Have you ever done business with someone so passionate about what it is they were doing that it made you excited too—even if it required you to make some not-so-easy changes in your life? Maybe it was a particular banker who managed to get you pumped about saving or investing your money when just years earlier you were up to your eyeballs in debt. Or perhaps it was a chef you met who inspired you so much that you decided to go outside your comfort zone and purchase new kitchen gadgets and start experimenting with different foods and spices.
It’s All About Passion
No doubt, that’s the kind of person who excels in her career and does amazing things. Why? Because, as Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter shares on Psychology Today, passion is the one thing that drives high-achieving people to go beyond the boundaries where most others decide to stop. It is both the fuel and the fire which pushes you to go as far as you can go. It also makes you a great teacher, because “passion requires fuel to grow and one of the best ways to get that fuel is to share it with others.”
For example, if you have a passion for helping others and a love for holistic health, that puts you in a fantastic position to become a top-notch and in-demand health coach. Your hunger for the topic will keep you striving to always learn more and your desire to help others will enable you to apply what you’ve learned and truly effect some change in the world… just like Jil Larsen has.
In a recent post on the Intent Blog, the writer shares the story of Jil, a woman who was diagnosed with a skin disease that caused her to develop brown spots. Trying to understand more about this particular disorder, she began researching and found that she wasn’t getting enough nutrients, even though she was eating more than her share of food.
As a result, Jil started focusing on healthy eating and juicing, and she was thankfully able to reverse her disorder. This inspired her to want to take her passion even further and help others, so she became a certified health coach after studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She even opened her own health food business called Magic Mix Juicery. Now she helps keep people in New York’s Financial District healthy by providing a variety of healthy options. These include juices, smoothies, food, and snacks designed to detoxify, hydrate, or simply supply the body with essential nutrients.
Making It Work for You
Like Jil, you too can take your passion for holistic health and helping others and turn it into a career that not only helps you fill your bank account, but also fills your heart and soul. After all, when you do things that make you feel good about yourself, that is when you’re living a life that feels less like work and more like purpose. A life that satisfies you right down to the core.
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