“Discover your passion”.

Written by graham and julie

What are you passionate about? We didn’t ask if you are passionate. But what are you passionate about? What stirs your emotions? What is it you can’t stop talking about whenever someone asks: “What are you passionate about?” What’srepparttar fire in your belly? What really turns you on? What do you love doing most?

What is it that you love doing so much that you forget time? You forget others. You are so focussed that you don’t hear anything. What is it that gets your creative juices going? What is it that you love more than anything else?

Graham is passionate about books. He loves them. He just loves books. They are all placed in their respective homes onrepparttar 141946 shelves. Each has a neighbour. He fondles them. Cares for them. Places book marks in them, never foldsrepparttar 141947 corner of their page.

A bookshop is like a magnet to him. He will spend hours with his head tilted to one side as he scoursrepparttar 141948 shelves for works that interest him. He loves books that have a different angle on coaching and developing people. He loves reading unusual biographies. He loves books where people have beatenrepparttar 141949 odds to survive. It doesn’t matter whether they are fiction or non fiction. They have to be about improving self.

At least that’s what it appears torepparttar 141950 outsider. But, you see, books aren’t really his passion. It just looks like it. He loves books yes of course he does. But reallyrepparttar 141951 books are a vehicle. A method of giving him what he truly craves for…..

And that is learning. Graham has a passion for learning aboutrepparttar 141952 human spirit. How to getrepparttar 141953 most out of it. How to tap into it. How to push it to new heights. How to get to its potential. How to climb out ofrepparttar 141954 feelings of mediocrity. How to, excel at what ever he does.

His Passion is forrepparttar 141955 human spirit.

Often, that which appears as a passion, at first, is justrepparttar 141956 vehicle forrepparttar 141957 real deep down passion that lights you up.

Florence Nightingale is known for her nursing inrepparttar 141958 Crimean War. And most people know that Nursing was her passion. But it wasn’t.

Are You The Driver Or The Passenger?

Written by Sonny Julius

In your journey through life are yourepparttar "driver" orrepparttar 141913 "passenger"? Let me be perfectly clear what I mean about this statement. In other words, do you take charge of your own life? Do you makerepparttar 141914 judgment and setrepparttar 141915 goals for what you want your life to be like? - Or - Do you let others influence you and follow in their footsteps?

This is a very important question you should be answering. After all it is "your life" you should berepparttar 141916 one designing it and being happy with it. So many people seem to think they should feel guilty if they aren't always following someone else's plan. Does it really make sense to please others yet not please yourself? I sure don't think so. Now I do agree you may want to compensate to some degree to please others but not torepparttar 141917 degree of being unhappy aboutrepparttar 141918 kind of life you lead.

It took me a few years to finally come to that conclusion when I was in my early forties. You see my Dad wasrepparttar 141919 owner of a very successful family florist business. He wanted to eventually pass it on to me. In my earlier years that was an exciting thought but as I grew older I began to have my doubts.

I started working part time inrepparttar 141920 business at a very early age. That was usually during major holidays and some special functions. When I went to high school I was onrepparttar 141921 regular payroll and working as much as thirty hours a week. After two years of college I was drafted intorepparttar 141922 U.S.Army so I was out ofrepparttar 141923 picture for two years. I spent a lot of time thinking during that time what I would do when I finally returned home.

On returning home, married and having a child onrepparttar 141924 way I had reservations whether I wanted to continue my career inrepparttar 141925 business. I recalled some of those times when we worked sixty hour six day weeks with no vacation time. I wasn't sure if I was ready to commit myself to that kind of schedule anymore. Besides that I had a family now that was going to be affected too. Wellrepparttar 141926 climax came one day a few weeks after I returned home fromrepparttar 141927 service. I confronted my dad aboutrepparttar 141928 whole issue. He wasn't exactly pleased that I was demanding at least a half-day off a week and a two-week vacation every year. Eventually he relented and later I was even able to take a whole day off plus get a few other privileges too. I spent about another twenty years on this schedule but many times thinking, "do I really want to do this anymore?"

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