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5. What did you love doing as a child?
In my work with clients, I always ask them about their
childhood interests and hobbies. Think back to your early
Did you love riding horses? Were you into snakes or
bugs? Did you like playing hairdresser or actress or doctor?
Did you create a lemonade stand or enjoy selling Girl
The activities we most enjoyed as children provide
clues to our innate talents; more so than the way we
spend our time as "responsible" adults who strive to
satisfy societal expectations, often at the risk of ignoring
our inner desires.
Take a few minutes to jot down your answers to these
questions and then think about what your answers say
about your interests, fascinations and passions. Your
responses might provide you with valuable information
that can be applied towards a meaningful career rein-
When I help people figure out how to
turn their passions into profits without a
9-5 job, one of the first questions I'll ask
them is, "What are you passionate about?"
It seems like it should be an easy enough
question to answer, but a surprising num-
ber of people struggle to respond.
I think one of the reasons why people
have difficulty articulating their passions
is because they are so busy with work and
other obligations. That makes it easier to
ignore their passions than to acknowledge
and honor them.
But whether we realize it or not, all of
us have unique interests, fascinations and
passions that make each of us unique.
Reclaiming those passions and integrating
them into our work is a vital step in the
creation of a more fulfilling lifestyle career.
If you feel like you are out of touch with
your inner passions, here are five questions
that can help you reconnect with what
makes you come alive:
1. What are you the "go-to" person
Think about the subjects, issues and
topics that people turn to you for in order
to gain your advice, input and expert opin-
ion. Are you the go-to person for all things
related to computers? Cooking tips? How
to lose ten pounds successfully? Sports?
The best way to throw an elegant dinner
party? Ponder what those questions reflect
about your expertise, interests and abil-
2. What can't you stop yourself from
We all have certain things that we love
to do and we may even do them without
giving it much thought.
I have a friend who is always rearranging
the furniture, even when everyone else
agrees the room already looks beautiful.
Not surprisingly, she also loves to read
home decorating magazines and watch
decorating shows on television. What
about you? What things do you find your-
self doing with little energy? Do you always
look for bargains? Do you like to organize
piles of paper or compulisively make lists?
Do you visually critique other people's
gardens when you walk in the neighbor-
Think about what these "effortless"
activities say about your innate interests,
quirky tendencies and natural inclina-
3. What language(s) do you like to
No, I don't mean "language" as in Eng-
lish, Spanish or French, but rather, lan-
guage as in the topics that you like to talk
about all day. Do you prefer politics to
party planning, dogs over design, or sports
more than science? If someone were to
tape your conversations and analyze your
speech patterns, which words, phrases or
topics would dominate?
Chances are that you have many inter-
ests, but if you take the time to consciously
evaluate your conversations, there are
probably a few topics that you gravitate
towards on a regular basis.
4. How do you like to spend your time
Weekends represent "me" time: the two
days of the week when you get to do what
you want (okay, more or less). Think about
what your choice of leisure activities reveal
about your interests. Do you love strolling
around crafts fairs? Playing lacrosse with
your kids? Painting? Reading the Sunday
paper cover-to-cover? Taking long walks
How you choose to spend your free
time often reflect important information
about the activities that bring the most
joy to your life.
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