How to find your pas­sion

Be the best you can be - new fi­nan­cial year is the per­fect time for re­assess­ment and goal set­ting

Life & Style Weekend - - BUSINESS - BUSI­NESS AND MINDEST with Car­ren Smith

WEL­COME to this week’s busi­ness and mind­set in­sight. I’m so ex­cited to an­swer a ques­tion from one of our read­ers, Sally.

We’re talk­ing all about how to find and fol­low your pur­pose.

Car­ren, there’s loads of talk - blogs, posts, videos, dis­cus­sions, etc - about fol­low­ing your pas­sion leads you to your suc­cess, yet not a lot about HOW to find your pas­sion. What

would be your three top How-To’s for find­ing one’s pas­sion?

Hi Sally,

Great ques­tion to ask con­sid­er­ing we’ve moved into a new fi­nan­cial year and for most, it’s a time of re­assess­ment and goal set­ting.

My three how-to’s are th­ese:

1. Be­lieve that your life mat­ters, and that you are an im­por­tant con­trib­u­tor to the planet and the world around you. Re­ally con­tem­plate that you are on this earth, in your busi­ness, in your re­la­tion­ships and in your skin for a rea­son, oth­er­wise you wouldn’t be here.

Hav­ing the self be­lief that your life has mean­ing, pur­pose and con­tri­bu­tion is the big­gest hur­dle in this three-step process be­cause most of us don’t re­ally think about our value and what we have to of­fer the world. We just get stuck in our ruts and won­der why we feel so un­ful­filled all the time.

2. In­dulge in your de­sires. Your de­sires don’t come from nowhere, they come from some­where. I’m talk­ing about the de­sires that re­ally light you up. The ones that give you goose bumps and the ones that leave you day­dream­ing about “what if”. We all know what it feels like to have a de­sire to do or cre­ate some­thing and how it feels when we leave it un­ful­filled. The de­sire doesn’t go any­where, it just grows in in­ten­sity un­til we are so un­com­fort­able, we are al­most forced to make a change in some way. In­stead of putting our­selves through all this, just fol­low the de­sire. Ful­fil it! See what hap­pens! Yes, it will put you in un­charted ter­ri­tory and yes it will mean go­ing out­side your com­fort zone, no ques­tion about it. I can as­sure you though, the dis-ease and dis­com­fort of an un­ful­filled de­sire is way worse than the ex­cited an­tic­i­pa­tion you will feel when you ex­plore and in­dulge your de­sires. It is our de­sires that are the key to our most pas­sion­ate and ful­filled ex­is­tence. Just try it, you can al­ways go back to frus­trated and un­filled if you don’t like the ex­pe­ri­ence. (Now I’m be­ing sar­cas­tic).

3. Coach your­self to stay con­nected to the grand­est vi­sion that you have of your­self. It’s the eas­i­est thing you can do. Try it. Close your eyes and vi­su­alise the grand­est, most bril­liant, most ex­tra-or­di­nary ver­sion of your­self. No­tice how it feels as you see this ex­cep­tional ver­sion. Con­nect into that feel­ing and then coach your­self on an hourly, daily, weekly and monthly ba­sis to re­ally stay con­nected to this grand ver­sion of your­self. By do­ing this you will by­pass all the rea­sons and ex­cuses that are part of our nor­mal and ha­bit­ual ways of be­ing, to al­ways ask­ing “Would the grand­est ver­sion of my­self be do­ing this? Or feel­ing like this?” or “Would the grand­est ver­sion of my­self be wor­ry­ing about that?”. It be­comes a way to check in with your­self that you are al­ways liv­ing up to the most pas­sion­ate and ful­filled YOU and - it’s why you’re here!

Pas­sions and gifts are unique to each of us, so thank you Sally, your ques­tion is very thought pro­vok­ing and I’m sure it will be a huge help to our read­ers.

If you’d like to ex­plore your pas­sions and pur­pose and find the di­rec­tion best for you, reach out to me at info@car­ren­smith.com I’d love to chat.

Your de­sires don’t come from nowhere, they come from some­where — Car­ren Smith Feel­ing lost? Look­ing for a change? You’ve come to the right place. How to find and fol­low your pur­pose ... in three easy steps

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