Friday, November 13, 2009

What does Passion have to do with your Fort Myers Business?

What do you imagine the world might be like if we always lived aligned with our passions? From my perspective and experience, people would be happier because they could make all their decisions based on what is right for them; attracting more of what they want in life. They could move into action toward their goals with ease and clarity about what is important to them. This clarity and focus could increase their success and their Joy Factor. Magic happens! Are you ready to have that type of magic appear in your Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Naples World?

The test is one that you cannot fail, one of the reasons it is so wonderful. It is also different in that we usually have to learn something first and then get tested on it. This experience is the opposite. Once you take the test, the learning begins.
The test I am referring to is The Passion Test. It is the basis of the best-selling book by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood. They were once married, now they are not – just best friends – but that is a whole other beautiful story.

Why is living with joy and passion important for you and your business? Here it is, plain and simple. When people are happy and living a life they love, they are more successful.When will you increase your Joy Factor and become wildly happy on a regular basis, enjoying increased success and truly loving the life you live? How about today?
Begin with these three simple tips that will connect you to your gut. You have heard the term listen to your gut? Here is another way to honor that statement.
1. Gain clarity on your passions.2. Use them as a compass3. Trust your direction
“When you are clear, what you want will show up in your life, and only to the extent you are clear.” Janet Bray Attwood
When you are fuzzy about what you want, then you get fuzzy results. Are you clear or fuzzy about what you want to create in your life? Is it aligned with your passions, your deepest desire? You may be saying, “I am not even sure what my passions are!” This is where The Passion Test comes in. Keep reading for details on how you can take The Passion Test. Gain the clarity that will support you in living the life you love. Even if you just have a very basic idea of what it is, spend time pondering what it would look like in your life if you were living it.
One of my passions is to be the Goddess of Joy! I know that when I am taking care of myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, spending time in nature and smiling often, that I am living in alignment with that passion. I put focus there and get to be the Goddess of Joy every day! I got clear on this passion and it has manifested in my life in a much stronger way. Once you gain clarity on your passions, you can use them to support you in making decisions. How many times have you come across an opportunity to do or have something in your life, but you could not make a decision? Once you get clear on what your passions are, you’ll use them as a compass to support you in making decisions.
One of my colleagues who took The Passion Test training with me, got very clear that one of her passions was to make a positive impact in the world through speaking. She wasn’t quite sure how she was going to do it with a full time job, yet she was certain that this was what would bring her the most fulfillment. About a week after she claimed that passion, her boss came to her and offered her an early retirement. Can you guess what she did? She used her passion for speaking as a compass to guide her decision. She chose in favor of her passions, even though she was second guessing how she was going to pay the bills. She has now started to build a career as a speaker and Passion Test facilitator. It is a lot easier to choose when you are clear on what brings you fulfillment.
As a Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Naples business owner, you come across decisions daily. What do you use as your compass? You can get a compass at a camping supply store, or you can find one in your heart. You choose. -Wendy Watkins, Passion Fruit