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#491436 - 02/06/09 04:32 AM What's Your True Passion?
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This post was originally entitled: "Try and Stop Me (Internal Motivation)" Okay, okay I need to work on my title writing skills blush

Today I'm thinking about passion. What is that one thing, or things that you just ARE GOING TO DO no matter what? For me it�s writing. There are projects that I�m dithering over, that I started and didn�t finish, but I write every day, every single solitary day. I mean every, single solitary day without fail.

Not all of my writing is for publication in fact I�m sure I write the most in my journals I�ve been keeping for the last decade. Someone would have to literally try to stop me from writing--and even then I doubt they�d be successful. It�s something I�ll fight for.

Life coaching is about closing the gap between what you want and what you have. Passion is an internal motivator or fuel that can help you close that gap. Are your goals in alignment with your true passions?



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#491663 - 02/06/09 02:50 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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Oh and I have another passion, reading self-help books. I can search for hours online for books and when I get a new book, I can't wait until I get home to start reading. I've been known to walk down the street reading. But I DO stop at the corner to look for cars before crossing. LOL.

So what are you passionate about? What do you just LOVE to do?
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#506456 - 03/28/09 05:27 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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Hello I like this topic. It took me so many years to finally realize you have to follow your dreams and live our true passions. My true passion is to be an entrepreneur and I am well on my way. It really takes you shifting your mindset and your way of thinking. Its funny that I am finding who my true friends are at this time. They dont understand me or get me anymore. I guess it is because, I don't sit around and complain about what I want to do in my life. I just do it. Knowing who you are being is so important. Fight for your passion and live!!!! Nikki Curry-Plus Size Caoch/Image Consultant www.MindBodyImage.com

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#506585 - 03/29/09 09:53 AM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: ucimaging]
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ucimaging, You say your passion is to be an entrepreneur. Is your passion more in the entrepreneurship or in the product/service you are providing? In other words, do you just want to sell something or are you committed to a particular product?

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#506661 - 03/29/09 05:47 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: Prairie Girl]
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What I find is that if you DON'T follow your passion there are consequences, you now opportunity costs.

The other day I had this epiphany. When I came to New York in 1993, I wanted to be a writer, but was afraid of this ambition. Also I was afraid of working in a newsroom because I was told in college that journalists could not make mistakes. So I took a job ANY job.

Then recently I started to read a memoir of a woman who worked for the Washington Post and her boss nurtured her!! During my �I�ll take any job days� I wouldn�t say I was nurtured, more like tortured. LOL. I might as well have toughed it out being a 23 year old cub reporter. It really could not have been any worse.

And the sad part is is that I didn�t get a chance to be published in any of those jobs and that�s what I really wanted. Instead I wrote short stories on the side and got published every once in a while in community publications.

I might as well have done what I had a passion for full-time. Telling stories and getting published and dealt with whatever came my way�a mean exacting boss or whatever. The easy way out�taking any job�was not so easy at all in retrospect.

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#506672 - 03/29/09 07:32 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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The sad part is that someone told you that you couldn't make mistakes in the newsroom. Instead of encouraging you to open the door you became afraid to open the door.

I mentioned yesterday to a friend at the writers workshop that I am afraid to put the pencil to the paper. He said I must have met someone in my past who used too much red ink on my papers. That brings to mind when my kids went to school, they were encouraged to write and not worry about the spelling or grammar. But if you're willing and able to write a story, the editor can always clean it up.

When I was a kid, I think I was an extrovert trying to hatch. But to this day I recall several painful events that made me stand back and harden the shell. It took a long time for the shell to break. It doesn't take much to hesitate and miss the opportunity. As the saying goes, "He who hesitates is lost."
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#507071 - 03/30/09 07:46 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: Angie]
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Angie,

So how are you doing with your hesitation toward writing? Is it with all writing or certain types of writing? Because of my early experiences with journalism training, I'm fearful of straight newsreporting, but can flow with fiction, my self help articles, proposal writing etc.

I was reading recently in an old self help book by Elisabeth Towne and she said there are three ways you can deal with circumstances. You can accept them and do nothing. You can work under them or you can overcome them. I wrote under the circumstances, my fear. I worked on fiction and feature articles on the side while I had another job. That's better than nothing at all, but now I'm ready to overcome my fear of mistakes.



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#507423 - 03/31/09 07:56 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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Leah, to be honest, I write all the time. I journal, I do web pages, I write letters (when I was a kid I had penpals all over the place), I write emails. I think I have more of a fear of researching and putting together an article. I do research as a genealogist so I am not afraid of the research. It's just finding something of interest and then putting it all together.

I notice the editors here write short essays so we're not talking about rocket science.

I'm going to try some of the techniques mentioned in the writer's workshop.

Talking about overcoming fear. Public speaking or being on stage was at one time a horrific ordeal for me. It took a long time and a determination to overcome that. I can talk before an audience now and give a presentation on genealogy or preside over a meeting in a heart beat.

As you mentioned in your note, "...there are three ways you can deal with circumstances. You can accept them and do nothing. You can work under them or you can overcome them" - it's true, you need to work at them and overcome them.
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#507811 - 04/01/09 03:59 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: Angie]
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Nature photography is a passion of mine. The weather never matters to me as long as I can go outside with my camera and take pictures!
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#507842 - 04/01/09 07:20 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: ReshmaHomeFinanceEditor]
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That's wonderful. My daughter was a photographer for her high school and college yearbooks. She'd get up at dawn and take photos. I know you must really enjoy doing that.
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#507848 - 04/01/09 07:41 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: ReshmaHomeFinanceEditor]
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I love photography too, especially nature photography. I have been having a lot of fun with it since we got our digital slr. Now I need more lenses, filters, and accessories...

I took some great pictures during the ice storm in December. If we hadn't been without power for 6 days right before Christmas it would have been perfect!
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#507850 - 04/01/09 07:49 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: Sarah Roop]
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I took some photos of the snow we had on March 2 - at night. They were eerie. I know what you mean about no power. That's not fun.
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#513859 - 04/17/09 09:22 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: Angie]
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I think passion is important in a career. if you don't love what you do, what's the point in working? it will be like a death sentence! worst, getting laid off from a [censored] job feels even worse. so, i'm all for doing what you love. so now, the hard part? how to score the perfect job? well, having been through the wringer a few times, i know that the only thing i want to do in life is be a professional photographer. as such, i have no writing skills whatsoever. i turned to a professional recruiter for BDA (a major marketing bohemoth) at [url=http://resumeguru.us]ResumeGuru[/url]. these guys rock, seriously. they really took the time to nitpick through my originally 8 page resume and hacked it down to 3 pages, while retaining a lot of business value and key buzzwords. i'm really impressed with their work and highly recommend it to anyone who is actively seeking a new position. they will guide you right to the end, and even help you to ace your interviews.

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#513867 - 04/17/09 09:51 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: pandaqueen]
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hmm... my parents always told me that it's important to score the financial stability before going after the career. i guess that's why i'm unhappily employed but can still afford my mortange. ResumeGuru seems like a nice way out of this predicament. i guess i'll give them a buzz for a lil online resume writing. with a money back guarantee, i guess it can't hurt

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#514282 - 04/20/09 01:34 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: soccerbabe]
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pandaqueen and soccerbabe,

ResumeGuru sounds like something good to check out. I've been using different versions of the same resume for a decade. I used to really know the resume ropes, but my skills are a bit rusty after all these years. I need to brush up. Thanks for the info!
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#531052 - 06/22/09 07:10 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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I'm writing an article right now about an unacknowledged passion of mine--watching romantic movies. Over the last 6 or so years I've watched love stories from all eras even the silent films of the 1920s. And from a variety of countries including Africa, China and India.

The other day a thought occurred to me. When you consider alllll of the films I've watched, I might know a thing or two about this genre and that I should consider it a bona fide hobby. So when I was browsing movies to put on my to-watch list today, I wrote a quick review/preview (or whatever it is)and posted it on the Romance Movies forum here on Bella. Maybe I'll write another, maybe I will just enjoy the films without writing about them. Who knows? But I'm willing to go where my passion/interest leads. And I�ll continue to write about the journey right here.


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#534121 - 07/03/09 08:31 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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In the spirit of following my passion--romance films, I've written two more reviews! I've posted them on the Romance Movies site here and on Yahoo.

What I've often said of book reviews applies to reviewing romantic films as well, when you write a review you don't only get to enjoy the film once, but twice as you remember while you are writing. It's like the concept of savoring that Martin Seligman talks about in Authentic Happiness.

Definitely material for a future Life Coaching article. One way to explore your passion on a deeper level is to write about it.
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#905033 - 12/31/15 12:15 PM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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Writing which is my only talent but sadly I stopped many years ago and I wanted to start again before the fire and it was like I did not know how. The worst is that I had an amazing story in my head, it still is there but it is like lost in a fog so even if I would start writing again I doubt I could write that story now.

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#906210 - 01/29/16 08:28 AM Re: What's Your True Passion? [Re: leahmullen]
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My true passion would be designing. May it be photos, furniture, decorations, etc.; I find that by expressing my creativity, I feel a sense of pride that I have done a wonderful outcome. Designing at first was hard for me since I absolutely have no idea on what to do next. However, when I watched videos about it. It became easier and fun.

(っ⌒‿⌒)っ Creating art is a true passion for me.

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