere was a time in my life when people talking about their passions kinda freaked me out a bit. This person is so passionate about that and that person is so passionate about this. Their passion could be around a career, hobby, sport or anything.

I just didn’t get it and worst of all I almost feared anyone asking me what I was passionate about because I just didn’t have an answer. It would leave me questioning myself.

How do you know what you’re passionate about? Does it make me boring if I don’t have a passion?

I mean I knew what I liked, that was easy enough. I like music and the beach, great food and wine, art, comedy, holidays.. But was I passionate about any of them? Was I just dying to jump out of bed for any of these things that I like on any given day?

Ahh, not that I’d noticed!

The more I thought about it, the more it bothered me.

I have no passion. What am I doing with my life? What am I missing here, how can I do it better before I miss out on a life that should involve me dancing around with a smile on my face and a song in my heart!

Then one day I heard somebody say something that really changed everything for me. It was so simple yet so effective in my mind to help me discover where my passion lies.

What do you find yourself talking to people about at parties?

Now this may not work for everyone but I do love a party. I love to pop on a pair of heels, jeans and a sparkly top. Fix up the hair and makeup, a couple of glasses of bubbles and alakazam! I’m in the zone where I’ve been known to do some of ‘my best work’.

I’m certainly not advocating the use of alcohol to find your passion but for me, the conversations I have in those situations are the ones I have the most fun in. When you are at a party the whole atmosphere is centred on having a good time. If it’s not, you my friend are at the wrong party.

So what do I talk about when I’m at a party? All kinds of things! Some of which quite possibly aren’t particularly appropriate for this article however, most of my friends would have heard me talking about Earthing.

So I started thinking about this. To be honest I’m not sure that Earthing on its own is my true life passion however there are lots of things that relate to this and what I like about it that are.

You can read my article on Earthing to find out more about that, however the thing that I love most about it is the way it makes me feel and the discovery of this natural connection that just seems so obvious when you become aware of it.

Becoming aware is the whole point!

I discovered that what excites me and makes me talk to people in a way that they can’t help but to feel engaged is talking about things that make you feel good and are good for both your body and mind.

Natural connections and thought processes that require you to tilt your view just a little until you get that a-ha moment when everything just seems to make sense.

I love finding information on all things ‘feel good’, learning about them and also sharing what I learn with others. I love seeing people’s faces light up with a bit of inspired wonder, as did mine when I first stumbled across it.

What I’m passionate about is talking to people about Earthing and happiness and mindset. I’m passionate about getting into conversations with people that lift our state of consciousness to a place where we all feel lighter and happier and fun!

The most brilliant thing of all is that I now have in actual fact managed to create a business for myself around doing just that. I get to write articles about things that I find inspiring and uplifting and share those with others so that they too can feel inspired and uplifted.

I also have the resources to help people create an online business of their own that they can feel passionate about that gives them a reason to jump out of bed in the morning. To help get them into their own magic zones where time just flies and nothing feels like work at all.

Do you know what your passion is? If the answer is yes, awesome that is fantastic!

If the answer is no, don’t despair. Like I said that was exactly me at one time. Perhaps parties aren’t your thing and you don’t have inspiring conversations there. There are several other ways that you can find your passion.

Here I’ve popped together my 7 tips to help find your passion.

1. Take time out

Close your eyes and spend some quiet time imagining yourself really happy. Where are you? What are you doing? Is the sun shining on you, are you writing, playing an instrument or painting? Are you helping people, do you feel like everything is flowing?

2. Listen to your inner voice

What is it saying? Do you have a lot of negative chatter going on? Finding your passion and what gets you excited is near impossible while you are convincing yourself that you’re not smart, fit, attractive or good enough. Kick that negative talk to the curb!

3. Affirmations

Cultivate confidence in yourself and write down a few ‘I am’ affirmations to reinforce your ability to feel good and recognise your strengths. Believe in yourself and your right to be happy.

4. Uniqueness

What makes you unique? Perhaps you’ve felt at times that you’re a bit different from everyone else and that’s your problem. Um well let me tell you, you are different from everyone else. That is the beauty of it! At the very start of your creation, you were blessed with your very own unique set of strengths, skills and things that excite you. Your very own set of abilities that allow you to stand out from the crowd. Go with that, it’s yours!

5. What would you do if money were no object?

It’s funny how we learn to tie money to things and therefore decide how likely we are to achieve something based on how much it would cost.  Your mind is what controls what is available to you, not the price tag.

6. What did you love when you were a child?

One of the things I loved as a child was to tell jokes. Now I wasn’t particularly good at the delivery at all. In fact I was better known for cracking myself up so hard that I couldn’t deliver the punch line. That alone would make people laugh. I guess even then I loved to put a smile on people’s faces!

7. Brainstorm

Once you start getting a few ideas flowing, grab a piece of paper and a pen and start writing things down. Seeing ideas in your own hand writing is very powerful and writing tends to have the effect of opening up the flow of thought.

I hope this article has helped you to discover your passion. If you need more inspiration, search online. You will find endless ideas and information. Even if you don’t discover your passion straight away, keep looking. It will be worth it!

 

Feel free to contact me direct via Email or Facebook  as I’m always happy to connect! 🙂

Author Toni

Toni Everard has a gift for motivating and inspiring change in others. Having overcome many of her own life challenges Toni left her previous career in banking and finance to fulfil her desire to contribute more to the world. Now as a Coach, Therapist, Educator and Speaker Toni works with individuals and groups to create transformational change and empower those who want to create more in life for themselves and those they care about.

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Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Margret says:

    Thanks for this Toni. I do always feel good when I read these sort of articles. Its how you writie it too. AND PASSION, well thats a little broad but I do have at least one. ‘Singing’. I have always had a passion for singing in fact my whole faimly has a pasion fof singing. The other is helping others if I can.

    Thank you for sharing …..and your right, writing things down really does work!. At least it does for me and writing your pasions down and seiing it, also makes you feel good. Your passions really give that ‘feel’ good feeling because it’s something that brings you joy.

    Great article, thanks,
    Margret M Wathey

    • Toni Everard says:

      Singing! Yes I love singing too Margret. Especially in the car. The first thing I do when my daughter and I hop in the car is hand her the ipod to pick out a song and we both sing together. She knows the words to all kinds of songs now, everything from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars to Joe Cocker she even played me Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder on my birthday the other week 🙂 I can imagine you have a lovely voice too.
      Thank you for your comments Margret, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Fantastic 7 tips shared Toni and a very valuable read as there have been times in my life I have felt like I had lost my passion. So thank you for this article

  • Kim McKee - Online says:

    Hi Toni, this is such a great article and a way to find what it is that makes us feel good. Well written with super info, many thanks once again for your wisdom! Cheers, Kim

    • Toni Everard says:

      Kim thank you, I’ve been getting some really positive feedback from this article so I am so pleased that you enjoyed reading it and go something out of it as well. Thanks again for reading and commenting. 🙂

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