Finding your passion and stepping into your true calling is a journey that can be challenging and all consuming as it can involve a million twists and turns until you land in 100% alignment to claim your happy heart. Uncovering your passion and mustering the courage to pursue it may seem daunting and my advice is not to over think the destination and instead view it like this. A small step is a powerful step which will shift your mindset and energy fields in a direction that creates and delivers happiness. I know this to be true because if you are reading this I have been YOU. I started by taking small steps towards what I was looking for and by doing this created a powerful forward momentum to become the woman I am today, paying my knowledge forward to empower others with a framework I know works.
Trusting the process I am going to share with you means you must first trust yourself. Your purpose will find you when you understand and acknowledge the power of you. One of the questions I am asked the most on social media is, “How did you know what you wanted to do?” It’s simple: I followed the signs and said yes to new beginnings. I always knew I would work with global brands, as my purpose was to create and build powerful ones. Did I know how? There is no concrete answer. I trusted the process that they would find me, and they did. Were there times when I was asked to do things that weren’t within the scope of a brief I was given? Absolutely yes, and did I care? No. I saw it as an opportunity to make a difference. At one point I was the girl being asked to get the Thai takeaway delivery for a radio duo who went on to be number one in their market—collecting Thai from a delivery driver late at night was never in my brief to build them into a powerful brand. I chose to be that person because I knew I had to start at the bottom to make my way to the top. A simple “Yes, I can do that” to build loyalty, trust, and connection.
Never think something is beneath you; always look at the task and see if it has higher value because it will show you what you need to see. Through being the “runner,” I became the storyteller and brand creator, setting them up with powerful media connections as they rose to the top of their game, becoming the highest-paid stars with that broadcast network. Who was trusted to create their first photo shoot for a brand campaign that appeared on every major transportation site in Australia when they landed their breakfast radio show? Me. I even brought along my six-week-old daughter because we shot it on a weekend. What was the purpose? It was my training ground to showcase my talents to a wider audience, just like that brand campaign did for them.
Let’s explore five powerful steps that can guide you on the path of finding your passion and stepping into your true calling.
Step 1: Self-Reflection and Exploration:
Take the time to ask yourself meaningful questions such as “What activities bring me joy?” or “What topics or causes deeply resonate with me?” Explore hobbies, interests, and areas of knowledge to unearth what truly excites you. This can involve trying new, uncomfortable experiences like the time I signed up for a laughing meditation which meant I had to let go of judgment and claim the belly laugh that wanted to be let out.
Step 2: Identify Values and Core Beliefs:
To uncover your true calling, it is essential to identify your values and core beliefs – for me this is passion, integrity and delivery. These core values guide my decisions and actions and act as a channel for living a purpose-driven life. Consider how your passion could make a positive impact on yourself or others, as this connection can deepen your calling.
Step 3: Embrace Your Strengths and Talents:
Sometimes, our passion lies in the activities where we excel naturally. Reflect on the tasks that come effortlessly to you or the activities that make you lose track of time. These are often indicators of our innate talents and when we develop these abilities they fuel our passion and align with our calling.
Step 4: Overcoming Fear and Taking Action:
A near death experience taught me the power of action. Fear stops us from pursuing our passion and stepping up and into our true power and potential. I like to acknowledge my fears and take action with a simple mindset switch which I call the 45 second rule. Do I want to sit in a challenge for 45 years, minutes or seconds? I always choose 45 seconds as living in the present and making the most out of the gift we call life.
Step 5: Persistence and Adaptability:
As you embark on the path of finding your passion, persistence and adaptability are key. Stay committed to your goals, even in the face of challenges or setbacks. Manifest your outcome by stepping into your intent and become open to new opportunities that present themselves. Say yes rather than no. YES brings more abundance into my life and opens my mind, body and spirit to higher vibrational experiences. Try saying YES next time you are offered a new experience and let me know what happens to you too!
Remember, no matter what level you get to in business, someone will always ask you to get them a sandwich or a glass of wine. Just remind yourself there is always a mutual exchange of energy in life and a higher purpose; you just need to open your eyes to see it. We are born naked, and we die naked; in my eyes that makes us equal. It’s the way you view the request that delivers the result!
You can learn more on this topic in my book Self Belief is Your Superpower and access bonus materials here.
Wishing you all continued success on your entrepreneurial journey.