In this interview, Tracy grills me on finding and following your passion.
Tracy runs the blog The Love Vitamin, and she offers this interview as a bonus for those who buy her book, Find Your Passion & Live Your Dreams.
So I thought I’d snap the interview and share it with you guys since we covered a lot of valuable ground.
In this interview, you’ll discover:
- How I found and followed my passion in the early days
- Why your definition of passion determines your happiness
- The power of starting small (and letting things take their time)
- How to start taking action (and what to look out for)
- What keeps me motivated and excited
- Why you’re already on the right track
- The pitfall of thinking “I’ll be happy when…”
- The truth about fears and challenges
- And so much more
We cover quite a lot, so download the MP3 and listen to it, or read the transcript.
Either way, I recommend you go through both formats, because it’ll help you learn more and get even more ideas.
And like I always say, the more you come back to the same material, the more you get out of it, because we do not retain everything in one single read or listen.
In this session, I have something special for you.
This is a practical meditation I’ve put together that will help you melt your fears and any negative feelings.
I am a certified NLP practitioner and have experience in hypnosis, so I blend that together with my practical, down-to-earth style, which means you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to let go of resistance.
All you have to do is download the MP3 below, put it on your iPhone/iPod and listen to it whenever you get stuck or have trouble.
Remember to listen to it in a distraction-free environment either lying down or sitting in a comfortable position.
What I see over and over again are people who so desperately want to follow their dreams, but they don’t.
They don’t think they’re good enough, they don’t think they have anything to share, and they don’t want to fail. What most don’t realize is that we all battle with these kind of thoughts and doubts.
They come from childhood, because we certainly didn’t come in with these doubts when we were born. When I look at my son, Vincent, he explores, laughs, cries and does what excites him naturally.
This is our natural state.
It is YOUR natural state.
What would happen if you had no doubts?
Imagine what you would feel like if you had no doubts. Continue reading
You know when you’re looking for your keys and you can’t find them anywhere?
You’re in a hurry. You have things to do and places to see.
But your keys are nowhere to be seen. You look everywhere. Under the sofa, in your pockets, and you walk around the house countless times.
And nothing.They don’t seem to exist.
Then you look in your hand, and there they are.
They were always right there, in your hand. If you would’ve been aware of the here and now, you would’ve found them without having to go through all the hassle.
Finding your purpose in life is the same way.
There are no rules when it comes to building an online business.
There is no “system.” You can be 100% passionate about your topic, or you can just be interested in it.
It doesn’t matter. There is no right way.
What matters is that you move forward, because it’s through action that you will figure out what works for you.
Experiment. Learn. Tweak.
Here are seven things nobody tells you about getting paid to do what you love.
1. It’s harder than you think
Actually building a business around something you enjoy takes blood, sweat and tears. Reaching the point where you get paid to do what you love takes work.
But at the same time it’s glorious work. It’s not easy, but oh so rewarding it is.
You have to be stubborn and keep moving forward no matter what. I’ve had times when I’ve wanted to give up. But I keep going, because I can’t not do what I do.
Do you ever feel like a fraud?
Or just plain not good enough to start a business?
We all do.
But it affects different people in different ways.
It depends on how much power you give to the thought of “not good enough.”
Do you let the thought blackmail you, or do you remain as the stillness behind it all?
Even famous speakers, authors and entrepreneurs don’t feel good enough from time to time. They feel like frauds, and everything in between.
The mind will always be afraid, but that’s okay. It doesn’t have to stop you.
So why do you feel like you aren’t good enough?