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Find your passion – this is a very vogue idea at the moment, in fact it has been for at least the past decade. But are you one of those people that thinks ‘I don’t know what I’m passionate about’?

Yeah, me too.

If you have multiple interests but are not overly passionate about one over the others – you’re not alone. And before you think there’s something wrong with you – there isn’t.

I know, I know, I’m going against convention here but I have found that a lot of people actually get more miserable due to the process of trying to identify a passion they ‘should’ have and not finding it. Maybe you could just identify interests that you may not be pursuing at the moment? Start there.

You never know, an interest once pursued, could actually become a passion.

I’m not negating the fact that there are a lot of fortunate people across the globe that are following there passions and some of them took a while to actually identify what it was. Some happened upon it, others pursued it, some were just born to it. But for most of us it just isn’t as easy as some processes make out.

My advice for what it’s worth, is get going with your interests and see how you get on. If you’ve always fancied painting – do it, you’ll soon find out if you’re really interested or not. Likewise with anything else, from cycling to windsurfing, from chess to gardening. And if it’s many things, try them all (not at the same time maybe) but ‘over’ time – give yourself the opportunity to try out your interests and see how they fit. Be a kid again – kids chop and change their minds about what they’re interested in – explore.

What about my job?

Running parallel to the idea of finding your passion is making it into your job, or rather the work you do. I remember thinking a lot about what I ‘wanted’ to do for a living when I was stuck in a job I disliked. Around and around in circles I’d go, thinking of this pursuit and that, never thinking that I could actually make a living doing it.

But like finding your passion in life, maybe finding a job you love is equally evasive to us mere mortals. Sometimes it’s not a matter of finding a job you love but rather finding a way to love the job you have.

A recent Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor. So it may not be the job you hate, finding a way to have a more conducive relationship with your boss, or moving to a company in the same sector may be all that’s required.

I wrote a small eBook a couple of years ago titled: ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ – which may help with this very subject, feel free to email me at stuart.young40@googlemail.com and I’ll send you a complimentary pdf copy.

To conclude: go easy on yourself, stop expecting to have an epiphany at any moment – even epiphanies have a shelf life. When they run out you start searching for the next. Give yourself some time to relax and just ‘be’ with interests, then see what happens.

Enjoy

Stu

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Overcoming Your Fears…

Hiya,

I wrote a post on my other blog yesterday which features an excellent (short) video from Brendon Burchard talking about the three types of fear we feel when thinking about moving towards our goals.

Insightful, take a look here —-> READ MORE HERE

I encourage you to take 10 minutes to watch it if you do experience anxiety when making choices to follow your passions and interests – especially job related.

We get so hung up on security we actually limit our experience of life.

Take a look today – you’ll be glad you did.

Enjoy

Stu

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PS: “Do You Hate Your Job?” will finally be available on Kindle as from today (fingers crossed) but you can still get a free copy —> RIGHT HERE

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How I Identified I Was in the Wrong JOB!

Hiya,

A couple of days ago in my ‘Comfort & Riches Parable‘ post I mentioned I’d share with you how I identified that I was in the wrong job and how I got out.

Here you go…

About 10 years ago I decided that working for someone else was not making me happy, not securing my future, not fulfilling me, not helping me contribute in a wider way and not helping me follow my passions.

I had reached an impasse.

I realised something had to change, and I was the one that had to change it. You can read more about it in the My Story section on this blog.

So here were some of the warning signs that lead me to this radical change:

#1 I found that I was short tempered a lot of the time

#2 I had no clarity about my future

#3 I felt frustrated most of the time with no clear understanding of why

#4 I felt stuck, and didn’t know which way to turn

#5 I dreaded going in to work every day and even had daily anxiety pains in my chest

#6 Even though I’m not a natural worrier I found myself having worrying thoughts about what my life meant, if I would ever achieve the goals I had as a kid, and whether I was going to have an enjoyable retirement

#7 I felt like a huge bundle of potential tied in a knot, unable to undo it all

#8 I had no savings, no investments and no obvious prospects to progress.

If you can relate to any or ALL of them, I’m going to guess that you are not in the right job either. For me, I decided that working for myself was the way forward.

So, what should you do?

In my next post I’ll explore ways you can determine if there’s still a chance you can fall back in love with your job or, whether you have to get out to get on.

Until then, enjoy, breathe, relax and know there’s a light at the end of this tunnel.

Stu

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