Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tip#89: Proof You’re On The Right Track - Big

Receiving tangible proof you are on the right track in life can be a great boost to your confidence. It's encouraging especially if you've had to take risks and make major changes in your life and career path. Following your passions is key for leading you to people who believe in you and what you can do.

As I've written before, my journey in rebuilding my life and career has been 7 years in the making. And the primary key I discovered that kept me going was to identify and live my passions. Movies were one of those passions and they've kept me energized and motivated. Showing people how to feel good again is another passion.

Passion is fuel as I mentioned in tip#86. The power of your passion has extraordinary benefits and they can attract others to you. Reactivating your passion became the core element of what I teach now.

A Call

So imagine how excited I was to receive a call from a producer working with a major ad agency and automobile client asking me to share what I know about passion. Imagine being interviewed for the value of what I love doing and teach in my new career as a motivator.

It started a few months ago when I was asked by MacLaren Advertising to be part of a unique series of online podcast interviews. Their client was GM Canada and this series based on passion and beauty was inspired by the new Buick Enclave. I went into a recording studio and was interviewed by Maie Pauts of CHUM LTD. originally of CFNY-FM. Since then I have been holding back telling anyone about this project until the interview was finally online. And here it is!

Click here to listen or download:
"Reactivating Your Passion"

This was proof for me that I am on the right track. Despite the hardships of change in my life this podcast recording only added to my self-confidence. And this will also initiate a chain reaction of opportunities because who knows who else will hear this podcast.

Here's a chance now for people around the world to listen to my motivational advice in the convenience of their own home. The recording is also available on iTunes which is another powerful resource. And yes on top of this exposure I got paid for my services. Ah, these are the things that make me feel like a kid on Christmas Day!

The Power In Playing: Big

Feeling like a kid is a big factor in identifying your passions. And adding to what I say in the interview about the importance of childhood passions, the Tom Hanks movie, Bigcomes to mind. Mentioned in previous tip#88, Hanks adult character is the result of his 12 year old version, Josh, wishing he were big. His wish comes true though his mind, feelings and attitude is still very much a child's.

However this becomes Josh's strength in his career as an adult. He continues to do what he loved to do and that is to play. Josh spends his spare time playing with toys in a huge toy store. There he is seen by the CEO of a major toy company where they bond and create the memorable, classic scene playing a duet on a massive foot piano.

Impressed with Josh's 'expertise' and 'knowledge' he ends up getting hired to test out toys at the CEO's company and getting paid very well. All he did was do what he loved doing. That is the simplicity of knowing what you are passionate about and living it and sharing it. Going back to your childhood is a way of re-igniting your passion.

Later in the film, Josh reverts back to a 12 year old child. But being hired for a job to just play was proof that Josh would have a successful career as a toy tester if he remembers to keep that alive when he actually grows up.

So remember if you are on a path currently full of changes and risk know that proof will come to let you know you are on the right track. Be open to unexpected gifts and encouraging signs, messages and people that come to you. You'll know when it arrives because the proof will make you feel good.

Remember to stay optimistic for people will be attracted to your positive energy and come support your journey. Remember that you have value and others will eventually see that value. Stay passionate because passion is also your fuel.

Emmanuel Lopez
Life Skills & Career Development
© Emmanuel Lopez 2007


Anonymous said...

I heard your interview and it was an excellent one. You sounded so relaxed and gave a lot of good answers and advice, very articulate.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the interview. It was fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Your on the right track!! We miss you here in NY