In the video above I present a ‘Big Idea’ that fascinates me: how do you know what to do with your life?
In the video I explain:
Why passion is important-
- Because having a purpose will help you get more done
- Because when we find what we are naturally good at, things come easily to us
- Because it gives you the chance to feel free and that you are making your own choices
How to find your passion-
A thought experiment- if you had all the money in the world
What do other people say you are good at?
What can you actually test?
I then end with some tips that will help make sure that you are the very best you can be!
I hope you find what I have to say thought-provoking. The really important thing though is that you have to apply everything to yourself and your situation right now.
It has taken me a long time to decide what I want to do with my life and it has involved a lot of searching.
I have, among other things:
- helped run a teaching programme in Romania on a voluntary basis
- spent two years teaching in Japan
- decided to go back to university, because I missed studying, and wanted to get a Masters from my hometown university
- was an intern for two British Members of Parliament
- was a private tutor
- worked at two charities
- became a freelancer
- set up The Influence Expert
Although some of these roles are quite different from each other, when I look back I can see a lot of ‘golden threads’ running through them. I particularly enjoy helping other people to be the best they can be and make the most out of life, while improving my own skills in the process. In that way, helping Japanese schoolchildren learn English, helping the MPs’ constituents with their problems and supporting the sometimes vulnerable people using charity services seem part of a continuum in my working life.
If you look back at your own story, it is likely that you will also have lots of things that tie together and hopefully you feel that you are heading along the right path. If you are, congratulations and good luck. If you aren’t, hopefully this article will help a little.