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Has Your Passion Flamed Out?

Has your passion hit the road? Has it left you high and dry wondering what has happened?  It happens to the best of us. We get caught spending too much time doing things that aren’t our genius work and before you know it, you are burned out and your passion has left you holding the bag. Getting your passion back and keeping the muse happy can feel like a full-time gig but it doesn’t have to.

keeping the passion alive has a lot to do with learning to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. As you push your own limits and stretch to the next level, things start to feel a bit nutty. With each new level, you meet a new devil that requires you to learn or function differently than you have in the past.

It’s uncomfortable and sometimes lonely when you push through barriers. There is not always a fan section happily cheering you on when you meet your goal. With the accomplishment in your rear view mirror, you sigh that it’s time to start all over again on the next new thing.

Riding the wave of passion keeps you consistently cruising in the prolific zone. Prolific people have one thing in common and that is how they handle the ebbs and flows of a creative life. Today we are going to address some of the traffic jams that keep us being less than fluid.

What in your life are you not passionate about?

Because only the best rises to the top again and again. Stopping lets you off the hook. Then you start to hate everyone who blazes past you. You resent them because you have cut off your own power and severed your success.

STOP SETTLING
passion doesn’t settle
passion is the opposite of settling

What in your life are you not passionate about?
1. get rid of everything that you are not passionate about. Clear your space until the only things left are those that you are crazy passionate about

2. How do you spend your time? How much time do you spend doing things that you aren’t passionate about.

How many non passionate people are you around each day
Do you love them? Or do you just settle for them just to have someone around?
Are they passionate people living passionate lives?

Ask yourself
a. What do you like to do?
b. What makes you happy?
c. What can you do that makes you forget that time exists?

Be willing to take the first step
Be willing to feel weird
Be willing to look silly

Interaction, transformation, helping people is your passion. It’s the core of everyone’s passion

3. Define your strengths
What are you good at?

4. Package it!
How will you offer it? A day long retreat, weekend retreat, monthly subscription, backstage pass or an ebook?
What will you charge?
How many people will you allow?
Who are they?
What are the age groups?

5. Offer it!

Use everything available to you! Craigslist, facebook, meetup, google groups, relatives, friends. Let the world know what you are offering.

6. Tweak it!

No business stays the same. Expect changes. You can change course if you’re not getting the results you want. Keep moving. Keep shifting until you hit your mark. Once you hit your mark dig deep. There’s lots of gold in each new success.

7. Digg Deep!

8. Rinse and Repeat

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