3 Easy Steps Towards Passionate Living

Posted in Balanced Lifestyle, Book Reviews/Interviews | August 6, 2013 |

What is holding you back from living your passion?

About 7 years ago I was working in a web development company. The hours were good, the salary was decent and even my colleagues were fun (Who knew back then that one of my colleagues will end up being my loving husband and the father of two sets of identical twins?)

I was lucky to get that job while I was still working on my Master’s degree. I couldn’t find a single flaw with the situation I was in.

However, just in a year I realized that I was sick and tired of that job.

I didn’t feel motivated.

I didn’t see the future of going anywhere.

I didn’t find joy in what I was doing.

Each day I felt that I was wasting yet another day of my life.

At the same time I was teaching fitness classes 3 times a week after work. Every day after work I was exhausted but then when the time came for my class I felt that incredible rush of energy that carried me on the wings of excitement to the gym. I felt like a new person the minute I put on my exercise clothes and stepped into the gym.

That’s when I felt the true power of life passion.

I could teach 4-6 hours of fitness classes in a row and actually draw energy from what I was doing – helping people get healthier and feel better in their bodies.

Today I still stay true to my life passion though I’ve found more ways to grow it. I teach virtual Pilates classes, write about healthy living and work with several clients one-on-one. It’s the passion that not only feels good but also pays the bills (and trust me, there are a lo of them if you have 4 kids!)

Starting to live your passion can be scary especially if you have other responsibilities in life. And sometimes the best way to make that step is to find a person who can guide you and help you avoid most common pitfalls and obstacles.

Today I am talking (YES, for the first time a Video interview!) with Barrie Davenport (the best life passion coach that I know) about

  1. The first steps towards life passion.
  2. What keeps people from finding or even attempting to find life passion.
  3. How a REAL life coach (not a “voodoo” one) can help you transform your life.
  4. 3 actions that you can today to experience the rejuvenating effect of life passion.

After watching the video you can also win a free copy of the 52-Week Life Passion Project by Barrie Davenport.

3 Steps to Start Living Your Life with Passion

If you feel that you need an understanding and committed person by your side to help you start living your life with passion then take a look at Barrie’s Path to Passion course. Hands down, it’s the best program of its kind!

The Path to Passion CourseThe registration opens on August 12th but you can save $70 if you get on the waiting list today. You have nothing to lose as you will get valuable tips from Barrie before the course starts.

One of the things that keep people from living their passion is trying to find time for that passion in their lives. It’s easy to devote yourself to your dream if you don’t have bills to pays, kids to take care of or responsibilities to attend to. But everything changes when your life is already full and you feel that any extra drop will simply tip you over.

Smart Thoughts (4)

  1. Milissa says:

    One of the things that keeps me from living a passionate life is “guilt” about possibly leaving my career as a teacher. From the time I was 6 years old, I wanted to be a classroom teacher, and although I enjoy teaching, it’s not my passion anymore. I feel that I’ve “outgrown” my passion, yet I feel guilty about leaving a profession that is highly regarded and fairly “safe” (in terms of a salary and benefits). I know that I shouldn’t worry about what others would think of me if I were to leave teaching and pursue my passion (coaching entrepreneurs to align who they are on the inside with their businesses…ironic, huh?). Wow…major breakthrough happening right now. I need to pursue my passion FULLY in order to give my future clients permission to do the same. Wow! Okay, so I know that I absolutely NEED to commit to my own “passion work”, no matter how much of a stretch it might involve. I would LOVE to participate in this yearlong program. I believe that it would be a vital part of the journey I need to be on personally in order to pay it forward to the clients I will work with someday soon. Thanks for this great video and article!

    • Anastasiya says:

      Hi Milissa!
      Thank you for your comment! I feel that you have completed over 60% of your path to passion already! You know what you want to do and you know what you need to do in order to live your passion! Now you just need to create a practical step-by-step plan on how to live your passion full time.
      I think that Barrie can definitely help you go 100% of the way! And I’ll be happy to support you too! Let’s stay in touch over the email!

  2. Pamela says:

    I’ve been feeling “stuck” this last year after my second child went off to college and my husband and I have become “empty nesters”. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom and have loved this time with my kids, along with volunteering at school, church and in the community. Now I’m feeling overwhelmed with what to do with the next phase in my life. I am ABD with my PhD, but before staying at home I was burnt out from my job and career, so don’t feel that same passion for my field as I once had. I’d like to free-lance, but am not sure about how to go about it, particularly the business part of it and having to design a website…I think that’s where the fear and overwhelming feelings come into play. I enjoyed your interview video very much and would love to win a copy of the book! Thank you!

    • Anastasiya says:

      Hi Pamela!
      Thank you for your comment!
      I think that Barrie can definitely help you find the passion you are looking for because she’s been in the same situation that you are in right now. I think her book as well as her course can be a really good resource for you.
      And don’t be afraid about running a website, it’s really not that complicated. I will be happy to talk to you about setting up your website or even creating it for you (web design and web management is what I do besides running BalanceInMe and teaching Pilates classes.)