Why You’ll Never Find Your Passion

Crocuses are in full force right now, the weather is finally breaking here in New York City and — a brand new season of Game Of Thrones has just premiered!

Life is good, and I’m grateful.

But when I think back to my earlier self, I often had a hard time enjoying simple pleasures because so much of my mental and emotional energy was focused (umm, obsessed) with figuring out my life’s passion.

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In other words, I spent an extraordinary amount of energy trying to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do with my life.

After much self-torture, buckets of tears, loads of “tests” and hundreds of hours of research, I thankfully came to some useful realizations around this idea of finding one’s passion.

If you’ve ever struggled to find your passion in life, today’s episode of MarieTV was made for you.

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6 Reasons Customers Aren’t Buying From You

It’s been a doozy of a few days.

Over the weekend, Kuma took a really bad fall off a set of stairs. We were in an unfamiliar place to him and since it happened, I’ve been crazy stressed, nervous and scared.

We took him to the emergency vet, and I have faith that he’ll make a full recovery (thank goodness — no broken bones!) but if you’ve ever witnessed someone you love in a lot of physical pain, you know how helpless you can feel.

Send some healing prayers and good energy to the little guy if you can. He’ll take all the help he can get!

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Moving on to today’s episode . . .

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How to Move Ahead When “Everything Sucks”

Have you ever felt blindsided?

Like a situation appeared in your business or life that threw things into a tailspin and suddenly all of your options to move ahead seem, well…

Kinda sucky?

Not having the best situation, but seeing the best IN your situation is the key to happiness. Click To Tweet

Sooner or later, we all find ourselves in the midst of a challenging situation and can feel ill-equipped to move forward.

When the proverbial dookie hits the fan, many of us react in one of two ways. Either:

1. We freeze up and become unwilling to make any decision — hoping that somehow, someway, everything will “magically” take care of itself (which it rarely does).

Or:

2.  We make a series of rash decisions from a place of anger or fear, triggering even more seemingly sucky problems than we had in the first place.

Thankfully, there is a third option.

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How To Name Your Business: Should You Choose Your Name or Something Else?

“OMG… why can’t I figure this out!?! It should be such a simple decision, but it’s freaking killing me.”

That was me when I first started my business. The issue I was wrestling with: deciding what to name my business.

I couldn’t figure out whether I should name my business something catchy, descriptive and memorable, or name my business after myself.

Sweet mother of cookie dough! I circled around in this creative cul-de-sac for longer than I care to admit.

In my mind, this was big. Plus, it was holding me back from moving ahead on everything else.

After all, the name of my business informed what my website would be, my email, what logo I’d design, what I’d put on business cards, what my “legal” business would be, if people would remember me, if they’d take me seriously in the first place (or so I thought) and yada, yada, yada.

As a young and totally inexperienced entrepreneur, I investigated this sticky “how to name my business” issue from every angle I could think of.

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Burnt Out vs. Time for a Change

Imagine this . . .

You love what you do and you’re successful at it: making money, great clients, great team, etc. For years, you’ve worked your buns off to make this dream come to life.

But here’s the problem.

Something’s changed. You don’t feel excited about what you do anymore.

Most days, you feel kind of down and lost. And the truth is that you’ve been feeling this way for longer than you care to admit!

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar. -Helen Keller Click To Tweet

So what do you do?

And how can you tell the difference between normal burnout vs. a sign that it’s time for a big change in your career?

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