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Follow Your Passion

What No One Told Me About Following My Passion

Caroline Beaton | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Caroline Beaton

I don't regret following my passion. In fact, I still endorse my strategy. Passions help us understand who we are and what we want. They bring vitality and joy to our days. But following your passion is a deceptively slow, uncertain way to purpose.

Why So Angry?

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 08.05.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

The other day, within a span of five minutes, I witnessed two complete strangers act in a manner that suggested they were very angry. I was in the passenger seat of my dad's car when he nosed out onto a rural highway in order to make a left turn.

Behind Every Successful Entrepreneur, There is a Rockstar VA

Stephan Spencer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Stephan Spencer

Virtual Assistants, or VAs, are hardly discussed in the Digital Marketing industry, but they are every entrepreneur's secret weapon. We avoid bragging...

Is It Irresponsible To Follow Your Passion?

Zoë B | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
Zoë B

I'm not saying any of this is easy because it's not. But it's better to think about these things now, before another decade slips by and it's too late. Something to consider, eh?

#TalkToMe: Filmmaking in the 80's, Following Your Passion and My Dad's Surprising Wishes for Me

Vanessa Soto | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Vanessa Soto

I grew up with this father of mine who did what he loved every, single day. As a filmmaker, he'd dream up an idea and toy around with it for a while u...

Words of Wisdom From 10 Women Who Quit Their Jobs to Follow Their Dreams

Brittany Policastro | Posted 03.26.2017 | Women
Brittany Policastro

When Taylor Hendricks returned home in 2014 from a world-rocking service trek in Nicaragua she was completely resolved to leave her current position with a nonprofit organization working on US health policy to find work in the global health/development field.

Belive in the Power of You

Anna Fani | Posted 12.13.2016 | Women
Anna Fani

I could have chosen to let what I overheard become my reality and my truth. I could have chosen to let someone else's insecurity affect what I know I'm capable of and I could have stayed there and continued giving a bunch of f****s.

You Might Not Be Built To 'Follow Your Passion' -- Here's Why

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.10.2015 | OWN

While plenty of people extol the virtues of focusing your life on your "one, true calling," best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert has taken a firm sta...

Not Sure Where to Start? Here's How to Find an Idea and Start Your Business

Sarah Peterson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Sarah Peterson

Does this sound familiar? You want to start a side business or become a solopreneur, but you don't know what you're interested in. You want to "follow your passions," but can't figure out what you're passionate about.

5 Key Things People Who Love Their Jobs Do Differently

Anne Bechard | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Bechard

Find someone who says they love their job and you've found someone who loves their life. People who are happy with life before and after 5 p.m. do their whole lives differently. Here are some characteristics of people who love their jobs and five things they're doing right all the time.

Want To Find Fulfilling Work? The Ball's In Your Court

Mara Edlyn | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Mara Edlyn

We've also learned that when that huge, vague "What am I doing with my life?!" question is barreling down on you, it's easier to break down the question down into smaller ones.

Reinvent Yourself: Company Founder Secrets on How to Profitably Follow Your Passions

Robert Jordan | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Robert Jordan

Many of us feel like we are stuck on a path we can't change. Maybe it's the time already invested or fear that making a change could actually be a worse mistake. But the majority of successful entrepreneurs and professionals make a leap into uncharted territory.

What Most Of Us Get Wrong About 'Finding Our Calling'

OWN | Posted 11.06.2014 | OWN

Do what you love. Follow your passion. Find your calling. However it's phrased, this is the universal message espoused by many influential thought...

Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Really Weird' Advice About Following Your Passion

OWN | Posted 09.10.2014 | OWN

When Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert embarked on her famous journey across Italy, India and Indonesia, she had been feeling lost. Her marriag...

5 Ways to Reclaim Your Inner Spark

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

The truth is that our inner spark can often be suffocated by external conventional thinking and social pressures. Our own fear and procrastination can also play their parts. This can mean we run the risk of living a life on borrowed terms and not our own.

Why 'Do What You Love' Is About More Than You Might Think

Patricia M. Bombard, BVM, D.Min. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia M. Bombard, BVM, D.Min.

"Do what you love" is not about a job, a passion, or the money, and it is not classist. Our industrial society may have trained us to think that way, but we can change that. DWYL is the right of every human being born on this planet.

At Work, More Americans Pursue Meaning Over Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Which is more important in your career -- meaning or money? For more and more American workers, finding a job that's personally fulfilling is worth sa...

5 Travel Fears To Get Over

Gaurav Bhatnagar | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Gaurav Bhatnagar

Traveling the world and exploring varied cultures is a dream that everyone, to some degree, yearns to fulfill. But what stops people from fulfilling their dreams?

Moms Change the World: Clemence Gossett

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Walking through the farmers' market in Santa Monica with Clemence Gossett, you'll discover that she's a bit of a celebrity in her community.

Love What You Do

Jake Ducey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jake Ducey

Most of us are gambling on the biggest risk of all: the bet that we can buy the freedom to do what we want later in life. In order to change the world and the less-than-promising course of history, we must do what we love now.

The Education of a Vietnamese American Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Finding and following my passion and path in life is a bit like that. Scary. Delightful. A struggle, to be sure. But once I dove into that pool, I took to the water. And I kept on swimming.

Live Your Passion! 4 Tips To Reach Your Full Potential

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Hold tightly to your passion and never let go. Let it infuse your life with meaning and purpose and become the motivator for everything you do. Then, put in the hard work needed to turn your dreams into reality.

Confessions Of A Night Owl

Rachel Weight | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women
Rachel Weight

You early morning go-getters can keep your daytime. I want to relish the night.

Self, How Did I Get Here?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With each choice we make, our life picks up a little bit of steam, until, sometimes, before we know it, we find the life we're living is one that's being driven by inertia, heading off in some direction we never planned.

Career Lessons From 'Generation Y'

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bridget Nielsen

Get excited about what you love and recognize that you were created for a purpose within that passion.