How to Discover Your True Passion

So, you’re a super freaking genius, right?

You’ve come up with the most amazing idea to make millions and help people along the way.

The passion you have about it is insane!

The thing is… you’ve had nine or ten different ideas that you so passionately cared about already.

This was me. At like 24.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a writer. But for some reason, each outlandish idea that erupted in my brain, I dove into head first and expected everyone around me to dive with me!

After the first two grand was wasted, people started with the fake smiles. e. No one cared about these “ambitions” and “callings” that I had. Around my 26th birthday, I kind of realized that being a jack of all trades sucked.

If any of the following 9 reasons fit you in any way, well, that means you are who I was about 6 years ago.

  1. You struggle to get people to take you seriously. Last month you were selling coffee proclaiming riches. This month, you’re starting a restaurant. Four months previously, you had a phone repair business. Go figure.
  1. There are many professional licenses on your resume, yet you don’t hold a job. You have real estate training, a series 7 license, a cosmetology certificate, a Master’s degree, and…. You haven’t found your calling, you say…
  1. It’s like you have a book of pre-made excuses memorized whenever people ask you about last month’s “thing.”
  1. You are really into success stories. You get motivated by them, but you have absolutely no desire to get into the story behind the success.
  1. If success does not happen immediately, you “charge the experience to the game,” and you’re on to another meaningless venture.
  1. You actually brag about being a jack of all trades, and a master at none.
  1. Your bank account reflects the countless hundreds and maybe thousands that have been invested into “schooling,” and “business opportunities,” that shortly thereafter, you determined were not a good fit.
  1. You are the QUEEN of multi-level marketing. There is not a product that you haven’t tried to sell, or an opportunity meeting where you have been in the front row. FRONT and CENTER.
  1. Reading this has convinced you so much that you’re freaking pissed at the person who wrote it!

Take a lesson from me. NO ONE is going to take you seriously for a while.

The good news is all hope is not lost. You’re not the scattered brained loser that everyone is making you out to be.

You’re going to have to take a break. By a break, I mean these wonderful “ideas” that you never stick with, put a lid on them. Not forever but just until you come to grips with what your TRUE passion is.

To find out that true passion, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What do you think about more than anything else? What was your mind focused on right before reading this?
  2. Does anything make you cry? What sparks the most emotion in you?
  3. Answer this question: I was the happiest when___________________________

“But, OMG Lisa, this is pointless, how can answering these questions help me?”

My answer: Do you want to stay in a bottomless rut or not?

Here’s why: Answering these questions will help you zero in on what drives you. No matter what drives you, be it your kids, the stars in the sky, or your damn OCD, you can utilize it to fuel your business, and just maybe help a few people along the way.

Thus, your first step to actually mastering something, and not flailing around like a piece of dust in the wind! The rest will follow.

Are you a jack of all trades and a master of none? Can't figure out what you're truly passionate? This woman offers advice on how to do just that.

Lisa Crump
Mother of Airen Kennedy and Journey Leigh, Lisa is a poet, published book author, and freelance writer. Currently, she is working on her newest book, a collection of poems entitled, “I Write The Journey”. She lives by her favorite quote, “I am my problem, but I am also my solution”. You can find her hanging out in Midtown Memphis, curled up with her favorite book at your local Starbucks, or taking walks along the banks the Mississippi River as she still continues to write her journey.
Lisa Crump

Lisa Crump

Mother of Airen Kennedy and Journey Leigh, Lisa is a poet, published book author, and freelance writer. Currently, she is working on her newest book, a collection of poems entitled, “I Write The Journey”. She lives by her favorite quote, “I am my problem, but I am also my solution”. You can find her hanging out in Midtown Memphis, curled up with her favorite book at your local Starbucks, or taking walks along the banks the Mississippi River as she still continues to write her journey.