On Saturday 8th March, International Women’s Day, I gave a talk on second chances. The second chance you give your life when you follow your passion. I talked about the clients I had worked with who were miserable and ineffective at work until I helped them reconnect to a passion.
I even mentioned my own situation back in 2011 when I was miserable with all the time I was spending ‘chained’ to my computer because of my business. At that point I decided to follow my passion and because of that when I went back to my business with fresh eyes I decided what parts to keep and what to let go of and now I am happy doing both – business and passion.
There were two main points I wanted to get across.
1. You don’t have to see all the steps – just take the first one. It was Martin Luther King Jnr who said that…
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. You can enjoy your passion part-time while working until you are ready to make a leap if your aim is to earn a living from your passion.
Of course, not all passions have to be followed to earn us a living. If life is feeling a little ‘stale’ right now you can find yourself something to be passionate about. It is amazing how quickly doing that lifts us and makes life happier.