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Stop Searching For Your Passion: Terri Trespicio

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I would consider my friend and mentor, Terri Trespicio, a media maven and branding guru who has an incredible intuitive approach to personal branding. She’s also a writer and stand-up comedian who suffers from the same doubts in creativity we all do. Her recent TED, Stop Searching For Your Passion, has garnered over 1.3 million hits and counting. In our... Read More

Orchestrate Your Passion

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I read Steven Kotler’s Rise of Superman a couple years ago now, so this Shot of Awe with Jason Silva dissecting Kotler on passion caught my attention. The discussion on passion has been interesting lately. A couple days ago I posted an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert where she is continually course correcting her language NOT to include this illusive quest... Read More

Be Among Those Who Dare To Dare

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I like my brain too much to ever step into a ring, but I definitely feel the lure. There is something primal about fighting, something so satisfying about sparring or hitting a bag. I took and taught kickboxing for years, with zero intention to ever put my pretty teeth at risk;) I should add, I can barely watch a fight... Read More

The Passion Police: You have no right to remain bored

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Still one of the most consistent questions I get in my practice is: Can you help me find my passion? “Find my passion” is such a misnomer. We don’t ever find passion as if it were ever lost, instead, we evolve into it. The other misconception is that we’ll finally be motivated once we figure it out. Yet, if we... Read More

Are You Jealous?

When I saw Glennon Doyle Melton in NYC just a few months ago, she said something I had never quite put my finger on: “Envy is a terrific guide to passion.” It’s so true. I’ve never been jealous of a dentist, or an emergency room doctor, or even a high profile finance gal. Not ever. Sitting in the audience watching... Read More

The Gift of Your Music

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“Don’t die with your music still in you,” was one of the late Wayne Dyer’s favorite quotes. I’m almost certain he said it in every one of his lectures. It was a quote that troubled me for several years when I first heard it, back in early 2008: “But what’s my music?!” I knew I had gifts to give to... Read More