Ok fellow nomads, I can barely contain my excitement! This is absolutely one of my favorite topics to talk about.
In this space you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself + explore your passions.
Let’s take some time and dig into the trenches.
Oh and by the way, I’ll give you the run down on that free worksheet which is all yours to use to help guide you through this process.
Ready? Let’s start digging…
Let me begin by saying that there are some people who can identify from a very early age what they are passionate about. They just seem to know without question. In fact, you probably know some people like that.
As for the rest of us who don’t know right out of the gate, that’s ok!
The truth is…
most people have no clue what they want to do with their life. That’s right, people ranging from their 20s to their 60s and beyond are still trying to figure this out, so don’t fret.
There are a few truths I want to talk about and get out into the open.
At a young age, we’re groomed to find our passion in the form of a major or career. There are a few problems with this. As we get older, our interests change. What you choose at 18 will most likely not be what you would choose at 28, 38 and so on.
Once you make that choice, it’s costs way too much time and money to change your mind, you’re essentially stuck, the list goes on.
As you read this…
you may have a good job + make money yet are totally unfulfilled. If your current situation isn’t your passion, which is probably a lot of you, that’s OK.
Your current situation isn’t your final destination.
- It’s tempting to think that your strengths should be your passion. Don’t get caught in this trap. You can be great at something and truly hate it.
- Maybe you tried something new and it was too hard so you gave up, thinking that if it was your passion it would come easy for you.
Don’t fall for this either…
You don’t have to be great at something to be passionate about it.
So how do you cut through the noise and find your passion- that thing(s) that fulfills you?
When you start to think about all of the different things that may interest you, it can be verrrry overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard and jot it down.
This is where your worksheet comes in so go ahead and grab it. Before you start to fill it out keep a few things in mind:
- When you write down your answers do so without judging yourself.
- Be true to you and be OK with it.
- Don’t feel pressured to fill it out in one sitting.
- Don’t edit, just word vomit and let the ideas flow.
- Keep in mind, this is a process and nothing is set in stone.
- You can fill one out now and another one 6 months from down and your answers might change. That’s totally normal and it would be a fun comparison!
- As humans we have lots of different interests and evolve all of the time. Be patient and flexible with yourself.
- Challenge yourself.
Here are some questions to think about to get the juices flowing before you fill it out.
What fires me up?
What causes me to lose track of time?
What would I spend my time doing even if I won the lottery?
After you fill it out:
- Take note of any similarities.
- Does anything fall under the same umbrella?
- Do I need to cultivate new skills or do I already have the skills?
- What do I like/dislike about them. Etc
After you have narrowed down a few ideas, start thinking about how you can incorporate them into your life.
Maybe you take a class to try it out? Talk to someone? Read more about it? It doesn’t have to be a large commitment.
You are just passion sampling to see if you want to pursue things further. No pressure but taking action is the key to making changes.
The worksheet gives you a space to let it flow and plan it out.
See you on the other side!