No one would ever put a commentator on TV to commentate about rugby when their passion is cricket and vice versa.  So why do we put ourselves in a situation where we are not passionate about what we do, day in and day out?

You compare yourself to others who are motivated, driven and you admire them and possibly create a belief that they are the lucky ones who knew what they wanted to do with their lives and worked their way into that career.  This is not true, there is no such thing as the lucky ones.  We all know deep down what we want to do.  Yet when the opportunity of doing what it is that we truly desire to do and the opportunity is right there in front of us, we suppress the idea or the vision and make excuses as to why we can’t do it;  we have doubts, fears and limiting beliefs as to why we cannot follow our passion.

So instead we go to work and spend our days on auto pilot, or spend the day in misery.

Some put up with it while others may try this or that, and when failure strikes in the job or the business, self-blame takes its course and we beat ourselves up.  However, the real reason is that you are, or were not really all that passionate about what you are/were doing, correct?  

For me I would enjoy my job for two years and then get bored and move on.  This literally happened every two years from when my career started.  My last job I managed to last five to six years.  I have worked in the Corporate world, I owned many of my own businesses some successful and some not at all, bought franchises, all in my attempt  to find something I enjoyed doing and something I would not get bored with.  The franchise my husband and I bought were definitely not boring but we were both definitely unhappy being held back from following our passions.

I realise now that my desire to have my own business was more about having freedom in my job and the idea of owning a shop or having my own business was just a fantasy.   

Every lesson I learnt brought me to this day where I can guide and help others to follow their passion and overcome their fears, limiting beliefs and obstacles.  I now have my freedom and now have my own business doing what I love.  Strangely enough, I don’t see what I am doing now as my own business at all, I just do what I love and love what I do. 

If you find that there are many familiarities in your experience then it is time to have a career assessment to find your passion.  If you know your passion then we can work together on transforming limiting and negative beliefs, fears and remove the obstacles you put in your way so you may also do what you love and love what you do.

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