Before I jump into this post, I want to give you a little of my story.
Planners and planners filled with event ideas. From a charity golf tournament to fashion shows, I was obsessed with getting every detail I could for huge events. I was fascinated with the whole creative process from the decor, the food, the location, I loved every single bit of it. In school I was apart of pretty much every club on campus. Fast forward to college and the same thing. I was apart of a ton of clubs and was even the leader of one club on top of being apart of the student government. Bringing things and people together was the underlying passion that I had. I could sit here and bore you with all the fascinating ideas I wrote down and the ones I even tried, but you didn’t come here for that. You came to find your passion. Through my story though you can see the following
- Everything will make a full circle. All of our experiences, talents, and interest will eventually come together for one Big Bang or several different bangs.
- It’s ok to have more than one passion.
Each thing I did in high school and college led me to where I am today.
The event planning has given me knowledge for my current businesses. Events are a huge part of my marketing.
The clothing line was fun and although it didn’t work in the time line I had hoped, I still have it in my business plan.
The clubs on campus gave the experience to work with others and lead groups.
The business ideas gave me the title, Entrepreneur.
Just because something doesn’t work out in that moment, doesn’t mean it won’t happen at all. Keep up with what you love to do and add it to your business plan in a realistic way.
So, how do you find your passion?
For me it came naturally. I knew what I loved and I went after it.
- Feed what grabs your attention. Nourish it, breathe it in, and love it.
- Try everything. You never know what you may like until you try it. You can find activities in your local downtown area, chamber of commerce, meetups.com, Eventbrite, Facebook events, church, visitors center, and just by Googling.
- Ask questions. Call, text, meet up, make a survey and ask everyone you know what they think you’d be good at doing. Sometimes we need someone on the outside looking in to improve our standpoint.
- Review. Think back to what you were involved in growing up.
- Read. Go to the bookstore and raid the shelves, including magazines, and see what standouts to you.
- Pray. If you’re religious, pray about what you’re meant to do.
The things listed above are your inspirations to guide you to your purpose.
- Do it! Revolve yourself around what triggers your taste. Learn as much as you can about it. Perfect it. And just keep doing it and growing from it.
- Find a coach. If you’re needing more guidance, try finding a coach that can help steer you in the right direction. You can also find an expert in the field to interview. Ask them a ton of questions to understand what you’re getting into.
Once you find your passion, don’t lose it. No matter how many times you mess up, things don’t go your way, and it just doesn’t flow- continue to go after it. Be passionate about your passion.
“I’ll just take a minute and remind you that we only have one lifetime on this Earth. It zooms by and it’s over before you know it. So don’t waste a precious second living in mediocrity. Go after what gives you goosebumps.”