Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a personal interest or hobby and passion? Passion is what you believe is important—like when you read a good book, and you want everyone else to read it. Or let’s say you love to organize, and you know everyone could benefit from mastering the details of life. By contrast, a hobby is just for you—for your own pleasure. It is something you are not interested in doing for others.
How can I Work with Passion if I have kids, a big mortgage, and bills to pay? Start with small steps. First, be sure that you are not using your bills, mortgage, or kids as excuses for not taking the risks that scare you. Next, set aside time every day to think about when you are at your happiest and most productive.
Make yourself a list of the times when you exceeded others’ expectations. No one told you to work harder; you just did it. Maybe you need to work for yourself, or for a smaller organization where you can wear many hats instead of being part of a big corporation? Keep in mind that finding your niche in work is a process—like Goldilocks. It might take several tries to get it just right.
Meanwhile, cut back on your overhead. Throw away your credit cards except for the one you pay off every month. If need be, sell the house with the hefty mortgage and move into a less expensive place you can afford more easily. Remember, the best example you can give your children is doing what you love with all your heart and soul. The worst example is to stay in a job or business you hate and complain about it.