SectionWWW. HEALTHYLIFESTYLESLIVING. COMBringing it together for you onlineThe Power of Passion Do what you love WORKBOOKhttp://www. healthylifestylesliving. comCopyright © Larry-LewisPublished by: ATMP LtdAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. First Edition: April 2012ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDlarry-lewis. comThe Power of PassionDo What You Love WORKBOOK larry lewiswww. healthylifestylesliving. comTable of ContentsSection1
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We are here to discover your passion. The assumption is that at the moment your life is missing out on this. But first we need to ascertain where you are right now in life. This is the first step we need to take. The truth is, most people have never even given themselves enough time to figure out where they are in life. Take this assessment to make an honest evaluation of where you are in life right now in some detail.
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First consider each question, then give yourself an overall evaluation mark for each area.
How are your primary relationships (those with your spouse, children. parents, family)? How are your work relationships? How are your relationships with friends? What do you most enjoy about your relationships right now? What is troubling you in this area? Do you feel good about yourself? What would need to change to improve your self-image? Do you feel joy and contentment in your social life? What are you merely putting up with? Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being best) in this area: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Start to think what three steps you could take right now to begin achieving greater success in this area of your life?
2. PHYSICAL HEALTH
Are you healthy? Would your doctor agree? Do you know your weight, cholesterol level, blood pressure? Are they where they should be? What is physically challenging to you? Do you have any regular responsibilities that exhaust you? How are your sleep habits? How are your eating habits? What bad habits do you have ? (e. g. smoking)How is your exercise routine? Do you have one? What do you need to start or stop doing to improve your health? Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being best) in this area: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Start to think what three steps you could take right now to begin achieving greater success in this area of your life?
3. INTELLECTUAL AWARENESS
Are you growing intellectually as a person? Are you learning something everyday? What were the last five books you’ve read? What magazines do you read regularly? What do you listen to most often during the day? Are you up-to-date on enough subjects to succeed in life? What one subject do you know most about? What subject do you enjoy talking and learning about the most? Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being best) in this area: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Start to think what three steps you could take right now to begin achieving greater success in this area of your life?
4. FINANCIAL PROSPERITY
What is your current net asset value? Are you saving, or going into debt? What kind of loans do you currently have? How much do you need to make to achieve your goals? How much do you make per month? What is your current hourly rate? If you don’t know what your hourly rate is, what value would you put on yourself? Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being best) in this area: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Start to think what three steps you could take right now to begin achieving greater success in this area of your life?
5. FAMILY TOGETHERNESS
Do those closest to you know that you love them? When was the last time you said so? What do you do together as a family? How are you building memories that will last? What is your best family tradition? What is your greatest family issue that needs to be addressed? Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being best) in this area: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Start to think what three steps you could take right now to begin achieving greater success in this area of your life?
6. CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
Where are you right now in terms of career success? Are you content with that, or driven for more? What is the greatest difficulty to forward progress? Can this difficulty be overcome in this career or job? What do you most enjoy about your career? What do you least enjoy? If money were not an issue, would you do this job for free? Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being best) in this area: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Start to think what three steps you could take right now to begin achieving greater success in this area of your life?
WHAT DOES THIS SHOW
Total all of your scores for the 6 categories then divide by 6 to come up with a numeric total from 1 – 10:(This is your Baseline; check back here at regular intervals to measure your progress.)So for example if you scored 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 6 your total score would equal 30. Divide 30 by 6. This equals 5. This is your baseline score. You would expect to see this increasing over time once you begin the road to power your passionsYour Total
Take Your Life Of Hold
Now you have some idea where your life is right now. Maybe you have seen even more clearly than you realized before that things aren’t as good as they could or should be. It may seem that you have been putting your passions for life on hold for some time. But now you dream of something greater for yourself. You know that you were meant for something better, don’t you? Let’s call this your wake up call. You are here, and you’ve made the decision it’s time to do something about it. After all you are beginning to explore how things can be different, what it’s going to take to truly live and enjoy your life once more. Otherwise why did you start reading this eBook, and what made you read it this far? I know how profoundly my life changed for the better when I found something I truly loved doing and started doing it as my day-to-day work. My job is exciting, I make the difference, and it is so much fun. In addition to the thrill of writing several blogs and coaching people to improve their own lives, I’m getting paid to do what I love. I’m making a living at something that doesn’t really feel like work to me. I’m offering my knowledge and passions as a helping hand to you! You will find your answer! You will discover your passions! Are you yet starting to think what that may be? Do you know how great it is to write something like this, to pour out these ideas, thoughts, and use the knowledge I have inside my head. What do you possess that you have kept bottled up for way too long.
Time for Your Success
To me success is waking up every day knowing that I am on an amazing journey filled with passion for what I am doing. I personally am empowered and excited by what I do. Being in control of my destiny and continuously exploring new opportunities that genuinely excite me and give me the chance to make the difference is simply awesome. Do you think I like talking about myself, or do you think that I’m using myself, my life and my passions to motivate you of the possibilities awaiting you once you decide to follow your passions. I’m completing this eBook at the beginning of February2013. I’m 50 years old. Yet I’m just as excited as what life has in store for me.. My business is expanding all the time, into all sorts of directions, connected by just one thing, my passions. You could do exactly the same! For you, it is time to do some deep down searching to really connect with yourself and where your passion lies. What one thing could you use to make a difference, make money, or maybe change the world. To build a successful businesses you either have to solve a problem or satisfy a need. Where can this take you if you were following your passions. I really do hope you are asking these questions of yourself, not just reading. When you bring your passion and a business together, magic happens.
Let Your Passions Fuel Your Success
If you want to succeed in life you must progress your number one asset – you! And I want you to realise that the only thing stopping you from succeeding in life is yourself. Finding and connecting to your passions is going to be life changing for you. You must no longer allow mediocrity to keep you from living life at it’s very best. You must expect more out of every single moment of your time. Life has to be more than just ” okay”. Okay, is just not good enough, that is not the way it was designed to be. Life is supposed to be great. It is time that you reconnected to your amazing dreams, brilliant business ideas and your deepest, heart felt desires to achieve success. The thing that will help you bring all these together is discovering your passions. If you don’t think this is the case, you are denying yourself. You are playing safe, not releasing yourself from those self imposed shackles. Lacking passions in your life has been the missing link that you’ve been searching desperately for up till now. Without your passions you go through life lacking the rocket fuel to truly succeed. Your passions make it possible for you to move forward in your life. Refuse to accept ” okay”. Refuse to allow yourself or your life to be tied down any longer! My success started the minute I created my vision, my big dream, that empowered me to overcome all of those hurdles that are sure to try and stand in everyone’s way when they’re trying to build a successful business. My key, what inspires me, motivates within me is the desire to improve my life and the world around me. My principle is in truth a no brainer, so logical, so right, and yet it feel’s so good and empowering, and that is when you commit to helping others; you help yourself. When your passion brings you the strength, power and ability to help others, nothing will hold you back …. Not even yourself.” A man must know what he does well, so that he can make a living. He must know what he loves, so that he will enjoy life, and if he is truly blessed, they will be the same.” So my personal experience shows to me that when you focus on your passion , and find ways to allow your passion to impact others, you have a winning formula! When you are passionate about what you do, you give 110% and the results show. It will change your life and every one you touch. That is truly AWESOME!
Let’s Go Into More Detail
The difference between where you are and where you want to be is the gap you need to close. So now it’s time to move forward and get to the place you want to be. How do we close this gap between our current reality and our goals. Your imagination is one of your greatest personal tools to set this in motion. It is a window into the world of possibility, and a powerful force toward the realization of a better life. When used intentionally, your imagination becomes the trigger of your creative abilities. So when you actually see where you want to go, when you can vividly picture it, no matter what your current reality is, and how different it is to the current reality, you can build a bridge to go from one to the other. But sometimes pursuing your dreams means stopping to build a bridge to get there and this can take time and involve frustrations on the journey while getting there. The space between our current reality and where we want to be can always be bridged. The choices we make have immediate and long term consequences that either widen this gap or bring us closer to the life we want to live and the goals we are striving to achieve. Take a look at the assets you have to put to work towards overcoming your current obstacles. What skills and abilities do you have? What knowledge do you have? What external resources do you have (relationships, community, financial, etc.)? To get from point A (where you are right now) to point B (where you want to be), you need to clearly articulate what you need, so you can start identifying potential solutions. Once you clearly identify what you want you can start bridge-building!
Exercise Bridge The GapCurrent Reality
(Where I am)Goal(Where I Want To Be)
Exercise The Big Question
After yourself these questions, write down everything that comes to mind. Come up with 10 to 15 responses. Why do you get up every morning? Why do you come to work every day?
Exercise Look Ahead
Do the answers to the previous exercise show you that you are truly motivated, inspired, enjoying the journey your life is taking? Well now answer theseWhat do you want to be doing in five years’ time? What actions can you take to get there? Finding your Passion in LifeNEVER FORGET: Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. You are now not just looking at your life as it is, but also looking ahead to where you want it to be.” If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.” T. Alan ArmstrongHow have you figured out what your passions are in life? If not, don’t worry, you soon will. Still don’t have an idea of what you want to do with your life or where your passions lie? Everybody is different. Everybody walks a different path. Your path will be different and as you progress you will find specifically what works for you. So go use this information and start learning. Are you ready to live your life’s passion & create explosive abundance by doing what you LOVE? Once you know your passion, you will be tempted to ask ” How can I turn this into a career?” The power and incredible energy generated from exploring, pursuing, and living your life passions is evident whether your involvement is great or small: full-time, part-time, hobby, or occasional activity. It can fuel and energize all aspects of your life leading to more fulfilment and alignment with your true essence. But when you turn your passion into a sustainable and profitable business you will experience life lived on your own terms filled with happiness and contentment. We will provide you with the tools to help you get paid to pursue your passion and finally do what you love.
You Were Meant To Live By Passion
Paul Dyer from his 12 weeks to a more passionate life wrote this beautiful section that to me demonstrates exactly why this journey in search of your passions is so worthwhile: You were created to create. Your gifts and talents are your brushes, and the world is your canvas. You were created for a purpose. You were designed in a particular way, with a unique personality and set of skills, abilities and interests (your gift mix), in a way that will allow you to fulfil your purpose. You will be good at what you need to be good at to fulfil your purpose. When you apply your design (your gift mix) in the right place (your Sacred Path), you will improve the world in some way. You will enjoy using your design when you apply it towards fulfilling your purpose. You will feel genuinely satisfied with what you create and accomplish when you use your gifts and talents on your Sacred Path. Your design (your gift mix and your soul) resonates with your calling. Step into your calling and the doors will open. Jump and the net will appear. You must learn to trust yourself. Aim at Joy and you’ll miss it. Respond ‘ yes’ to your calling, serve others, and you’ll find joy in abundance. You will love, be energised by, and be passionate about what you’re ‘ called’ to do. When you are using your gifts and talents in the right place everything feels right. You were created with a unique set of gifts and talents. Now you need to clearly understand who you are and what your passions are and what you are meant to do with them. Paul Dyer
What is your Passion in Life
Do you know what you’re passionate about? Is there anything in life that makes you feel really good, excited, and switched on? If not, you either haven’t found your life passion yet, or you are neglecting it. Our passions are what give life its juice. It is time you discovered your passion. Today we’re going to investigate how to identify your life’s passion so that ultimately, you can build a happy and fulfilling life through it. Everyone has a passion, it’s just a matter of whether you have allowed yourself to find it, live it, and follow it. Loving what you do gives you a reason to wake up every morning and look forward to life. Everyone has passion in them, it’s a matter of just finding it. From the early years, all of us are passionate about something. But over the years we lose track of what is was and never seem to be able to rekindle that memory. Yet the power of your passion is so incredible that it could change your entire life. Without your passion the chances are you will live a life of mediocrity. That is why it is so important for you to discover where your passion lies. So what’s the thing that you could do all day long, without even thinking of being tired, with deep focus and endless happiness? This is what you’re passionate about. Finding your true passion is one of the most important things you can do for your life. It sounds worth finding, doesn’t it?
The challenge for many people is determining what their passions are. This is the key to living a fulfilled life. You see, when our talents and our unique gifts are connected with our desires, striving for the dream is a genuine and possible pursuit. When our passions come alive we truly bring to the forefront those dreams which beat deep inside us. Your passions will once again give them life. There’s no time like the present to start living your life with passion. For many, that means conducting an assessment of whether your current life and career are fulfilling you. If you think or feel something is missing, you can transform things by bringing passion into your life. Many people need to look properly at where they are right now, to realise that they need to make changes. You need to get started on knowing what you want and get clear on who you are. Clarity is critical to success. Clarity leads to power—the power to act—which is the basis of achievement, fulfilment, and happiness in life. By clarifying what you love most, what is most important to you, you will be able to align your life with what you most enjoy.
Questions Can Change Our Focus In An Instance
‘ A genuine quality of life comes from consistent, quality questions’. ANTHONY ROBBINS – AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHINWhat you allow your mind to focus on is so important. Your brain can be directed and you can direct it by the questions you ask. The most powerful way to direct your focus is through the power of questions. We ask ourselves questions all day long. Our questions control our focus, how we think, and how we feel. So questions can immediately change what we’re focusing on and therefore how we feel. Most importantly questions can help us in finding our true passions. All through this eBook I’ve been putting questions in front of you. Your subconscious as well as your conscious mind are already working on them, trying to help you find the answer to … what is your passion? Read through these questions, let them really start opening your mind up. These questions will jump start your subconscious mind. The important point is that you answer each question without thinking too much about it. Just allow yourself to write whatever comes to your mind. Let a link form between your heart and your fingertips. Don’t censor yourself at this point. You can always remove the really ridiculous stuff later.
Exercise Questions To Determine Your PassionsQuestions To Determine Your Passions Exercise
What would I really like to accomplish in my life? What cause, need, problem or opportunity excites me the most? What would I do if I knew I could never fail? What makes me truly happy? What do I really love doing that if I’m asked to wake up at 2 a. m. to do it I would not complain about it? If I could spend my day doing anything, what would I choose to do? Do I believe that success and satisfaction can go together? How can I make that happen for me? What am I truly good at? How would I like to be remembered? What is that area that I am most gifted in? When was the last occasion I spent time doing something that made me feel really alive, and what was I doing? Am I ready to realise and master my passion? What brings me the greatest joy in life? What excites me? What do I love to do? Do I have a desire deep inside of me to fulfil my dreams and live a life filled with passion? Am I living the life I want? When do I feel the best about myself? What are my personal strengths? How would I change the world if I could? What is something I need to do every day to feel fulfilled in my work? What makes me enthusiastic and energetic? When do I feel the most alive? Do I have any hobbies I feel passionate about? What have I always wanted to be? What is that thing I do with ease? What makes me happy? What is it I do that gives me a natural high? If I never had to work another day in my life, how would i spend my time? What are five things that I must do before I die? What is my uniqueness? If my potential was completely unlimited, what kind of life would I create for myself and my family? What one thing would I dare to dream if I knew I could not fail? If time and money were no object, what would I do? What would I love to do most in my lifetime? What is it I want to be doing day after day? Which famous person do I most admire and why? What career did I want to go into when I was a child? If I won five million dollars tomorrow, would I continue to do what I am currently doing?” If not, what would I rather be doing? What is that area that I am most gifted? What are my personal strengths and characteristics? What have others always said that I am really good at? What would I change in the world if I could? What contribution can I make to the world? What difference do I want to make in the world before I die? What would I do if I could do any job that I wanted? What do I want to be when I grow up? What was I born to do? What does success mean to me? What gets you up in the morning? What is your mission in life? What do you dream about? When did you have most fun in your life? What were you doing? What’s most important to you in your life? What do you love about yourself? What are the things you enjoy most? What would you like to do all the time if you could? How could you make the world a better place for yourself and others? What is it in your life that ignites your inner fire? What is it that really gets you up and at it? What are you enthusiastic about? What makes you forget everything else? What did you love when you were a child? What puts a smile on your face? What am I good at? What sparks my creativity? What do I like to talk about? What makes me unafraid of failure? What do I dream about? What would I regret not having tried? Do I know what my passion really is? These questions should now be stirring thoughts of things that you have a passion for. The answer to where your true passions may not yet fully develop, but the process has now begun. Take your time here, think through these questions, take time over them, let them resonate through your mind and let them seep into your heart.
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Exercise Your PERSONAL passionYour Personal Passion Exercise
Here are a few questions to ask of yourself: Your knowledge is an area which can give you a good indication of what your passions may be. How could I help others by sharing my past experiences? What positive experiences in my life may be of particular interest to someone else? Have I been through some difficult circumstance in life that others would be interested in? What characteristics would my friends, family and colleagues use to describe me? Here are a few more questions to ask yourself: What do I know? Have I learned anything that I can share with others? What activities am I really good at? What skills do I have? What are my strengths? Ask yourself what constantly occupies your mind. Do some brainstorming. Do you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night thinking of something in particular? Here is a list of questions you can ask yourself to help determine your true passion. Do I have any hobbies? Do I have any special interests? Am I an expert in anything? Do I have any specialized training in anything? What sports do I enjoy playing? What activities give me the greatest sense of self-fulfillment, joy, pride, and happiness? What are my interests, hobbies, and leisure activities? If I had no limitations, what would I do? What have I secretly dreamed of? If I could do one thing for the rest of my life, what would it be? When I have spare time, what do I like to do? What one subject can I enjoy talking about for many hours? What do I most enjoy doing for others? Now let’s step it up at bit more, let’s get your blood pumping. Ask yourself these questions: What would excite me? How can I convey that excitement to others? What do I really love doing? Now ask: What would I do, even if I never got paid for it? If I were given 6 months to live, how would I spend the remainder of my days? If I had 10 billion pounds, what would I do? How would I impact the greater good for the sake of others? What would I do with my time and life? How would I like to make the world a better place for myself and others? At the end of my life, what would be the one thing I want to be most happy about having done or having been? Ask yourself: What’s fun? What do I like to do? What would I get a kick out of doing?’Now let’s put this all together
Exercise What’s Your Real Passion? What’s Your Real Passions Exercise
You’ve struggled through life, and surviving has become your priority and this has tired you out. Your passions have not just taken a back seat they’ve totally disappeared because with all your struggles you’ve not seen them as being a priority. Other things have had to take precedence. Everything else seems to take the front seat when it comes to life, everything other than exploring what makes you really come alive. If you’re going to have any hope of figuring out what it is that really makes you tick, you’ll need to spend some time actually thinking about it. You found the wrong way to live, now it’s time to appreciate and once again find your passions, and begin to live with them at the centre of everything you are. So by this stage, thoughts should now be resonating through you. Questions have been asked of you and your mind should be reflecting on them, and the answer to where do your passions lie should now be close to being found. In order to find out what you are passionate about takes a lot of inner strength and a lot of soul-searching. Through self-discovery we do become stronger more focused individuals. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, ” Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Let’s look at you to try and uncover the answer to what’s your real passion. Firstly I just want to help get your mind focusing on you. Use these questions to go within yourself and begin stirring your emotions. Let them touch you, take your time, don’t force any answers, wait and see what emerges.
ARE YOU ALREADY FOLLOWING YOUR PASSIONS?
Do you have a passion for life? Do you wake up every morning really excited by life and looking forward to the day? Do you regularly push yourself to achieve greater things and step outside your comfort zone?
OR, ARE YOU LOST FROM YOUR PASSION?
Do you ever feel discouraged and frustrated with your life? Do you ever feel like your dreams will never become reality? Are you always frustrated, and know that living life filled with passion is the key to a happy and fulfilled life, yet you are missing out on passion in your life?
CONNECT TO YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES
What have you dreamed of doing or being? (Now and/or in the past, as a child)If you could do any ” one” thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? One way to tell if something is your passion is if you had an affinity for it during childhood. Go back to your childhood, which was the time in your life when you were most in touch with your passions. What did you love? What were your hobbies? What games did you make up, what did you dream about? You’ll find an insight into what one thing if you brought it into your life today would reconnect you to your passions. Once you find your life passion, go for it with your whole heart. Time spent doing what you love will never be time wasted. My passion is for teaching, coaching, writing, and speaking. When I am doing what I love, it doesn’t feel like work. I hope you can find what it is that will make life so great for you! To spend the majority of my time doing what I love, helping others by doing it, and making a living at the same time is simply awesome. We all have dreams, but too often life pushes us off track. What I don’t want for you is when you get towards the end of your life you will regret what you have not pursued. There is nothing worse than arriving at the end of the journey and having regret. This is why finding your passion, and following it is so important. Live your life so that you do not have regrets. Find your Passion! Let these questions dig deep for you and uncover the magic lying within you!
Exercise DISCOVER Your Passion?
WHAT ARE YOUR TRULY INSPIRING PERSONAL INTERESTS?
What are the things that you do (or would like to do) that give you a sense of fulfilment? When you feel inspired, what are you normally doing? What activities do you value most in your personal lifeWhat activities do you value most in your business lifeWhat were your favourite activities to do in your past, before you got too busy or caught up with ” life?” What are a few of your favourite activities you wish you had more time to engage in? What are your favourite personal hobbies? What do you do in your free time? What would you like to do more of in your free time? If you had more free time, what type of books would you read? What book title of topic is most common in your personal library? When you’re relaxing with friends, what do you love talking about? Is there a theme that makes you feel animated?
WHAT BRINGS JOY AND MEANING TO YOUR LIFE?
What makes your heart sing? What activities give you a true feeling of joy whenever you are engaged in them? What activities raise your spirit and make you feel expanded? What activities are so enjoyable that they cause you to lose your sense of time? What movies (current or past) have moved or inspired you? What experiences have made you feel great about yourself? What experiences have given you the greatest sense of joy and meaning?
What aspect of your past job(s) or responsibilities in your workplace have been the most fun and enjoyable? What aspect of your past job(s) or responsibilities in your workplace have been the most fulfilling and meaningful? What key role have you enjoyed the most
LIFE CHALLENGES AND ISSUES
What are some of the life challenges and obstacles you have faced recently or in the past? Which of those challenges/obstacles were you able to overcome? How did you overcome those challenges/obstacles?
WHAT MAKES YOU TICK
What do you want your life to stand for? When you’re 100 years old and looking back on your long life, what would you be most proud that you accomplished? What are your core values those that are unshakable?. What would you do if you could not fail? Imagine money, time and resources are not a concern. You will absolutely succeed at what you set out to do. What would it be? What are you amazing at? We are all incredible at something. What do you bring to the table? What do people thank you for the most? The first important question to ask yourself when on the hunt for your passion is: When was the last time I felt most alive? Now take everything you’ve written or thought of and make a list of at least ten of the most important things you can think of which would give you a life of joy, passion and fulfilment. Begin each one with a verb relating to being, doing or having which completes the sentence: When my life is ideal, I am _______________________________Close your eyes and picture your ideal life. What are you doing? Who are you with? Where are you? How do you feel? Now make your list. You don’t need to know the how, just the what.
Ok, so now lets narrow it down. Time to identify your truly number one passion in life. Next, take your top 10 passion list and create the hierarchy of your passions as best as you can by asking yourself, if you had to choose between one or the other, which would be most important. Go through your list and compare each item with another until you are satisfied that your list is in order of importance for who you are at this time. Start by comparing #1 or #2, make your choice, then continue comparing the one you choose with the next number on the list until you go through the whole list and then label the one you chose as #1. My #1 Passion is ________________________________________________________Be honest. Don’t worry if your choices aren’t what others think they should be. You don’t have to show this list to anyone else. This is about what lights your fire, right now. The more closely aligned you are with what you truly love, the happier, more fulfilled you will be. The happier you are, the more attractive you will be to those you love and cherish.
Put Your Passion To The Test
Now let’s put it to the test. You owe it to yourself to ascertain that this is truly your passion. Answering these eleven questions will allow you to correctly confirm what really excites you in life. If you find something that meets all nine of these criteria, that is definitely something you are extremely passionate about. Does doing this make you feel good about yourself? When you connect to your passions you know that every minute you spend time doing activities about which you’re passionate, you feel good about yourself. It’s something you enjoy doing, it inspires and motivates you. There are no doubts when you are doing things you are passionate about, you feel good about yourself. Would you do it for free? Things that you are passionate about, you enjoy doing them so much, that you would love to do them no matter what, even if you were not getting paid to do it. That it’s something that you look forward to do, something that you wish you could do all the time. What would you do for free? Do you think that the most successful people in the world got to where they are because they wanted to get rich? Absolutely not, they did what they were passionate about, and their success was just a result of their dedication. So think about something that you would just love to do. If money wasn’t an issue, What would you be doing? Does it ignite your creativity? It’s something that when you spend your time doing it you seem to always surpass your expectations, always coming up with new, fun, and exciting ideas relating to that subject. Whatever makes you creative is something that you are passionate about. Do you find it easy to do? What we find easy to do, will be related to what we are passionate about. Nothing seems to come hard to us when we’re passionate about it. When we are passionate about something it just feels so natural, we feel like we are meant to do it. Do you have any fear when you do this? When you do what you are passionate about, you have total confidence in your abilities. This makes you not worry about failing, because in your mind, how can you fail when you do what you love? You can’t fear what comes to you so easily. Would you regret not having tried to spend more time doing this? If you were at the end of your life, would you regret not having been able to spend more of your time doing this activity? If so, then this is something you have passion for. What would you regret not having tried? We all have these dreams, and somehow, life pushes us in another direction, and next thing we know, our dreams get side tracked. If you were at the end of your life, what would you regret not having pursued? What would you have liked to do, that you didn’t get a chance to? Think about what that might be. This is a good chance to be your true passion. Do you lose all track of time when you do it? We tend to be very time conscious when we would rather be doing something else. When you lose total track of time it’s often because you are passionately occupied in your current work. When we spend time doing something we are passionate about, time just seems to fly by, we lose total track of time. Do you talk about it to anyone who will listen? We all tend to talk about the things we are passionate about. When we are passionate about something we love talking about it, and can for hours and hours without getting bored in the slightest. When have you been happiest? Thinking back throughout your life, Think about the happiest moments of your life, and what you were doing and where you were doing it. Remembering why you were extremely happy during those times can help to pinpoint your passionWhat do you like to work with? If you love working with people, that’s a clue to your dream job. If you love writing, figures, physical activities, travelling or clothes, these could be a clue as to what your passion is. Do you find yourself teaching it to others? Do friends and family come to you when they want to learn some specific thing, something that you are good at? When that happens, do you take pleasure in sharing your knowledge with them? If so, then you probably have a genuine passion in that topic. So if your chosen passion has survived this little examination then you know you could well have found what it is that will get your juices bubbling and your life flourishing. Now is up to you to follow this passion and turn your hopes, dreams and desires into reality. Make sure you make the most of this thing you love to do and be the best you can be at it.
Exercise a year to live
WHAT ARE YOUR TRULY INSPIRING PERSONAL INTERESTS?
Imagine that the doctor gave you a year to live. What would you do with the time you had left? I am not trying to stress you with this way of thinking, in fact I’m doing the opposite. I don’t want you to wait for your life to be near its end before you decide to live. If you feel stuck in your life, or at a crossroads one of the most powerful exercises I have come across is the ” Year to Live” exercise. If you knew from today that you had one year to live then what would you do? I’m not suggesting you quit your job, stop paying your bills, or give up on life, but rather to look at the areas of your life that matter most to you. The time may indeed come where you are ready and able to change career paths. You will decide to make more of every minute you have left, to appreciate and enjoy the people and activities that make your life worth living. For the next 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 31, 536, 000 seconds you would make sure you did everything that you wanted to, making sure you missed out on nothing in this the last year you have left. So with the perspective that you are near the end of your life you need to reflect upon the life that you have so far led. You may come to realise there are things that you wish you had taken more time to do, things you haven’t put enough time into. Well it’s not too late. You have a year to make everything happen the way you should have. What is it you want to do? You see, living like you were dying is the most liberating way to live. You are free to stop chasing after all the things that don’t matter… you are free to stop living for the approval of others… you are free to do the things you want to do. So now you must get clear about your priorities for your life. What change do I need to make to feel happier and more alive? Get your life into order so you spend time each week working toward things that are important to you. Live each day as if it were your last. Let today be the day that you allow yourself to pause to think about life, and what would make your ideal life. Get a pen. Answer this question: What 10 things should I do in the next 365 days—if they were my last? Write whatever comes to your mind. The clock is ticking. You may be surprised at your answers. 1. _________________________________________________________________2. _________________________________________________________________3. _________________________________________________________________4. _________________________________________________________________5. _________________________________________________________________6. _________________________________________________________________7. _________________________________________________________________8. _________________________________________________________________9. _________________________________________________________________10. ________________________________________________________________
Your 100th Birthday
Now we’re going to pull all the pieces together into one grand vision of your life. Today you have the chance to time travel to your 100th birthday, years from now when you are looking back on your whole life. Imagine it’s that day. Your friends and family have come together from all over to be with you. Together they will give a speech honouring you for all you have given and shared with those around you over the long course of your life. Now imagine what it is they say. This is your chance to start being truly creative and talk about the kind of life you truly choose to live. Imagine yourself at that birthday party. What will your life look like from that vantage point when you have lived the kind of life you will feel great about? Who have you loved and who has loved you? What did you create, and what did you teach through your living? Why will people be thankful to have known you? Your 100th birthday speech will probably be quite a few pages. After all it describes the contribution of your entire life. What is the legacy you want to create in your life? How do you want people to remember you? Your 100th birthday speech will draw on everything you’ve done throughout your passion filled life. When you write this speech, write it in third person.
Now Live Your Passion
After you have found your passion, it’s time to take action. To create a new momentum in your life and to maximize your results, you need to take massive, consistent, and intelligent action. This means living your passion. This means setting aside time every day to work on what you love. The time you spend I can assure you, you will enjoy every minute. I know I certainly do. As you spend time doing what you love, you can’t help but enjoy it. Once you make the decision to work toward your passion, you will find that the daily actions you take to get there offer a whole heap of satisfaction on their own. You know a great outcome is ahead, so the work to reach that outcome doesn’t really feel like work at all. Nothing happens in life unless you make it happen. The only way you can make your dreams come true is by taking action. Otherwise, a dream is just a dream! Rather than sitting around thinking how nice it would be , make sure that every single day you take one action which moves you one step closer to your goals. You’ll find that, the more you take action to get what you want, the more passionate you feel about it. It’s not enough to find your passion. You have to follow-through, and take action. No one else will do it for you. You are in charge, and if you don’t realize that quickly, you will end up looking back in regret when your life is still one of mediocrity. If you want to live a life of purpose, fulfilment, and passion, it’s up to you to make it happen. Is it going to be easy? No, but it’s going to be worth it. And it will help you live a far more interesting and fulfilling lifeYou can’t make it until you believe it. In everything worth doing , there’s going to be at least one moment-and sometimes several-when you start questioning yourself and your ability at making it happen. This is your big test. It’s the ultimate challenge of how much you want it, how much you believe in it, and how much you’re willing to put up with to achieve it. You have to be not only committed to the start, but the long-term journey. You have to be willing to overcome whatever stands in your path for your dreams, including yourself. People will question your sanity, some will doubt you , but you know, this is the path along which success awaits you.
Commit To A Passionate Life
You have a unique gift to offer the world. You have your very own special talents. You have your Passion! Resolve today to be the very best at what you do. The decision to become brilliant at what you do, is the turning point in your life. Commit to your passion, allow it to be at the centre of who you are. My Challenge to You is: Each new day make a commitment to follow your passion. Set your goals higher than ever before. Commit yourself to be brilliant daily. Care about others. Say ” I can” or ” I will” or ” I must” Go beyond what is expected. Take risks and accept responsibility. Turn obstacles into opportunities. Celebrate your successesShow gratitude for what you haveBe passionate in everything you doNever forget where your number one Passion liesNever forget your priorities in lifeKeep a life balance
You have a dream. And that dream involves much more than your life shows right now. You are now on the most important journey of your life, but this is the one that will deliver your perfect life. You are about to discover your passions, or by this point maybe you already have, and now you are going to combine your passions , talents, skills, and desires to live a life the way it’s meant to be. You have realized that one of your primary responsibilities in life is do what you love to do. Find out what you really enjoy doing, what you have a natural talent for, and then put your complete self into doing that, very, very well. Maybe now you have a dream to someday, perhaps today, to start and run your own passion driven business. You want to take control of your own destiny. You now know your passion and talent places you at a point where you can turn that passion into a sustainable living. This area will make the most of your natural talents and strengths, you will be totally captivated, doing a job that completely fascinates you, that holds your attention, that is a natural expression of who you are. When you are doing what you love to do, you seem to have a continuous flow of excitement, energy and ideas to do what you do even better. You spend your days doing things you enjoy that doesn’t seem like work at all. I’m lucky, I’ve found my passion, and I’m living it. I can attest that it’s the most wonderful thing, to be able to make a living doing what you love, and you’ll always have fun while you’re doing it. I live and breathe my passions and I want the same for you! Thank you for taking the time to follow this eBook to the very end and invest that time in yourself. My wish is that you take the first step and start to enjoy all that life has to offer as you pursue your passion, live a meaningful life and leave a positive legacy. So take your passion and drive yourself to do what you do best. If you have the passion, and the drive to make things happen along with the intention to do it, all is possible. Enjoy your journey of discovering your passion and pursuing them. I hope you have started to think about your future, got your creative mind thinking about what is possible and the potential you need to tap into moving along your pathway towards your passion. Let the excitement drive you. Turning your passion into a sustainable and profitable business takes time, but the end results are more than worth it. You will experience life lived on your own terms filled with happiness and contentment. It is now up to you to use the knowledge you have acquired and the inspiration we have provided you with to make a massive change in your life.
Profit from Your Passion
Let’s now move on to look at how you can take your passion and build your livelihood around it.
My name is Larry Lewis. I’m a writer, Personal Development & Life Coach, Speaker, Blogger and Trainer. My personal blog is Healthy Lifestyles Living which features a blend of personal development, healthy living articles, and anything to do with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including information and tips designed to help empower and inspire you to live life to the fullest. I work alongside my clients to help them achieve maximum success in their lives. Having worked in the fitness and lifestyle industry for many years, including owning my own Gyms, I began to think about my true passions in life. I loved to teach, encourage, and inspire others. Being a qualified Life Coach, who had been introduced to the field of personal development from the age of 13 and had studied and practiced it throughout the rest of my life, it was a natural progression to start my Personal Development Coaching practice and develop a blog which allowed me to empower, and help others realise their personal goals. From this developed my wellness business in all its guises. It’s so rewarding to see or hear stories about how my clients’ lives have transformed and to see them reach their fullest potential. My purpose is to use my knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to empower and inspire others to discover their passions and fulfill their dreams. If in any way I help you transform your life please drop me a message and let me know!