Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Five Sure-Fire Ways to Finding Your Passion!
In order to find your passion, it will take dedication on your part to question, evaluate yourself and dig deep within yourself to find what will fulfill you.
How do I get Started?
First thing to ask yourself, is what am I looking for? Change in careers? Find a new hobby? sense of purpose or financial freedom? Determine what resonates with you.
Set Aside Time for Yourself:
Even if you can only devote 15 minutes a day to this project, then do it. Make sure that you have complete alone time. If you need to leave the house and go to a park or library, then do it.
Make a List:
Make a list about yourself. What are your Likes? Dislikes? what would you like to learn? What are your Strengths and Weaknesses. Once you have made the Strengths and Weaknesses list, ask friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else who knows you well to make the same list about YOU. This will help clarify the list and add objectivity to your skills and talent. What do you like about your job? What do you dislike about your job? Do you want to make a job change or develop a new interest or hobby?
If you are looking for a Job Change: What type of person are you? Analytical? a People Person? do you want to change fields or stay in the same profession? If you want to change fields, try interning with professionals already established to gain experience.
Looking to be Self-Employed? Look at your Strengths List and evaluate what you would enjoy. If you are a people person, try being a Personal Assistant, Personal Shopper, a Consultant, Sales Rep or HR Recruiter.
Are you analytical? Try accounting, computer programming, Research and Development etc.
Looking to make a difference in someone's life? Try mentoring a child, participating in adult literacy programs, volunteering time at the animal shelter.
Looking for a Hobby? Try sketching, take a cooking class, write a novel, learn a new language, take crafting lessons. Anything new!
By opening yourself up to these new experiences, you will find out more about your likes and dislikes and what will make you feel self fulfilled. Try it, it works!
Taryn Simpson is a published author and freelance writer with over 15 years of HR experience. Ms. Simpson owns her own writing company, Simpson - E Publishing which offers clients ghostwriting of novels/articles, web content, brochures, newsletters, press releases and more. Sign up to recieve her free newsletter for writer's tips and news on her website http://www.simpson-epublishing.com/ To learn more about this writer, feel free to visit her online presskit: http://www.tarynsimpson.com/. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Taryn_Simpson
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