Finding Your Passion In Life By Simplifying

Finding Your Passion

If we were to refine our lives to the top five most important components, I think we'd all come up with the same five.

  • Our relationships
  • Our health
  • Our home
  • Our work
  • Living authentically

When these five are available to us and functioning optimally, we truly possess all we need to live a happy and passionate life. Material possessions, money, prestige -- these things mean very little when one or more of these top five priorities are no longer working well.

Palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware recorded her findings of conversations with dying patients regarding their biggest life regrets in her book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. The number one regret was this: (more…)

Career Change: 10 Signs It’s Time To Cut And Run

Career change

Imagine this . . . You wake up in the morning before the alarm goes off. You’re so excited about your day at work you can’t wait to get started. Before you even arrive at the office, you’re filled with great plans about what you’ll accomplish for the day. You feel energized and creative, ready…  Continue Reading

Should You Become A Life Coach?

Several years ago when I was searching for my life passion, I kept bumping into two careers that intrigued me — counseling and life coaching. Before I began my passion search, I’d never heard of life coaching. But once it landed in my field of awareness, I started reading about coaching everywhere, hearing coaches (like…  Continue Reading

Ever Worry You Have No Purpose In Life?

“I believe a purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” ~Michael J. Fox Do you know what you’re doing with your life? Do you have any sense of passion or purpose for how you are living now and where you’re going in the future? Sometimes it feels we are…  Continue Reading

What Is The Work You Can’t Not Do?

Special Note: This post features an amazing talk by my friend and fellow online entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore during his talk at TED on the power of passion in your work. Please click here if you’d prefer to skip directly to the video. Are you experiencing your career passion?  Are you experiencing a fulfilling career? For…  Continue Reading

How to Live Your Passion Without Giving Up Your Day Job

I spent many years (most of my adult life)  without knowing or living my life passion. But over the last few years, I’ve found it and I’m living it. I can say without a doubt that finding and living your life passion makes a huge positive difference in your quality of life. I’m sure if…  Continue Reading

25 Action Steps for Transitioning to Your Life Passion

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~Nelson Mandela In the previous two posts we talked about whether or not living your passion really matters and whether or not you can make a living from your…  Continue Reading

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 5 Behaviors You Need to Avoid

Your job is a huge part of your life. If you work a typical 40-hour work week, that’s around 2000 hours a year spent on the job. You spend more waking time working than you do with your spouse, partner, children, or friends. Hopefully, your job is more than a job. Hopefully, it is your…  Continue Reading

4 Cool Careers That Don’t Take Years of Training

A few years ago, I wanted to start over with my career. I’d been in public relations off and on for over 25 years. When my oldest child left home, I had more time to devote to building my career, but I just couldn’t get jazzed about cranking up my PR consultancy. I have changed…  Continue Reading

15 Tiny Actions to Strip Yourself Bare and Reveal Your Passion

In a recent survey, I asked my readers what they most worried about so that I could address those topics on Live Bold and Bloom. There were lots of different answers phrased in a variety of ways. But most of the worries boiled down to this: “I don’t feel passionate about anything. How do I…  Continue Reading

10 Shocking Revelations from a Personal Coach

Working as a personal and career coach, I’ve learned more about human nature than is likely revealed on a therapist’s couch or in psychology textbooks. The most profound epiphany for me is how people will pay good money to prepare for positive change, but when it comes to actually  changing, only a few can walk…  Continue Reading