June Focus Topic – How To Find Your Passion
How do you find your passion and purpose in life? And how do you live it? Two questions I get asked often. Firstly, I just want to make it crystal clear that your purpose and passion in life aren’t things you need to go out and find. They find you! It’s within you and always has been.
But what happens is that somewhere along your journey, someone may have told you that you can’t make money from your passion – it’s too hard, too expensive, too unrealistic – so you set it aside. You put that passion on the back of the shelf, up the very top, and let it sit there to collect dust. From there, weeks, months and years go by. In the meantime, you get a ‘normal or safe job’, which you may not exactly love, which leaves you feeling creatively depleted, uninspired and bored. I very nearly fell into that trap.
When I finished year 12, I applied to get a Bachelor of Business at the best university in Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology. I got accepted, but I applied out of fear. I applied because isn’t that what everyone does? I applied because that is what my career counsellor and teachers told me to do. But instinctively, deep down, I knew that it wasn’t the right path for me. My heart was burning to be on stage.
So I took a giant leap of faith, and at age 17, I moved to Sydney, got accepted into the best performing arts school in Australia – Brent Street – and trained my tush off. I then had an amazing career as a performer – dancing, singing, acting and presenting all over the world for 10 years. The thing is, I am way too driven and passionate to let anyone else tell me what I should and shouldn’t do, especially with something like my career.
“You can let everyone else tell you why you shouldn’t do something or you can do what’s right for you. The choice is yours.” Wayne Dyer
It’s so easy to listen to all the well-intentioned people around us telling us what to do (or what not to do) with our lives. It’s much harder to tune out the noise and just listen to your own heart. But if you don’t listen to that inner calling now – if you squash it down and do what you’re ‘supposed’ to be doing – it’s going to well up at some point in the future. One day, you’ll finally wake-up and realise that you want to – in fact, you have to – go collect that burning passion of yours, dust it off and start living it.
So why not now, beautiful? I believe that when you are living your passion and doing something you love, work is no longer work. And in this month we are going to unlock your passion and learn how live it. And if you are already living a passion-fueled life, get ready to take it to the next level.
You can let passion pump your pulse and drive your life… are you ready?
June Action Items
- Goddess Group: Watch talk #9 How To Find Your Passion In Life.
- Listen to Episode 11 of The Melissa Ambrosini Show podcast, How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit With Marie Forleo.
- Mentoring Monthly Book Club: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. This is by far one of the most inspirational books I have ever read.
- Listen daily to the ‘Manifestation Meditation’ in Meditations by Melissa Series One.
- Watch the June call replay.