What Drives People! 
So What Are You Doing to Discover Your Passion? 

There are two roads to follow. You could follow the road of getting a job and fall into what people in the world do. The statistics shows that 80 percent of working people are not happy with their job. Or you can follow the road that I have chosen to follow that of discovering my passion and making a determination to make it apart of my everyday life. Now I have two questions for you do you want to be a failure? Of course not, why would you ask me that dumb question! Now let me ask you the next question, do you want to be a success? Whatever that means for you? Absolutely, you may answer. In my work as a workshop facilitator and training consultant I have asked these very same questions during the last 30 years during my training sessions. What I have learned is that no one, regardless of age or

background desires failure. Everyone wants success. However, if no one wants failure and everyone wants success, then why isn't there more success? The answer to this question may seem simple, I believe it is because success demands that you must go where you have never been before by doing what you have never done before. To achieve success means that you must identify where you want to go and what you need to do to achieve that success. So I am putting a question to you to reflect on, what does success mean to you? You cannot go where you have never gone before until you know what that looks like. And keep in mind that success is not about how much money you are making, or the material things you obtain. Take the time to define success for yourself and maybe when you do you will began to discover a little more about your passion. My personal motto is "to help others discover their unlimited potential."  And believe me that brings me the greatest joy and satisfaction when I am doing that.

I have found it! Found what you may be asking. I have discovered what my passion is! Now are you willing to do all the hard work it may take to now discover what your passion is. I once heard that 90 % of people die having realize only 10% of their potential. WOW to me that means they  never found it in their lifetime. We all have a purpose and the sooner you discover yours the more fulfilling your life will be. You notice I didn't say happier, because bappiness means different things for different people. Fuflfilling for me has been about using my life and all of the expereinces negative and positive to make a difference.  

 You Are Never Too Old or Too Young To Realize Your Dreams! 


Whatever your circumstances, goals or dreams might be, the bottom line is that our life's are always in transition. And you are determined to make your life be what you want it to be!
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Can people's lack of passion affect how they go about their day-to-day life?


By Barbie K. Reed, National Training Consultant


Wow, my favorite subject. The quote and the passage I use in my workshops to describe passion: Passion: is the Energy that Comes From Bringing More of You Into What You Do. Here's the point: if you lack passion in your life, it will be difficult to feel energized in every relationship in your life, including your interaction with your customers, your coworkers, and your family also. Imagine a career where you feel energized by and engaged in your work. You look forward to work in the morning even if it's a Monday, you feel great about how you spend your day, you have the energy at the end of your workday to spend the rest of your life fully, you get excited when you tell people about what you do for a living, and you believe deeply in the work that you do. The point I'm making is that discovering our passion and purpose is vital to our joy, our well being, our mental attitude, and our enthusiasm for life. I have chosen an acronym for the word PASSION that I use personally for me. It motivates me:


The P stands for Purpose. Knowing what you want and doing it because it expresses who you really are. When I think of Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa (when she was alive), Sam Walton (when he was alive), and Bill Gates I realize they're there on purpose, they've lived the life they were born to live. It would be hard for them to imagine doing anything else. They don't need goals to motivate them, they do it anyway�they have passion.

The A stands for Attitude. Attitude is the way you see things mentally and the mood you transmit to others. Nothing contributes to life more than a positive attitude. Working with a person with a positive attitude is a delightful experience.

The S stands for Success. Success is not something you achieve or something you attain, such as education or money, a house, a nice car, a family, but it is something that you live. The question to ask is: can you live success? I believe you can. I hope you live success each and every day you get up and I hope you share it with those you interact with each and every day.

The S stands for Self-starter. A self-starter is an energetic person with unusual initiative. Self-starters are willing to go after what they want with a fervor that says they can accomplish those goals and dreams they want to attain.

The I stands for Inspiration. What inspires you to get up in the morning and do what you do each and every day? In our lifetime we meet many types of people. The ones who stand out for me are the ones who overcome challenges and have a positive outlook on life in spite of those challenges. We all face challenges in our life, but how we handle those challenges and how we look at life is what truly matters. There are three things to keep in mind: we can focus on the good and move forward, we can focus on the negative and wallow in self pity, or we can take the negative situation, whatever it may have been, and use it as inspiration to move our lives forward positively and use it for the foundation of our passion.

The O stands for Optimism. Optimism is about whether you see the glass half full or half empty. On those days when nothing in your life seems to be going right, it could be really tough to see the silver lining among all those clouds. However, during these times it�s important to see the good in even the worst situation. An optimistic attitude benefits not only your mental health, but can also is the pathway for the goals and dreams you want to accomplish.

And the last but not least is Navigating. Navigating your life is about realizing what is it that you're passionate about and making a commitment to remove the barriers that get in the way of your living your fullest potential. I did not get around to doing this until I was forty. First of all I was afraid of being successful, second I was stuck in some unhealed childhood issues, and third, I was busy sabotaging my own success, which got in the way of my fulfilling my goals and dreams. Even now into my mid fifties, I am still on the journey to turning this all around so as to live a more passionate life.


This excerpt is taken from an interview about me that's highlighted the book Extreme Excellence: Dynamic Interviews With America's Top Ten Performance Experts.

              Passion Quotes!

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived. Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you. ~  T. Alan Armstrong
Never underestimate the power of passion.
Eve Sawyer
Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night. Glade Byron Addams
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

 Harold Whitman
~ A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point   out the means ~  William Hazlitt
~ Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it's something you're tremendously passionate about. ~ Steve Pavlina
~ Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs.

~ Steve Pavlina
If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It's very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you're going to have to devote a lot of your life to it. George Lucas

To have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life. And there are three components to that purpose, one is to find out who you really are, to discover God, the second is to serve other human beings, because we are here to do that and the third is to express your unique talents and when you are expressing your unique talents you lose track of time. Deepak Chopra

One of the things that may get in the way of people being lifelong learners is that they�re not in touch with their passion. If you�re passionate about what it is you do, then you�re going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it. Jack Canfield

"I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work."  Harry S. Truman

 Passion: There are some things in life that catch your eye, and then, there are those that capture your heart. Pursue those. Mary Grace


                         Love The Job You Hate

You know the feeling: Getting out of bed

Monday morning is a struggle, followed by five long, bleak days.

You're not alone. About a million people a day phone in sick and it's not the bird flu. Some surveys have found that 87 percent of Americans don't like their jobs.

"We spend our highest-energy hours working, and families get what's left," says Jane Boucher, author of "How to Love the Job You Hate: Job Satisfaction for the 21st Century. Most of us can't just quit our jobs."

The problem of being stuck in a lousy job is compounded by the feeling that we are what we do. This attitude is prevalent among men and becoming more common as more women earn professional degrees and climb the corporate ladder higher. If you hate what you do, your self-worth is likely to take a hit.

It's just part of our culture. When you meet someone new, one of the first questions asked is "What do you do?"

Job loathing is more than just a punch in the gut. Boucher says it costs the nation an estimated $150 billion per year in treatment for stress-related problems, absenteeism, reduced productivity and employee turnover.

"There are three basic motivators for employees, and money isn't No. 1," says Boucher, who is also an adjunct professor at the McGregor Graduate School of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and a professional speaker. "Workers are motivated by people they like and respect. A happy employee needs to feel that work is important. There has to be a sense of empowerment and independence  people don't like to be micromanaged, because it chokes creativity."

The question is simple: How do you make things better in a job that doesn't rouse your interest when the alarm clock goes off? Boucher offers ten tips:

1. Communicate. Let the boss know your achievements and problems. Don't boast and don't gripe. Create a sense of teamwork. Define the problem at hand and offer ways to solve it.

2. Do Something for Yourself. Take on a project that's dear to your heart or set aside time for what you do best. For example, if you got into medicine because you wanted to be a caregiver but find yourself buried in paperwork, find the time to be with your patients. Make an effort to connect with each patient and his or her family.

3. Improve a Bad Relationship. Some people are born grumpy and simply won't like you. Instead of fretting about it and thinking it's something you did, simply ask the person each day, "Is there anything I can do for you?" This will ease the tension and, over time, may win over the person who has the long knives out for no apparent reason

4. Delegate. Never allow process to trump the result. Remember that you can't do everything all the time. Pass off some of the grunt work to a hungry young staffer who needs to learn the basics and a fundamental lesson in life: You don't start at the top, and you earn plumb assignments by working hard in the trenches. If you create a clear path of advancement, the smart employee won't kick when asked to handle routine stuff.

5. Seek Feedback. Ask your boss and co-workers, "How am I doing?" Make it clear that you seek feedback to improve your performance not because you crave praise. Show others how feedback can increase their productivity and boost their career choices.

6. Tackle Tough Assignments First. Get the difficult or unpleasant work out of the way first, because it doesn't improve with age and will look truly hideous after lunch. This also allows you to finish the day with something you find challenging and enjoy.

7. Have A Little Fun. Work isn't play, but it doesn't have to be mind-numbingly serious all the time. A few quips will boost everyone's morale. If you're not the office wag, encourage the lighthearted goofball in the corner to share his take on why the Yankees are baseball's best team. It beats grinding your teeth for eight hours a day and is likely to boost morale and productivity.

8. Encourage Teamwork. Doing more with less demands increased productivity

. Teamwork is a good way to achieve this goal. Working in teams is a learned skill. If you don't know the basics, learn them and share your insights with others.

9. Body and Soul. Pay attention to your physical and mental health. Stick to the basics: Eat right, exercise and get enough sleep. If you feel crummy, your job performance will suffer. You don't have to be a corporate guru to figure that out.

10. Get a Life. People who have interests outside work make better employees, friends, parents and spouses. Take the time to do whatever it is that you're passionate about. No one on his deathbed ever said, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office." "Don't let your job become just a paycheck," Boucher says. "At its best, your job can be an expression of creativity."

Article was found online at Forbes.com, December, 2005

If It Is To Be, It's Up To Me! 
 YOU are where you are today because of the choices that YOU made yesterday! Seek to develop the attitude of being a WINNER! Every day you get up you have three choices: You Can Stand Still, You Can Go Backward, or You Can Go Forward!
I am making the choice to take charge of my life, my future and to discover what my passion is! What about you? Are You Ready to Do the Same? 

Yes I Am Ready! 

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