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Passion, Purpose and Path: Defined

Passion + Purpose = Your True Path
Passion + Purpose = Your True Path

To find your Passion, Purpose and Path in business, you have to define it in your life first.

After conducting my workshops or coaching sessions, I get this sensation way deep inside that just makes me want to smile all day.  It’s the feeling you get when you are doing something that you love.  It’s the feeling you get when someone benefits from what you love doing.  And lastly, it’s the feeling you get when you know…it just feels right at this moment.

That is what defining your passion, purpose and path is all about. That is branding from the inside out.

Let me explain.

Passion: The attitude and inspiration to fulfill your calling, the exact thing that is calling you to do right now in this season of your life.

Your passion is your short term goal.

Entrepreneurs have many passions, and I am sure you are not the exception.  You have so many ideas we just want to explode.

The problem is that you want to work on all of them at once, or you start one project and move on to the next without finishing the first.

In order to be successful while pursuing your passion, it will take intense focus on one project.

To accomplish this without becoming a scatterbrain you need to identify your true passion and not mix it up with a current hobby or something that you just want to learn and scratch off our bucket list.

Hint – Your passions are what make you happy.  Not someone else.

Take these steps to help guide you into finding your true passion(s).

  1. Write down all of your “passions.”
  2. Now number in the order of how deeply you feel about it with 1 being your deepest and 10 being not so deep.
  3. Cross out anything on your list that is not in alignment with what you want to accomplish.  What do you feel most comfortable doing?  What feels right to you? What do other people say that you are so good at?
  4. Identify all of the skills that you have for each passion that is left on the list.
  5. Think about what it will take to master, or fine tune the skills or natural gifts you have to pursue your passion.  Write down those goals to get it done.

You will be surprised.  Some may think that they cannot combine all of their talents, skills and passions into one business.

But I assure you, your smaller passions may not be at the forefront, but they will be there in one way or another.

There are some passions that are completely different, you may have to develop a whole new entity for it.  But, first focus on one at a time and complete it. Narrowing down on your passion will determine how effective you are in closing the sale.  Your perfect client should feel what you feel.


Purpose: Foundation – Defining your role, the character you play in life, and the meaning for your existence.   Your purpose anchors your passion.  It is what gives you the drive to pursue your passion.

It may be to teach, to inspire, to help or to motivate others.   It is what makes others feel happy.  And in turn gives you a deeper sensation within.  When you add your purpose to what you are deeply passionate about, you have the drive to make a difference in others’ lives.

Hint – Your purpose is what YOU DO TO make others happy…and The DEEP TINGLY FEELING YOU GET INSIDE WHEN YOU DO. TWEET THIS

Example: Jewelry Making (passion) + To Inspire (purpose) =

Inspiring single moms to feel good about themselves through the art of making jewelry.

Example: Health and Wellness (passion) + To teach and empower (purpose) =

Teaching women who want a weight loss program about the importance of healthy eating to live a healthy life and empower them to accept themselves just the way they are.

Path: Your calling is the path you choose to fulfill your life’s purpose.  This is your long term goal.

You may think that each experience in your life takes you where you are supposed to be now.  To further add, it’s also the decisions that you make in life that puts you where you are right now. It’s the path that you chose to take.  It is not always easy to make the right decisions in life.  However, if you follow your heart and know that when it does not feel right, then it is not in alignment with your true life path.

So if  you look at our long term goal of happiness, health, success or prosperity (each of these goals mean something different to each of us), then map out a path – long term goal – it will take us to where we truly want to be.

What do you need or want to do to get to your end goal?

How can you use your natural gifts to make an income?


Example Money Map: Jewelry Making Business – To reach my goal of making $100,000 a year I need to:

  1. Make and sell 20 pieces of jewelry a week ($)
  2. Teach 3 jewelry making classes a week to encourage single moms become confident and stylish. ($$)
  3. Coach single mothers on how to make and sell their own jewelry so they may become financial free. ($$$)

Example Money Map: Health Coach Business – To reach my goal of making $100,000 a year I need to:

  1. Coach 5 women on the weight loss program per month ($)
  2. Teach 2 workshops a week on how to maintain a healthier and sexier you. ($$)
  3. Write a virtual program to sell online for those who are too busy to get out. ($$$)


Stay in alignment with your WHY, purpose and passion, then your true PATH will be laid out for you.  You just have to be PRESENT to see it.

 It’s easy to make a buck, it’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw TWEET THIS


Is your business in alignment with your passion and purpose? If not, please tell us how you plan to change it.  Take a few moments to think about it. Tell us in the comment section below.


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