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List the jobs or tasks that you absolutely loathe. Once you have eliminated these options, your true passion may become more clear.
Ask this question: who do I envy the most due to the work they do? List multiple individuals, then look at the work they do, and try those things. You might find your passion from that list.
According to Oliver Emberton, if you fuse your mediocre skills together, you'll find your passion.
Emberton argues that the most successful people "are a fusion of skills, often not even exceptional skills, but they’ve made their fusion exceptional."
Imagine yourself getting up early, jumping out of bed, excited about going to work. You get dressed quickly, full of enthusiasm about your day. You take those first steps out of your bedroom.
Now work out where you are going and what kind of job follows on from that feeling of anticipation.
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Make sure that you’re actually good at what you do.
Ask yourself if you’re willing to put in the hard work and if there is a market for you to tap into. Even if it’s just t...
Let’s say that your passion is playing the guitar. What void can you fill in that marketplace? For example, if you can repair guitars and realize that there isn’t a repair shop anywhere else around, that could be a business opportunity.
You also need to ask yourself how you can make the industry better.
Think of all the various ways that you can actually make money off your passion. This may include:
Everyday leadership begins with a passion and a mission. Ask yourself: “What am I passionate about? How can I turn that passion into a mission?”
Once you identify your pass...
Try listening more than you speak. Listen to experts and fellow enthusiasts, including those with whom you disagree. Absorb their perspectives, insights, and experiences.
From listening to others, we can gather valuable insights from both their successes and their failings.
But remember that using your voice as an everyday leader comes with a responsibility.
When sharing your opinion—in-person or via social media—be clear, be concise, and be constructive. That is the best way to be heard.