"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
- Steve Jobs
Last week I was hanging out with a friend who told me that he was working 90 hours a week. I thought to myself, 'I never want to do that.' Reflecting on this further, I realized I probably do work that much, but it doesn't feel like work.
Pursuing my passions through running my business may be what I do for work, but it is also what I do for fun. It is my life's mission and purpose and the majority of the time it doesn't feel like work. When you do what you love, work and life tend to blend together.
This past weekend, I technically 'worked' all day on Sunday leading a transformative retreatfor a group of amazing humans in LA. Sure, it was a long day and it took months to plan but I got to do what lights me up and best of all, pass that light on to others.
How do you #dowhatyoulove anyways?
Pursuing your passions takes focused intention and laser clarity in order to bring what you want into reality.
There will likely be a lot of naysayers (that's just how it is), and you may have to start it as a side hustle, but as long as you stay focused on the pursuit of your dreams, it will all be worth it in the end.
Start by making a list of everything that excites you.
Notice when you are performing a task if it is something that excites you or drains you.
Think about what people regularly compliment you on or tell you that you are good at.
Think about something that you do that feels effortless and easy and where time seems to stand still.
Lost on what to do next?
One of the things that I get to do in the work that I love is coach people looking to get clear on their passions and support them in creating an action plan to make it happen.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.