How to Find Your Purpose When You Have Many Passions
Do you feel like you have so many interests it’s hard to figure out the right path for you?
If so, you’re not alone!
For years I was confused about my path– plagued by questions around what I should do.
I tried so many different things and nothing seemed to feel just right.
I spent a lot of time asking questions and researching and stumbled on a book that would forever change how I thought about things.
In Barbara Sher's book Refuse To Choose she explained the concept ‘scanning’ much like how bees pollinate flowers. She described how not all bees take the same amount of time with each flower. Each one has a different payoff that is unique to them.
Just like bees, we all have different payoffs. For some it might be trying something. For others it might be mastering a skill. Or, sometimes you may feel complete just thinking about things.
I dove in more deeply and stumbled upon Emilie Wapnick who uses the term “multi-potentialite” to describe people with many interests and creative pursuits.
Rather than seeing it as a lack of ability to focus, Emilie shows how these types of people are in fact highly intelligent because we “display aptitudes across multiple disciplines.”
I hope this frees you as much as it freed me way back in 2013!
So what does all of this mean?
If you're like me and you love doing many things, that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you. In fact, it’s incredible!
If you have a hard time focusing or you just can’t seem to find that one thing, let me tell you, you're not weird! You’re actually highly intelligent. You process things differently than others. You get your pay off and then you move on.
I’m betting that deep down you know life is short and want to experience as much as possible during this wild ride. This is a friendly reminder that it’s MORE THAN okay to be this way. I truly see it as a gift. You and all of your interests are a gift.
I’ve lived my whole life interested in zillions of things. Trust me when I say it all comes in handy.
You can follow each and every one of your passions. It might take some focus (which can be challenging), but I am here to tell you it IS possible!
I’ve experienced the eye-rolls and the annoyance of family and friends who are hoping & praying that I’ll find my thing.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t find my thing. The truth is I’ve been creating my thing all along. With Joy and Freedom as my guides. Doesn’t that sound f*cking magical? It is! And YOU ARE!!
If you wonder if you’ll ever get your shit together, I’m calling you out. You will get your shit together the minute you’re ready to. You might need support, but you will do it. Nothing will stop you from making your imprint on the world once you decide to place your attention on the right thing. Psssst! That right thing is what feels good for YOU!
Your JOY is what ties everything together. Think of it like you are the soil and everything else is the garden.
It’s time to zoom out and identify the brilliance that is you, and your uniqueness. Start sharing that with the world more fully. You don’t need to play by the rules. Be fully you. That’s the only rule that matters.
So you go and water all of those seeds! You don’t need to know how long they will last. Know that it’s okay if they only last one season. Because no matter what, it will enrich the soil.
From someone who carved out her own path from teaching english, hairstyling, psychology assisting, brand designing, photographing and coaching…I promise you it all comes together like an enchanted garden.
I’m using everyhing I’ve learned to serve others in the most fun and unique ways as a Joy Coach, Author, Speaker and Teacher. It’s a magical path that I created by using Joy as my compass.
And now I’m teaching others how to do the same.
I can’t wait to hear how things unfold for you once you give yourself permission to follow your heart…
PS-If you want a coach in your corner to cheer you on and hold you accountable while you Joyfully explore the things you love, book free call with me. Let's talk about your dreams...
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