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April 27, 2023

10 Ways I Stay Passionate About the Work I Am Doing

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10 Ways I Stay Passionate About the Work I Am Doing

As a multi-passionate entrepreneur who has built multiple businesses over the years, I know all too well how easy it can be to feel burnt out and lose your passion for your work. It’s not uncommon to find yourself feeling unmotivated or uninspired, no matter how much you love what you do. But I’ve discovered that there are simple steps you can take to reignite that spark and get reengaged with your work! 

At its core, it’s all about reminding yourself why you care about what you do, how it helps others and what you love about it. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my top tips for staying passionate about your work, even when it feels like you’re in a slump. 

So whether you’re an entrepreneur or just someone looking to find more fulfillment in your career, keep reading to discover the strategies that have helped me get back on track and reignite my passion – and will hopefully keep you passionate about yours!

Listen To Podcasts about it

Let me tell you, podcasts are my secret weapon for staying pumped and motivated! When I tune in to podcasts that talk about the stuff I’m passionate about or interested in, it just lights a fire under me to keep pushing forward. What really gets me going is hearing other people’s stories about their journeys towards success. It’s so inspiring to learn that even the most successful folks out there have had to deal with setbacks and challenges like health issues, money troubles, and technical difficulties. But what sets them apart is that they never gave up! It’s like they all had this inner voice that kept telling them to keep going and doing the next right thing. 

Listening to their stories reminds me that I can do the same! It’s also cool to listen to people talk about the same things I’m passionate about. It’s like having a conversation with myself! I get to explore what drives me and keeps me motivated to keep doing what I love. Honestly, podcasts have been a game-changer for me, keeping me pumped, inspired, and focused on achieving my goals!

Speaking About My Work And My Why

There’s nothing that gets me more hyped about my work than having the chance to chat about it with someone! Seriously, it’s like a jolt of electricity that shoots through me and re-energizes my passion for what I do! Explaining why I created my work and why it’s important to me and others is key to staying motivated. When I take the time to share my journey with someone else, it’s like I get to step outside my own head and remember why I’m doing this in the first place.

Plus, sharing with someone who’s supportive and uplifting is crucial! The last thing you need is someone raining on your parade and trying to tear down your vision. No way! You need someone who’s cheering you on and pushing you to keep going. So, if you’re feeling a little burnt out or disconnected from your work, grab a friend and start sharing about it! You’ll be amazed at how much it can re-ignite your passion and focus!

Take Breaks

You know what’s truly key to staying passionate about my work? Something counterintuitive – getting away from it and taking breaks! Believe me, I’ve been there, wanting to sit at my computer all day, cranking out work and ignoring the world around me. But then I realized something: when I did that, I became disinterested in my work, started questioning everything I was doing, and eventually burned out. Not good, right? So, I learned that I need to take breaks throughout the day to recharge and take care of myself. Even though it’s tough to step away from something you’re passionate about, research actually shows that taking breaks helps boost productivity. Whenever I feel like I’m addicted to my work, I remind myself that taking a break is actually more productive in the long run.  It doesn’t have to be a long break, just a few minutes every hour to step outside and get some air and movement – I promise it will be worth it!

Talk To The Person You Are Helping

One of the things I do that always reignites my passion for my work is connecting with the people I’m trying to help. Talking to them and understanding why they need what I’m creating gets me pumped up about making it happen for them and anyone else who could benefit! It’s like a mental shift from being stuck in my own head to really seeing things from their perspective. And let me tell you, it’s amazing how much inspiration I get from those conversations! I come up with even more ideas on how to improve what I’m doing and make an even bigger impact. It’s like a cycle of positivity that keeps me re-engaged and excited about the difference my work can make!

Talk To Others In The Same Space

Talking with other people doing similar work or on a similar mission has been a total game-changer for me! It’s not only a way to learn, share and grow, but also a great way to stay inspired and motivated to keep creating new things! 

I don’t know about you, but when I’m connecting with others who are passionate about the same things I am, I just light up! It helps me feel connected and like I’m part of something bigger and more meaningful than just my work and mission, which keeps me inspired and motivated to keep going and trying to help move things forward and make a difference in my own way!

Remind Myself Of my Overall Goals & Dreams

It’s easy to feel stuck and burned out when we’re constantly working on day-to-day tasks that may not be our favorite. That’s why I like to take a step back and remind myself of the bigger picture – what was my overall goal and dream for this project or task?

For example, when I’m editing a podcast and it starts to feel like a never-ending task, I remind myself of my ultimate goal: to help others through this podcast. Knowing that people are waiting for the next episode and that it can make a difference in their lives motivates me to keep going, even when the editing process gets tough.

Focusing on the bigger picture helps me regain my passion and enthusiasm for the work, even if it means dealing with the less exciting parts of the job. After all, at the end of the day, it’s all about achieving that bigger goal and making a positive impact!

Shift What You Are Working On

Having a to-do list is great for staying organized and focused, but sometimes we end up with tasks that don’t exactly light a fire under us. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut, staring at the list and not getting anything done. I’ve found that it’s more effective to start with something on the list that I know I’ll enjoy doing or that I feel motivated to tackle. This gets the ball rolling and helps me make progress on the other tasks that I may not be as excited about.

If there’s a particular task that I’m dreading, I try to get it out of the way first thing so that it’s not hanging over my head all day. But if I find myself just staring at the page and not making any headway, I know it’s time to shift gears and focus on something else. The momentum from checking off a few easier tasks can often help me power through the tougher ones later on.

At the end of the day, it’s all about finding what works best for you and reflecting on what will help you be most productive. Sometimes a little bit of flexibility and creativity in your approach can make all the difference!

Talk To A Mentor

When it comes to staying passionate about your work, seeking guidance from a mentor who is in the same field as you can be a really helpful – because they have been there and they get it! Mentors are valuable resources because they’ve likely gone through similar experiences and can offer insights that others might not be able to. I’ve personally found that speaking with a mentor about their own struggles and how they overcame them, as well as any tips or tricks they have, has been instrumental in reigniting my passion for what I’m doing. It’s inspiring to see where they are now and know that’s where you want to be in the future. So, if you’re feeling like you’re losing your spark, I highly recommend reaching out to a mentor and learning from their experiences. It can make all the difference!

Learn Something New

Learning something new about what you’re passionate about can be a great way to stay motivated and inspired in your work! Think about it – when you discover something new about your field or interest, it can open up a whole new world of possibilities and ideas! This can be so energizing and can give you a fresh perspective on your work! Plus, as you gain more knowledge and expertise, you’ll be better equipped to tackle new challenges and overcome obstacles in your work! 

Whether you’re taking a course, attending a workshop or conference, or simply reading up on the latest developments in your field, actively seeking out new information can help you stay engaged and passionate about your work!

Give Back

When you see how your work can make a difference in someone else’s life, it can be incredibly motivating and inspiring! So using your skills and expertise to help others can give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment that can be hard to find elsewhere. 

Whether it’s volunteering your time to a cause you’re passionate about, mentoring someone who is just starting out in your field, or finding ways to use your skills to help those around you, there are many ways to give back and make a positive impact that will keep you engaged and passionate about your work and more importantly, why you do it.

Pick Your Passion Back Up

Remember, it’s perfectly normal to feel burnt out or uninspired at work from time to time. But there are plenty of ways to get your groove back and stay passionate about what you do! Give some of these tips a try and see how they work for you. I’m confident that they’ll help you rediscover the excitement and drive that makes you love what you do!

If you have any other tips or tricks on ways you stay inspired and passionate about your work, please share in the comments below! Let’s keep this conversation going and help each other stay passionate and engaged in our work!

 

xx I love you, I mean it 

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How did I get here? Well, after getting really sick in my early 20’s and spending years fighting for my life, I realized I not only was fighting to live, but to live a life I truly loved! 

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