Finding Your Passion - Your Story

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sometimes people struggle with finding their passion.
They want to do something, but they don't know what.
They want to help someone, but they don't exactly know how.
They want to do good, but not sure how to do it.
They want to succeed, but with all of life's options - sometimes we give up before we even try.

Is that you?

It was ME at one time. Until I found it (click for the story here).

Everyone's path to finding their passion will be different. 
Everyone will need to explore:
different things
different mediums
different settings
different target markets
different niches

Today - I wanted to discuss finding your passion through your story.  What story? The story where you risked it all and in the end became triumphant.  The story where the devil had you up in the air by the throat and you kicked him in the balls to the ground and stomped all over him.  The story where you thought life couldn't have gotten any worse and then you saw the light at the end of that dark tunnel.  Basically - the story that was meant for evil, but turned around for good.

That story - Did it light a fire in you?  Did it spark something in you to make a change?  At the end of the day, did you say I will never __________ again, and mean it?  Did you make a decision to go out and tell everyone about your story in hopes they didn't have to go through the same thing and would learn your lesson?  And if you haven't yet, do you want to?

Maci Bookout - do you know her?  She became pregnant at 16.  Her life was on blast for a few years with MTV's real-life documentaries 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom (1).  Today?  She is an advocate for Teen Pregnancy Prevention.  When faced with all the possible troubles with being a single mom, she took advantage of a bad situation and turned it around for good.

Margaret Howard -now a therapist and social worker was once a victim of human trafficking.  It has become her life's mission to advocate for other victims and educate people on how real human trafficking is (not only in the world) but even in the USA.

Laurie Palau - the organizing guru.  Laurie realized her opportunity to monetize her passion for organization when friends would constantly look at her beautifully organized home and ask for her help.  Now she is the owner of simply B organized where they conduct both residential and commercial organization, one to one coaching and seminars.

Lets bring this back to you.  Is there something that you do well that people always ask for help in?  Have you gone through something traumatic in your life that you can educate people about?  Is there something you've gone through in life that is preventable and you can be the reason it is prevented?

Think about it.  Write it down.  Share in the comments below. 
Maybe this is your path to finding your passion!

UPDATE:  I created a worksheet to help you FIND YOUR STORY!  Get it below! 

xoxo, Aukele

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  1. i am LOVING this series! you have been such a huge help, and i really needed it. i had never thought of using "my story" as a way to find and focus my creative energies, but now that im reading it, youre totally right! this series has been super inspiring and thought provoking, and i *think* i may have found my blogging niche, or at least, im definitely narrowing it down. thank you!

  2. As always, this was such a great addition to your growing Passion series!

  3. Thank you Victoria. It is people like you that give me the assurance to know that I'm headed in the right direction in my own passion - helping people, just like you. I'm glad that this is thought provoking for you and inspiring. Honestly, your comments make my day - so thank you as well! Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Have an amazing day!

  4. Aw thank you Kayli! Thanks for being a loyal reader with this series!


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