Category Archives: Follow Your Passion

When following your passion becomes toxic – part 2

In my earlier blog post I mentioned that in order to get unstuck and to make progress in our creative pursuits, we have to move through the fear of closing ourselves from other opportunities if we pursue a path.

We only have so much time in our given lifetime so we must make choices.

But it is so easy to get stuck because we don’t want to have to choose…to choose this job or that job, this class or that class, this business niche, this program or that program.

We want a guarantee that nothing will “go wrong” and that our choices will pan out in our highest favor. We want a guarantee that we are doing the right thing.

But the danger in trying to get a guarantee is Continue reading

The keys to following your true passion while still in a job

It is so easy to dig yourself into an emotional ditch when day after day you have to go to a job that doesn’t inspire you, or worse a job you dread, and spend your whole day there five days a week or more.

Even if you like your job and you genuinely like the people there, the longing to do what you love–to spend your time doing your art–the kind of work that energizes and inspires you, just grows ever stronger, and so does the discomfort in staying in the status quo.

How do you address this discomfort when it’s not practical to just up and leave your job to do what you love? (which also begs the question when is it ever practical to up and leave your job?) Continue reading