When was your first time?
The first time you recognized your passion and celebrated your discovery? Unabashedly.
On a recent sunny Saturday at the Farmer’s Market in Madison, I saw this adorable little girl dancing in the street with her Daddy to the music of some street musicians. She was totally into the music and totally unaware of her admiring audience. What was most profound to me was the fact that, one day, twenty some years from now, when at some wedding or party, she feels that need to dance again and she surprises herself with her strong desire to dance. She doesn’t know exactly why she loves to dance so much. She won’t remember that her loving Daddy let her be self expressive with no self consciousness on a sunny Saturday in September back in 2013.
How about you?
Do you remember when you first recognized that which made you passionate? Do you remember that feeling you got when you embraced your passion? Were you able to incorporate your passion into your life? Were you able to make your passion your business?
Don’t despair if your passion isn’t your business. You can fix that!
First, define you passion(s). Identify those activities that bring you joy and energy. Next, look at your business model. Identify what in your business brings you a sense of dread and depletes your energy. Now see how you can introduce your passion to what you dread. Let your passion show you how you can incorporate its essence into your business.
Let’s say that your passion is music. You wanted to be a pianist but logistics demanded that you let go of that dream and pursue something more “practical”. Certainly you’ve heard of YouTube. Do some practice videos of you playing the piano. When you feel comfortable with doing the videos, start recording them for editing. Fine tune them with some simple video editing software and post them to YouTube. Then proudly play them while at work. Let your patients/clients benefit from your talent and enjoy your passion. Zaid, one of Family Dental Care Park Ridge’s awesome dental assistants has done just that. Gifted as a pianist, Zaid has shared his inspirational music on YouTube so that we can enjoy the beauty.
What if your passion is photography? Find ways to incorporate your gift into your work. Hang photos that you have done in your office. Embed photos that you are proud of onto your website and/or blog. Share your gift and passion with others so that it becomes a part of your day…so that it brings joy to your work. The photo used in today’s post is one of mine!
Think about ways to introduce your passion into your business. Dance with the beauty and grace of an unabashed little girl expressing herself in her passion. Make everyday your first time when living a passionate life!
If you need some help in figuring out how to incorporate your passion into your business, let me know. I’d love to work with you and show you just how rewarding sharing your passion with others in your business can be! Drop me an email or fill out the “Let’s Talk” form to your right.