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Purpose vs. Passion

 

Ever fall victim to any of these headlines?

Find your passion!

Live your passion!

Passion is the secret ingredient to all happiness!

If you have, you're not alone. Hundreds of self-help books and gurus use the promise of passion to answer their clients' burning questions of how to find true happiness and fulfillment in their lives. 

Do I believe in passion and its influence on happiness?

Yes, but...

Passion isn't just something you find. It's falsely packaged as a thing you can pick up on aisle 7. This is why people are made to feel so foolish for not having a passion. Passion is created.

How?

Purpose is the underpinning of passion. Research and experience has shown us that the happiest people are those that feel they are fulfilling their purpose in life. And they've found you can do this in several ways!

Watch this week's video to learn how to align with your PURPOSE in order to create PASSION in your life!

 

Will you be Brave?

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I'm curious... Have you ever gone to someone for advice or feedback and felt they were just telling you what you wanted to hear? Or feel like they weren't even really listening to you at all and just agreeing for the sake of it?

Even our closest, most-trusted "go-to" people can give us sugar-coated feedback. But hey, they don't want to hurt our feelings! So cut them some slack, right?

In graduate school, I had a professor/mentor give me the most honest (and boderline confrontational) advice I had ever heard. I was complaining about someone and she basically said, "have you thought about how your actions impact the situation."

I was stunned and offended at first. I thought 'you're supposed to be on my side!' The immature child in me wanted to run for the hills and never return because of shame and embarrasment. This was my professor after all!

But what I did was sit there and actually think about what she said. She clearly saw something that I could not see. She said to me what no one else had yet cared enough to say. And the encounter changed my life and the way I relate to others.

Why am I telling you all this?

Because I want to give you the same gift. I want to have those tough conversations with you. I want to push you to be better. And sometimes it will hurt.

So this week I want to challenge you to be brave. When you come in to see me next, talk about the issue you've been neglecting to mention...the thing that's really nagging you. Ask for the feedback you know you need to make real change in your life. Be courageous enough to receive the feedback.

Or, if you've never come in before, take that leap to face the feedback you know you need to hear! Be brave!

{WATCH the video for my promise to you!}

Were YOU Brave? Share your comments and experience in the section below the video (on YouTube) or in the comments section on the Blog.