Do you ever feel like the passion train passed you by?
Everyone else seems to have it all figured out. They picked one thing and are still pursuing that.
But you? You have so many passions, you have no idea how to pick the right one to turn into your business.
You tell yourself that none of them is IT. If one of them were, wouldn’t you know it? Isn’t your one true passion supposed to be stronger than all the others?
What if I told you the “one true passion” is just a myth? One that is putting unnecessary pressure on you and getting in the way of you doing the work you’re meant to do in this world.
Here are some common passion myths you need to stop believing right now:
Myth #1: Finding Your Passion Is A Result
Do you ever feel like you have to do something to discover your passion? “If only I had the money/resources/time to do this, I’ll finally find my passion.”
Passion isn’t the result of a specific action. It’s a journey. An experience. A process of discovery that evolves all the time.
It usually starts with a spark of curiosity. Something spikes your interest. You decide to explore it more. Maybe take a class. Join a club. Read a book about it.
Sometimes, you discover this new interest just isn’t for you. But other times… You get so engrossed in it, it develops into a full-blown passion. That’s when you hit the jackpot.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
What’s one thing you’re curious to try? Give yourself permission to explore. Maybe it’s reading a book about it. Or taking a course. Get started and see where it takes you.
Myth #2: One Day, You Will Miraculously Stumble Upon Your Passion
Are you just waiting for your passion to pop out of nowhere one day?
Maybe your passion has been lying under your bed all along… Maybe lightning will strike you and you’ll know what your passion is. Maybe as you watch TV, your fave character will say something that’ll make you realise on the spot what you’re supposed to do with your life.
Or you could just be waiting all your life for something that will never happen…
Don’t wait for your passion to fall from the sky. Live your life. Explore your interests. Do the things that make you happy.
That’s how you build a business and life around your passions.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
What are the things that make you happy that you don’t give yourself permission to do anymore? Maybe it’s time to go back to an old hobby or to schedule more time off for to go dancing with your friends.
Myth #3: Following Your Passion Means Leaving Your Day Job
Are you putting off finding that passion to monetise because you can’t quit your day job yet?
I get it. There’s so much pressure right now to drop everything and follow a dream… but how do you pay the rent and put food on the table?! Girl’s gotta eat- and have a holiday or two…
I’m all for following your dreams no matter what – in a responsible way. Keep your job while you find a way to transition to what you truly want to do.
When I discovered I wanted to help women heal the limiting beliefs that stopped them from growing their businesses, I didn’t leave my skincare business straight away.
Instead, I hired a virtual assistant to help me with social media and admin tasks, so I could have more time to work on The Treasures Within and still keep my monthly income coming in. (I still run that business, by the way).
TAKE ACTION NOW:
How can you start your side hustle while working full-time? Maybe you can work on your own business on the weekends. Take an evening course to get the skills you need to grow your business. Ask your boss if you can run mini-workshops at the office to get coaching experience.
When your side hustle replaces your entire salary, you’re ready to take the leap and go full-time.
Myth #4: Following Your Passion And Doing What You Love Is Selfish
Do you ever think, “who am I to follow my passion when everyone else is stuck in a job they hate? What right do I have to be happy when everyone else is miserable?”
You’d feel guilty coming home after a day of work that felt more like play when your partner was stuck in a cubicle, doing a job he hates to help you pay the bills. Or raving about the success of your coaching retreat when your friends are complaining about their long commute, never-ending paperwork, and soul-sucking office politics.
But ask yourself this: will giving up on your dreams change their situation or make them happier? Nope. It’ll just make you unhappy, too.
You know what could help your friends? Following your dreams and doing work you love.
I’m not making this up. A study done by Harvard researchers found out that when a person becomes happy, their close friends have a 25% chance of becoming happier!
If you want to help the people around you, don’t join them. Inspire them.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
How would you pursuing your passion and building a business you love help and inspire the people around you? How would your success benefit your family? Your friends? Your community?
Myth #5: Once You Find Your Passion, You Have To Stick With It For Life
How the heck do you know what you want to do for the rest of your life? Heck, you’re not even sure what you’re gonna do tomorrow.
Society puts a lot of pressure on you to pick a career and stick to it forever. But what if once you embark on it, you decide it’s not for you? What if you picked the wrong passion?
I’m giving you permission to switch. I did it all the time. I started off my career as a teacher, then had a brief stint as a hairdresser, tried my hand at freelance writing, started doing skin coaching…
You can call me indecisive. But every career helped me figure out what I truly wanted for my life and brought me closer to the calling I’m living now. Maybe one day my calling will change and I’ll pivot once again. That’s cool.
You only have one life. Follow your calling wherever it leads you.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
Make a list of business ideas you’d like to pursue. Give yourself permission to explore and test them without going all in into a business yet. For example, can you do some freelancing work for a friend to see how you feel about it? Or take a free online course to learn the ropes and see if you love it? What’s the smallest step you can take to try it out and see if it’s for you?
Wrapping It Up
Passion myths like “you need to pick one thing and stick to it forever” or “one day you’ll miraculously stumble upon your passions” keep you stuck in a life and job that don’t light you up. Give yourself permission to live your life, do the things that make you happy, and explore new interests. When you stumble on the passion (or passions) you want to monetise, you’ll know it.
Still don’t know the work you’re meant to do, so you can build a wildly profitable business that allows you to do work you love, make more money than you ever thought possible, and achieve location and time freedom?
- What business you’re meant to build, based on your purpose and passions
- What’s really holding you back from building a wildly profitable business (it’s usually NOT what you think)
- The plan of action you need to move forward and reach your goals
You’ll come away from the call with crystal clear clarity + a plan of action to build the right business and finally achieve the life of unlimited freedom you’ve always craved.