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Do you love what you do?

Earlier this year, I sent out a survey asking people what their biggest challenges were. It didn’t surprise me that many people were not feeling passionate about their work. It didn’t surprise me because I’ve been there myself.
 
That was why I created Curious Courses in the first place, to find out what I was passionate about. It was how my soul searching mission begun – to see what was out there. Along the way, I learnt a few things that I would like to share with you if you are one of those people…
 
– Sometimes we need to find something outside of work that gives us energy.
It could be walking in nature, exercise, healthier food or a new hobby that helps us express ourselves. This gives our energy and in turn, we may start seeing the positive aspects of our work life.
 
– What did you love doing as a child and why?
As kids, we’re drawn to doing what we love – now ask yourself what was it about that that you enjoyed? If it was riding your bike, was it the freedom it gave you or was it because you were with friends? Once you know why, find a way to have this in your life again.
 
– What makes you happy now?
Sometimes we think that if we find our passion, we will be happy. Instead, think about what makes you happy. Do more of it  – I know it sounds simple but it can be that simple so don’t dismiss this without giving it a go.
 
– Use your energy to explore
It’s easy to get stuck in the “I don’t know what I am passionate about” downward spiral. I’ve been there and it can be very frustrating. Instead give yourself a break and give yourself some space. Start being curious about the world again. Talk to people that are passionate and find out how they “discovered” their passion. Try lots of different things so you can start understanding what you love and what you don’t. 
 
I understand that it can be more complex than this. There’s many layers going on with work and finding one’s passion, but we have to start somewhere and take it step by step.
 
If you want to change your job, our upcoming course in October 2017 helps you find clarity with Your Next Job. 
 
In our second October course, you can develop Voice Clarity for Success. Hope to see you there.
 
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