Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tip#292: The 1st Key to Success is Living Your Passion – Mrs. Doubtfire
The key to success in your career and life centers on identifying and living your passions. What you love AND love to do is the core factor for magnetizing your dreams and goals.
I am excited to announce that I have designed a new website for Motivatorman.com. It was truly an eye-opening exercise in redefining my services and articulating a brand identity with even more sizzle. And it is the result of months of focusing my passion for how I can help others achieve their own dreams and goals. See website: www.motivatorman.com
A big thanks to everyone that's been advising me especially to a5MEDIA for the business brand analysis I received before the summer. Their expertise helped me look inwards at my "corporate soul" and think carefully about my original career goals and what I loved most about my profession. And since I have many passions I needed to take a passion check and identify the core of these passions.
Mrs. Doubtfire 1993
A movie with a strong underlying message about living your passions is Mrs. Doubtfire. Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is an eccentric actor specializing in voicing cartoon characters. When he loses his job and experiences challenges as a separated father wanting to see more of his kids, Daniel becomes their nanny by transforming himself into an elderly British woman named Euphegenia Doubtfire.
The scene that exemplifies successful results from demonstrating your passion is when Daniel is working as a shipping clerk at a television studio. He secretly starts clowning around with toy dinosaurs on a TV show set unleashing his natural creative skills. His creative expression IS his passion.
The CEO of the television studio happens to be passing by and sees Daniel's passion in action. He loves what he sees so much that he offers Daniel a job hosting a children's TV show.
Do A Passion Check
So if you find yourself in a career transition or simply feeling stuck in your career or life it's time for you to do a passion check. It's time to take inventory of what you love and love doing and integrate it somehow into your career and life.
There are many ways to rediscover your passions. Look back at what you loved doing as a child and see if there are connections to what you are doing today either in your spare time or at work.
Look at the topics of your favourite magazines and newspaper sections you are compelled to read on a regular basis. Be aware of your favourite websites that you are compelled to go to on a daily or weekly basis. These are examples of passions!
Your passions and personal interests hold the key to a career and life you will truly enjoy. Take a step today to identify something you love to do.
UPCOMING TORONTO WORKSHOP:
HOW TO PRESS PLAY WHEN YOU’RE STUCK ON PAUSE
Saturday, Oct, 3, 2009 1 – 4pm
See invitation for details: here
Your Motivational Wingman!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009