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September 17, 2019

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Do you have too many passions and no idea which one to choose?

Welcome to The Multipassionate Club. We’re a bunch of creative souls who want to do ALL THE THINGS.

Writer. Coach. Business owner. Fashion designer. Lifestyle blogger. Teacher. Flight attendant. Astronaut.

Every possibility sounds exciting. But when you throw yourself fully into one, something’s missing. 

You can’t just do one thing. The traditional career path, where you settle on something and spend your life working your way up the ranks isn’t for you. 

Your friends call you flaky and indecisive. They believe you don’t know what you want to do with your life.

But you know exactly what you want to do: EVERYTHING. 

How Do You Choose A Passion When You Have Many?

When I was a child, I wanted to be a primary school teacher. As I grew up and discovered my love for languages, I toyed with the idea of becoming a translator.

Then I became obsessed with beauty and started a skincare blog. Somewhere along the way, I tried my hand at hairdressing, freelance writing, and a lot of other things. 

These were all things I am incredibly passionate about, yet I couldn’t commit to any of them. What was wrong with me?

My friends told me to settle for something, but I couldn’t. Picking one passion meant giving up on all the others. What if I made the wrong choice?

Hint: choosing ONE passion is the wrong choice.

Related: How To Be Multi-Passionate Without Looking Flaky

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Why You’re Not Meant To Choose Just One Passion…

You are multipassionate for a reason. You’re not meant to do – and be known – for one thing all your life.

Your life purpose requires you to learn lots of different things, so you can find a way to combine them in new and unexpected ways to make a bigger impact on the world.

Take Scott Adams, for example. He loves to draw, has a great sense of humour, and a background in business. He could have chosen to become an illustrator, a comedian, or slave away at a cubicle. Instead, he combined all these skills together to create the comic slip Dilbert.

Or Marie Forleo, the woman who coined the term “multi-passionate entrepreneur”. She loves marketing, hip hop dancing and writing. So, she created Marie TV, a YouTube show where she gives you marketing tips while dancing along to Cardi B’s songs. How cool is that?

Me? I love teaching, psychology, writing and all things beauty. Put them all together and you’ve got The Treasures Within, my coaching business for multi-passionate entrepreneurs.

You too can create your own unique career that combines several of your passions together. How?

The old fashioned way. A lot of experimenting, trial and error, and sleepless nights wondering if you’ll ever get it all figured out.

Like Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”

You have to experiment with lots of different things, collecting little pieces of the puzzle along the way, and trusting that one day, the full picture will be revealed. 

Because it will.

P.S. Want the fast-track to building one business from your passions (plural)? Check out my coaching programme. I’ll help you find your multi-passionate business idea and blast through all the limiting beliefs and fears that stand in the way, so you can earn more money, make a bigger impact, and enjoy more freedom in your life doing what you love.

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…But You Can’t Monetize Them All, Either

As a multipassionate person myself, I’m all for combining as many passions as makes sense into your business.

But not all passions can, or should, be monetized. Some passions are meant to just be creative outlets. Others are meant to be pursued for only one season of your life. Others are a big part of your life purpose, the passions you’re meant to cultivate throughout your life to make a difference in the world.

It just so happens that, sometimes, you’re so busy chasing the latest fad you’re interested in, you totally lose sight of your ultimate passions.

These are the passions that are tied to your life purpose. They fulfill you the most… and scare the hell out of you.

These are often the dreams you don’t think you can accomplish. And so, you don’t even try. You lock them away in a box deep in your heart, and start pursuing all kinds of other stuff… The passions that are meant to be just creative outlets.

I know because it happened to me. I was so scared to admit to myself I wanted to become a coach, and use my gifts for writing and teaching to help women build their businesses, that I threw myself into another big passion of mine: beauty.

I started my own beauty blog, wrote articles for beauty magazines, helped out at product photoshoots for a beauty startup, tried my hand at hairdressing… You name it, I’ve probably done it.

It was a lot of fun… but it wasn’t fulfilling. Beauty is a passion I need to infuse in everything I do (for example, by creating beautiful worksheets), but it’s not as deeply connected to my life purpose as teaching and writing are. 

So, how do you find your ultimate passions, those that are tied tightly to your life purpose?

Related: How To Know Which Passions You Should Monetize And Which Passions To Keep As Hobbies

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The “Whole Body Yes” Test

When a passion is tied to your life purpose, you can feel it. 

Just thinking about it gives you goosebumps. Every cell in your body screams, “Hell, yes!” You know this is what you’re meant to do with your life.

But how to get there without wasting too much time experimenting with the “wrong” passions? Take the “Whole Body Yes” Test:

Step 1: Pick a dream you’d like to try on for size. Maybe it’s being a fantasy writer, running your blogging coaching business, or becoming a website designer. 

Step 2: Close your eyes and imagine your life 10 years from now. Your dream has come true. You’ve made it. What does your day look like? Visualize every little detail. Your morning routine, your schedule for the day, all the tasks you’re doing to achieve and maintain your level of success, the people you’re hanging out with, the house you’re living in. No detail is too small.

Step 3: How do you feel? Are you getting goosebumps and a “whole body yes’? Or now that you know what it takes to achieve this level of success, you don’t feel excited about it anymore?

Step 4: Repeat the ‘Whole Body Yes” test for every passion you dream of monetizing. Test different passion combinations and all the career paths they can lead to.

Step 5: When you find a future that gives you goosebumps and excites every cells in your body, you’ve found your life purpose – and the exact combination of passions that’ll help you accomplish it. 

Don’t get discouraged if what you thought was a genius idea leaves you feeling deflated. You can still do it – in your spare time. Just don’t prioritize it, or you risk wasting your life away on all the wrong things.


Hate the idea of niching down? Download your FREE “Find Your Multi-Passionate Business Idea” workbook to discover your unique business idea, so you can turn all your passions into one profitable business:


Related: How To Create A Clear Vision For Your Life (So You Can Accomplish Anything You Want)

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How The “Whole Body Yes” Test Helped Me Find My Life Purpose

If it hadn’t been for the “Whole Body Yes” Test, I’d now be stuck in the wrong career. 

The first future I tried on for size was beauty influencer. When I first started Beautiful with Brains, the blog was just an outlet that allowed me to share my passion for all things beauty with other people.

Fast forward a few years, and bloggers were the new celebrities. They received thousands of free products every year, were invited on press trips in some exotic locations, and made a 6 figure income – just by advertising products to their audience. Could I do the same?

The idea excited me until the “Whole Body Yes” Test showed me what my life would be like if I become a popular influencer. I’d get a lot of free stuff and paid holidays, but I’d spend most of my time stuck in meetings instead of writing articles (did you notice many of the top beauty bloggers barely update their blogs anymore?). Writing is one of my big passions, so this was a huge red flag for me.

I’d also have to start vlogging (did I mention I HATE vlogs?), spend a huge chunk of my days on social media (hello, depression!), and constantly juggling the demands of advertisers with the needs of my readers (not fun!). It was a whole body “hell no!”

I kept blogging, but I gave up on my dream of becoming a big influencer. I knew now it would turn into a nightmare.

(FYI, if being a top beauty influencer IS your life purpose, go for it. It just wasn’t mine.)

Next, I tried on success coaching. I visualised myself writing articles in the mornings, doing coaching calls and helping clients create their multi-passionate businesses in the afternoons, and spend relaxing evenings with my partner. 

I’d be surrounded by other inspiring women who want to make a difference in the world, go to conferences where I’d meet my idols, and even create online courses to help even more people that I could one-on-one (the courses are coming, stay tuned!).

When I think about this future, I have goosebumps all over my body. Every cell is screaming, “Hell yes!”.

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What Passions Are A Whole Body Yes For You?

Have you been feeling lost, not knowing whatpassion to pursue? 

Take the “Whole Body Yes” test. Try as many futures as you want on for size and see which one thrills you the most. Then pursue it with everything you’ve got.

If you have some passions that don’t fit into your ideal future, enjoy them in your free time. 

You don’t have to compromise. You can have everything you want and do everything you love. 

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