So here’s the deal. How do you find your passion
minus your resume, minus wasting more time, minus doubting yourself? How do you get to
the precise thing that lights you up, your zone of genius, your greatest potential? In
today’s video, I’m going to take you through the seven steps of how to find that thing
that sparks light in you and just moves you to the core. I’ve taught people who are accountants,
who are professors at universities, moms at home, students at high school and those who
have graduated university and they don’t know what to do. I’ve taught them all how to find
your passion and today you’re going to find the same. So here is the first step. The first
step in finding your passion is looking at your personality traits. Now, before you yawn
and think, “What?” Your personality traits are so important because it’s the identity
of who you are, your natural gravitation towards what is it that sparks you.
It’s very important to look at what top three personality traits describe who you are, not
what your mom thinks, not who your dad thinks, not who your neighbor thinks, not what your
best friend thinks, not what your coworker thinks of you. How would you describe yourself
in three words? That’s how you will get drilled down to the top three things that describe
who you are and then also want to take a look at your values. And your values are nothing
more than what’s important to you. What specifically is important to you? Is it family. Is it security?
Is it health? Is that wealth? Is it your family? What are the things that are important to
you? And you want to write about three to five things because your values are the non
negotiables. Because you could find a great career and great job, but if they conflict
with what’s most important to you, then you’re going to have anxiousness.
You’re going to have anxiety, you’re going to have overwhelm, you’ll have the great career,
the great work, but you will be conflicted and you won’t know why. And that’s because
you’re really coming against the things that matter most to you. So as long as you can
write down from the get go, what’s important, and don’t let it swirl in your head. Write
it down on paper. Because when you write it down on paper makes it concrete and it makes
you know that that’s what it is. So you’re not going to be in mid air trying to think
about things. Get it on paper, because that’s when you know that you’re serious and your
brain can focus rather than going from here to there and getting into overwhelm. So top
three personality traits and then the top three to five values. What’s important to
you? Write them down. Go. The third thing you want to look into are what are your hobbies,
skills and talents? Now that’s really important because it’s going
to give you insight into what gets you in the zone or the flow or when time flies really
fast. That’s what we’re really trying to get with in this question. So I want you to make
a list of what do you do when you’re not working? What lights you up? What are your hobbies,
skills or talents. And a talent is not something that someone’s complimented you to say, “You’ve
got to tell talent.” Talent is something that you just genuinely enjoy whether someone compliments
you or not. It’s just brings enjoyment to you. So look at any hobby, any skill, any
talent. Write down three and the reason you want to pick three because you need focus.
You can pick 15 you can pick 100 but that’s not going to get you focused. You don’t typically
have top three that you enjoy doing. And then next to each of those you want to
write, why? Why do you enjoy doing the things you enjoy doing? Why do you enjoy reading
as a hobby? Why do you enjoy going for a bike ride as if it’s a hobby? If you like calligraphy,
why do you enjoy calligraphy? What are the skills and talents and it’s most important
that you right next to them the reasons why you enjoy doing each activity. Because the
why is the power. It gives you insight. It gives you insight as to your emotions, what
triggers you, what are the words? What are the feelings? Because any action we take,
any activity we do is because we derive a certain feeling from it and the feeling that
you derive from your hobbies, skills and talents is enjoyment. Otherwise you wouldn’t be doing
that. So we’re trying to get to the core of what are the feelings, the triggers, the emotions
that you gravitate towards. But it takes these activities, your hobbies,
skills and talents to get to these emotions. So make a list and next to each one, write
why. The fourth thing that you want to do is you want to take a look at, what did you
enjoy doing as a kid? What did you enjoy doing that, once again, you just pretty much enjoyed
it because it took you into a state of flow where time didn’t matter, where you got lost
in the activity. Did you play with trucks? Did you play with doll? Did you play with
the next door neighbors? Did you play acting like a teacher? Did you draw on the board?
What did you do as a kid that you enjoy doing? Three activities. And why. And the why column
once again is really important because the questions are just trying to get you to focus
on the emotions that get you into a state of flow where time is not even not even an
issue. And by asking that question, we’re just trying
to get to this. So your why column is really important. So it [inaudible 00:04:57] the
three activities that you enjoy doing as a kid. Ask the question, “Why did I do it?”
And keep asking the question why until you can’t ask it anymore. So why did you enjoy
going fishing as a kid? Because it was time alone. It was time alone with your mom or
your dad, because you enjoyed the water, because you enjoyed catching a fish, because that
gave you happiness, because that gave you something to eat. What was the reasons why
you enjoy what you did? Because by really going at asking why, really going to the tenth
degree and you can’t ask why any further, that will get you to the bare bones of what
really brings you alive. And those are the emotions that we want to bring out.
We want to extrapolate from what’s inside of you so we can get to the core of what moves
you. So three things you did as a kid and then the reasons why next to them. And number
five, how do you aspire to have a contribution like in the world? Because we’ve looked at
your past, what you did as a kid, we’ve looked at and what got you into a state of flow.
We’ve looked at what currently occupies your time with your hobbies, skills and talents.
Now we want to look into the future and see, well what is your aspiration? Because every
human being wants to live a life of significance. And to know that they have mattered, that
they know that they have done something, whether it’s something so small or something so huge,
but they have done something to be of significance, to be of value.
And this question is going to get you to direct your thinking towards, what is that value
for you? How do you know you will add value based on how you measure what value is for
yourself? So you want to look at with this question, who or what do you aspire to have
a contribution like? So in other words, I want you to pick someone, someone who you
know or you don’t know, but you would love to have a contribution like them. Someone
like your grandmother, if you aspire to have a contribution like them, maybe a CEO of a
company, maybe an author, maybe a storyteller, someone. Or if you can’t think of someone,
think of an industry, like the fashion industry or the environment or the IT, what ever industry
is. You can have a combination of people in industries, but you need to pick three.
And once again, the reason why we drill down to three is because three allows the mind
to focus. Any more than that, it gets distracting. You can argue that could be more, but we just
want to focus on three things. Three people or professions, industries that you aspire
to have a contribution like. And next to each one of those three things that you write,
the reasons why. Why do you aspire to have a contribution like this person? Why do you
aspire type of contribution in this industry? Because at the end of the day, life is emotion.
Why do you want a big goal? Why do you want children? Why do you want a family? Why do
you want that career? Why do you want to wear that dress? Why do you want to go to that
holiday? Because it’s going to give you a certain emotion. Happiness. Joy. Something
that’s going to give you an emotion and all we’re trying to do with this section of why
is get to the emotions, the feelings, the triggers, the word that give you the state
of flow. But we’re asking these questions to direct
us into what are these emotions specifically that have you become alive. So pick three
things. People or professions. A mixture of two of them is fine. And next to each of them,
write, why. Why do you choose those things? And write down the bottom in the comments
section, I’d love to hear from you. What are you thinking? What are you writing down? Because
the more you’re able to project what it is that you’re wanting, the more things cast
out to move in that direction. So in the comments section below, tell me people, professions,
industries. Where do you hope to have an influence? Where do you hope to have a contribution?
Let me know in the comments below. Step six, what I want you to do in step six is look
at your why column and I want you to look at what are the repeated words?
What are the repeated emotions that have come through? And you want be able to group that.
You want a group of the words, the triggers, the emotions, the phrases that are repeated
that have the same meaning for you in that why column alone and you want to put them
in groups as to the triggers. Why I enjoy going outdoors or I enjoy speaking to people
or I enjoy working in a routine environment. Those are the things that are going to come
up for you. The why column is really going to unearth what it is that brings you into
a state of flow because all we’ve done is just gone into yourself, gone into your own
space, your own history, and brought out through those questions, what is it specifically that
lights you up? And by looking at your why column now, you’re simply circling the words,
phrases, emotions that jump out at you and have jumped out repeatedly.
You’re putting those into groups and looking at, well, these are the emotions that speak
loudest the most to me. Step seven and the final part of how to find your passion. If
you want to look at … well now that you’ve got all the why’s, the three groups of why’s
as to what are the emotions that really liven you up, what are the professions that feed
into those why’s? And this is where the rubber meets the road because this is where you actually
turn a passion into a profession and you could actually see the end goal here. It’s not just
fragments of words now. You want to look at the three sections of why’s, three groups
of why’s you’ve written down and now you want to get really real and say, “What professions
feed into those why’s? What professions feed into those things? The emotions that speak
loudest to me?” Because usually when you’ve pick a job or
career, you think, “So what looks cool. What’s going to get me more money? What’s going to
get me a good job in terms of my marks that I got from school? What’s going to give me
a better prestige or recognition?” That’s all good. But the problem with coming at it
from that perspective is you feel empty because you still haven’t become fulfilled in something
that really speaks to your soul, that feels up to your full potential. But by working
it or reverse engineering it, which is what we’re doing now, we’re not coming from, what
do I want? It’s like what do I give from what I have innately within me? Or what value can
I give that’s already within me which is just God given because of the strengths that you
have because the emotions that you feel? If you want to come from a place of, “Well,
looking at the emotions that I have, that I thrive on, that take me to a state of flow,
what professions feed into those actual emotions or professions? What jobs? What careers?”
And now you just want to make a brainstorm of all the careers, all the jobs that you
can think of that feed. It’s very, very important that you do this part, that feed into those
emotions and then once you do that, the last part is of those professions, which one speaks
to you the loudest? This is where people go, “Ah, now I know why I do what I do. Now I
know why I feel what I feel. Now I know I’m triggered by that.” Now I know why this doesn’t
make you start to learn about yourself in this final part because it’s really the brainstorming
of feeding your emotions that have already triggered and sparked life in you and you’re
just trying to find those professions that speak to it aloud.
So if you’d like a deeper dive into the seven steps, I’ve attached below a PDF of the seven
steps of how to find your passion minus your resume. I’ve taken an accountant and she’s
switched her career around to finding finally that her real drive, her real passion has
been working with kids. I’ve taken a university professor and she’s come to the realization
that her real passion in life wasn’t being at a university and teaching there, but actually
being a writer and an author, which is what she did. So if those resonate with you and
you’d like to deeper dive, then go straight to the PDF below. It’s exactly what I’ve communicated
in this video, but in much deeper steps because there’s more time than a PDF, really. So now
you have the seven steps. You know exactly how to find your passion minus your resume.
But what about actually pursuing the career, pursuing the job?
How do you actually get the job? Not from this passion. So in the next video, I’m going
to take you through exactly the ideal job quiz. So my next video is going to show you
exactly, well how do you really decipher between going for this position or that position or
going from right or left to taking the path A or path B, which is going to be the right
one for you because there are so many things you could be good at. There were so many things
you could be wanting to do well. What can you do right now? What’s the best decision,
the next best move for you? That’s what the next video is going to be about. So stay tuned
for that video coming up. And if you liked this video, please let me know by liking it
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If you’ve got any questions, please let me know by adding it to the comments right below.
And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out the videos, Should I quit my job
to pursue my passion? How to find the right career for me? So make sure you check out
those videos, they’re link below as well. They’re both going to help you get really
clear and great insight and navigate into the that thing that lights you up the most.
Thank you so much for watching this video. I’d love to hear from you from the comments
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