Se­cret power

Ask your­self these five ques­tions – and re­dis­cover your pas­sion

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Em­brace your pas­sion

When was the last time you thought about who you are and what you re­ally want? Pas­sions give our lives mean­ing and re­mind us we’re more than our to-do list. Re­con­nect with what ig­nites you by jot­ting down the an­swers to these ques­tions.

1 What was I like as a child?

Were you a leader, an in­ven­tor, lis­tener, or­gan­iser, nur­turer? You’re the same per­son now. If you strug­gle with this ques­tion, ask a rel­a­tive what they re­mem­ber most about you. When I was a kid I was ob­sessed with read­ing non-fic­tion, writ­ing and el­e­vat­ing the mood of peo­ple around me – ba­si­cally my ca­reer now! If you could talk to your 10-year-old self, what might they en­cour­age you to re­dis­cover?

2 Which topic can I talk about for hours on end?

Per­haps it’s food, fash­ion, art, fit­ness or pol­i­tics. What you love dis­cussing deeply is a solid in­di­ca­tor of what makes you feel vi­brant, con­nected and en­er­gised.

3 My best friend would say I am awe­some at…

Con­sider what peo­ple seek you out for and the prob­lems you help solve. Not only is this an area where you’ll feel con­fi­dent, but it might also be a mon­ey­maker. Be it ré­sumé writ­ing, match­mak­ing or teach­ing a fit­ness class, your nat­u­ral strengths can be­come grat­i­fy­ing and prof­itable.

4 What hob­bies do I fit in, even when there’s no time?

When you’re meant to be pol­ish­ing a work pre­sen­ta­tion or fold­ing laun­dry and get dis­tracted, what are you do­ing in­stead? An ac­coun­tant client of mine cre­ates beauty prod­ucts in her kitchen us­ing or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. I’ve been a ben­e­fi­ciary, re­ceiv­ing dry sham­poo, a face mask and body scrub. I al­ways smile when my phone buzzes with a text an­nounc­ing, “Your next sam­ple’s ready, Susie! Now back to fi­nances.” Ex­plore your go-to hobby.

5 Is there some­thing you say you’ll do one day?

If money and time were no is­sue, what would you be pur­su­ing? What have you promised your­self you’ll ex­plore in the fu­ture: writ­ing a novel, plan­ning events, kick­start­ing a jew­ellery busi­ness?

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