For those of us who grew up as millennials, we were told to “follow our passion” and to turn our passion into our work, because that would ensure we had a fulfilling life.
Well, that’s just a load of rubbish.
For one, what 19 year old knows their passion? For two, passions change! The things that I was interested in 10 years ago are not the same as they are today. As we grow and experience more and more life, we get to know ourselves better. We come to find new things we never knew about that replace the old ones.
So then what do I mean “Use Your Passion”? Seems like a cheeky catch phrase, right?
Well, say you have a hobby of photographing. Or climbing, sailing, flying, backpacking, gaming, – whatever. What would it be like if you were able to get paid for talking about that stuff? For recommending products or services to other people with that same interest? If it’s something you spend alot of your time doing, then you’re bound to know a good bit about it, aren’t you?
With affiliate marketing, that is exactly what is available to you. By learning how to properly navigate and leverage your interests, other people’s products, and the tools on the internet, you can have a job that is based upon the things that interest you most.
And what’s really great about this: if/when your interests and hobbies change, the work you put in can continue to drive you income while you set up a new line of marketing with your new interests. Pretty neat, huh?
Okay, so we got the passion part out of the way. What about this bit about Finding Your Purpose?
Well, looking back at the many years you’ve been alive, whether its 90 or 20 (sorry 11 years olds, you just have enough years yet), there are certain aspects – certain characteristics that will be revealed with a closer look.
Each of us are shaped by not only our genes, but also by each and every experience we have. It’s said that our personalities are developed by age 7, and then the next dozen years are built on that foundation which gives us our character traits, habits and patterning.
So by the time we’re 20, our minds are wired to certain responses and to default to a certain way of being. By going back through the years and really looking for the commonalities, certain traits start to become apparent. We can see patterns and characteristics which come out by the use of what words we choose to use to describe past events, relationships and the like.
When stringing this all together, we get a statement of purpose. For example, mine is:
To give others the courage to breakthrough and experience fulfilling transformation so that they may thrive as their highest self with peace and harmony.
And when I apply this to my past, it becomes obvious and apparent. Throughout my entire life, I have been doing this, without knowing what it was that I was doing. Until I went through the Pinpoint Your Purpose process, I did not have the awareness or words to talk about it.
Now, I know. And it is a filter that I carry with me in everything I do. I see the world through this lens. And it makes sense.
So hopefully that clears things up a bit about why I have those two sentences posted everywhere. It’s important to me that you are clear on just what I mean, as maybe that will help you in making a decision in the future.
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