Riverbend is an eight day music festival here in Chattanooga. This was its 35th year!
We decided to do the full experience this year and bought wristbands. Whew! We’re tired. That’s a lot of music, dancing, and beer for one week. It was an intense staycation
Eight days of music gave me ample time to grasp a solid truth:
Performers love what they do. It’s their soul and passion.
You see it when their faces light up as they sing and you feel it when they play amazing riffs on their instruments.
Some people were just born with passion to perform, be athletes, artists, etc. and that’s a pretty straight-forward route.
What about the rest of us? The majority of us who didn’t know from a young age what we were passionate about?
Hell, maybe you’re still trying to figure it out.
This message is for you.
Yeah, most people fall into this category. The ones who went to college and perhaps switched majors a couple of times and then started in the work force and are working up the corporate ladder.
Maybe there was a time when you were passionate about your career but have fizzled out.
Maybe you’ve never been passionate about your career.
Maybe your life has gotten so out of whack that it’s hard for you to even know the difference.
Isn’t it time to bring passion for what you do back into your life?
What category do you fall in? I’ve got some advice and ideas for you to help you regain passion for your work.
You know you’re in the wrong career but are afraid to take the leap and follow your passion:
Snap out of it! Fear is a useless emotion that keeps you stuck and stressed.
Start small and consider doing your passion part-time or jump off the ledge and go for it!
Download and do the exercises in my free E-Course The Gutsy Guide to Your Authentic Freedom.
People who are passionate about their job are hands-down happier, healthier, and wealthier (and sometimes ‘wealthy” means so much more than just $$.)
You like your career but feel stagnant:
Re-adjusting your mindset about it might be all you need to do. What are you taking for granted or complaining about? What can you do instead?
How can you re-think your purpose? Many people forget that every job –– big or small –– serves a very valuable purpose. Reconnect to what that is.
What projects have heart for you? Draft a strong proposal and ask for what you want.
Sometimes mentoring someone else will help you re-establish your own passion. Do that!
You’re not sure what your passion is but you know what you’re doing now isn’t it:
Start dreaming! And start taking small positive action steps to move you closer to finding it.
- Research careers that interest you.
- Do you need additional training? Get it!
- Do you need work experience? Find out how you can volunteer or shadow someone a few hours a week
- Download my free E-Course The Gutsy Guide to Your Authentic Freedom and do the assignments. They help you gain clarity on what has heart for you and gives you the guts to start doing something about it!
Even though most of us weren’t born to be Rock Stars in the literal sense we certainly all have the ability to cultivate that same rock star passion in whatever we choose to do! So go and do that!
Who do you know that needs more passion in their life? Forward this to them and tell ’em I said to read it