Are you dreams fueled by passion or hobby?

Having a passion for something is way different than liking to do something in your spare time (hobby).  Knowing the difference in the two can be the difference in understanding your WHY and also understanding why you may not be successful at chasing what you think is your dream.  Let’s break down the difference between your passion and your hobby(s) and get you on the right track.

Understanding:

A hobby is an activity that you do regularly usually during your leisure time.  These are things that you “like” to do.  They can also be relaxing to your mind so you may do them as a way to escape the real world.  A great example of a hobby is, liking to shop.  You may love to shop for yourself in your leisure time but what if you had to do it for other people, for a living?  Would you get the same pleasure out of it?

Now let’s get to know passion.  Passion is something that you can’t control it’s like a burning desire to do something and the feeling won’t go away until you’ve fulfilled that burning desire. The definition of passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion.  If your passion was shopping, you would have a desire to shop and would enjoy doing it all of the time even for other people and even if you weren’t getting paid to do it.

To make it even clearer, a hobby is something that you “like” to and passion is something that you have a “desire” to do.

Why is this important?

You may be asking yourself, why the elementary lesson on hobby vs. passion, right?  Give me time, I’m taking you somewhere really important.

You see, I’ve noticed that there are several people wasting time and energy chasing hobbies and trying to make them into passions.  The problem here is that the “like” for hobbies quickly fades when it becomes something that is no longer fun to do.  So many people are trying to create businesses fueled by their “like” for a hobby and then they’re confused when it doesn’t work out.  It’s because they’re trying to force a square peg into a round hole and it was never meant to fit.

I’ve also been guilty of this.  I’ve had so many false starts I can’t name them all.  I “like’ makeup so I tried my hand at being a makeup consultant and selling Avon, that was a fail.  I got tired of chasing people to deliver their products and also spending all of the money I did make on personal products.   Can we say FAIL.

What about that time I decided I was going to sell natural virgin human hair?  Don’t get me wrong, I love hair just like the next chick; however, the fact that I regularly rock my naturally curly fro and know little to nothing about good weave didn’t set me up for success.  Needless to say, that was a FAIL.

I remember this one time, I found this site where I could sign up to sell accessories with little to no start-up cost.  I LOVE accessories but that love quickly faded when I realized that my dreams of being the accessory queen were going to take more than me creating a few Instagram post in order to make a sale.  Epic FAIL.

The common denominator in all of my shots in the dark is that they were all things that just “liked” to do. I had no passion for any of them.  I like makeup but I don’t see myself being the makeup artist of the year or creating a cosmetics line.   I don’t know enough about bundles to be a weaveologist and clearly, the effort was not there for me to become the next accessory mogul.

If you’re not passionate about your dreams, they’re not your dreams.  I know this to be 1000% true as you can see from my many failed attempts.

If you’re not passionate about your dreams, they’re not your dreams.

 

When I decided to step out of my comfort zone and chase my dreams of helping others dreams come true 1 person at a time, I had no choice.  There is this burning desire deep inside of me that forces me to think about business ALL OF THE TIME.  It forces me to work when I’m really tired and just want to catch some beauty rest.  It causes me to feel guilty when I’m not pushing myself hard enough or putting in more of my time to accomplish my goals.  It gives me the push through that I need when times get tough.  It helps me figure out how to juggle being a wife and mom all while working towards accomplishing my business goals.  My passion keeps me up at night thinking about ways to improve my skills and services.  I’m constantly thinking of ways to grow my business or thinking of how to create value for my clients.  It gives me the motivation to keep working even when it feels like no one is noticing.  This passion is something I can’t easily get rid of and it fuels me.   It gives me the drive I need to keep going.

When you have a vision and a dream, it’s going to take more than a “like” to push you through the hard times.  Don’t get caught up in how glamorous some of these chicks make it look on social media.  Trust me, it’s not always glamorous, hell it’s not glamorous most of the time.   Once the “like” wears off and you realize how much work it’s going to take for you to make your dream a reality, it’s going to take love and passion to push you to the next level.  Think of it like a marriage, once the honey moon phase is over, that’s when the real work kicks in.

Be prepared for the reality of what it will take to accomplish your goals and make your dream your reality.  Know that it’s going to take some strong push through muscles and perseverance to get you through the tough times.  There will be times when you will think about walking away and throwing your hands up.  Those are the times you will need your passion to make you go harder.

If you’re building your dreams off of “like”, let it go so that you can find that thing that you love.  That thing that you would do even if no one paid you.  That thing that burns deep in your belly and you can’t shake it.  That is what you will need to successfully make your dreams a reality.

I hope that you’ve found your passion in life and if not, don’t worry, it will find you when the time is right.

Sincerely, Your friend in your head and real life too,

Life Strategist KG♥

 

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5 Myths About Goal Planning That’s Keeping You From Growing

A limiting mindset can thwart a great goal but there are other things that could be keeping you stagnant.  In order to be a successful goal getter, you must first believe wholeheartedly that you can achieve the goals you set for yourself and then put foot to pavement and go get your goals. If you’re stuck, you may want to make sure that the 5 myths below are not holding you back.

Myth #1:  Be Realistic About Your Goals.

Wrong!  You are only limited by your beliefs in yourself and your abilities.  The saying the sky is the limit can be as true as you believe it to be.  Don’t limit yourself.  Be unrealistic, be bold and be radical about your goals.  If your goal is to be the first person to walk on the moon wearing high heels while sipping wine, go for it.  Don’t let anyone tell you that your goal is impossible not even yourself.  You can truly do whatever it is you first put your mind to and then follow it up with action.

“You can’t tell big dreams to small minded people. ~Steve Harvey”

Myth #2: Failure means the end of the road for your dream.

I’m glad Bill Gates didn’t let this thinking deter him, especially when his first startup, Traf-O-Data failed.  Bill didn’t take that failure as a sign to hang it up and move on.  He took that failure as a sign to try again and take what he learned the first time around to be more successful the second time.  That thinking is what led him and his partner, Paul Allen, to create Microsoft.  Don’t let failure or delay keep you from accomplishing your goals and living your dreams.  Delay does not equal denial.  Keep pushing, keep planning, keep working most and importantly keep goaling.

Myth #3: You don’t need to be specific about your goals, summarize.

How do you expect to be successful if you don’t even know what that success looks like?  Or how you’re going to get there?  How? How?

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Since you haven’t answered I’ll do it for you, YOU WON’T! Get specific about your goals.  Write down EXACTLY what you want and be detailed.  Write down what it will look like, feel like, smell like, etc.  You have to specify exactly what your goal is and why its important that you accomplish it.  How will it make your life different? What steps, changes, and/or actions do you need to take to make it happen? Being specific will help you have clarity about what you want.

Myth #4: Setting goals doesn’t work,  just wing it.

First of all, who raised you?  If you fall into this category of thinking, punch yourself in your throat…go ahead…I’ll wait.  Really, who raised you? I’m just serious.

Seriously, don’t let this be you…please!  We’ve all heard the saying” if you fail to plan then you plan to fail” and if you haven’t before today…you’re welcome.

Just winging it will have you just going through life without a clue as to where you’re going or why you’re headed there.  Just winging it will have you helping somebody else live their dreams while you’re just surviving.  Just winging it will have you looking in the mirror at 50 trying to figure out what happened to all of those hopes and dreams you had at 20, 30 or 40.  If you want to experience extraordinary growth, life and success, get extra motivated to set goals so that you have a road map on those extraordinary things that are going to happen in your life.  Even if it doesn’t go exactly as planned, you’ll still get to your destination with a map.

Myth #5: You don’t have to write your goals down, just keep it all in your head, you got this.

#POW That was from me to you because if you think you won’t need to write your goals down, you need a pow, pow upside your head.  Please!  Please! WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN! Be intentional about your goals and the first action step is to start writing.  No excuses, just do it.  I don’t care if you write chicken scratch, you’re the one who will be reading it and you should be able to read your chicken scratch.   You need to be able to have your goals visible to you and also be able to reference and check off the action steps and ultimately your completed goal.  Seeing all of the steps you’ve completed not only gives you a visual of your accomplishments but it also sparks the motivation you need to keep pushing when times get hard.

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Did any of these myths sound familiar to you?  Have you been letting any of these beliefs hold you back?  If so, it’s okay.  There’s no better time to start new thinking like the present.  Now that you know that these are myths, do different.  Believe in yourself and your goals.  Don’t limit yourself to only dream up to the ceiling, dream beyond the sky.  Be specific about your goals and your dreams.  Be so specific that you can taste, touch it, see it.  Don’t be discouraged if you’re not an overnight success.  Lastly and most importantly, WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN!

Get your Goaling Journal so that you can write the vision and make it plain!  Get your KG says “Goaling” journal.

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