3 Ways to Indulge Your Multiple Passions

3 Ways to Indulge Your Multiple Passions

It’s one thing to identify that you’re a multi-passionate person, but quite another to find a way to live a fulfilling life.

One of the pitfalls facing multi-passionate people is that regardless of how great their job is, and no matter how many hobbies they have, they still crave more and feel like they’re not doing enough for at least one of their passions.

Here are some ideas to consider if you want to indulge your passions in more creative ways.

1. Teach or tutor

If there is something that you’re good at and you love doing, why not share that passion with others?

It could be at a night school where you run a weekly paid class, or you could teach privately at your home. Even online teaching is a possibility for many disciplines, opening you up to clients all over the world!

If you’re feeling philanthropic then find a school, orphanage or youth group that you could contribute your time to.

2. Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, share your passion, and get a bit of a feel-good factor going.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to volunteering, but here are some ideas to add to the one above:

  • If you have an interest in old coins/books/antiques/vinyl etc. volunteer as a specialist valuator at a local charity shop to make sure they’re getting the most out of their donations
  • If you thrive at organising events, get involved with something going on locally
  • If you speak another language, offer to do some translations for a group you support
  • See if your local church/youth group/sports club could use some help from someone with your specialist skills

Once you start to look, you’ll probably find all kinds of ways to put your passions to good use. Find something that works with your current schedule, so that once you’ve made a commitment you’ll be able to stick with it for a while.

Volunteering might not be without its frustrations at times, but if you persevere you’ll find it thoroughly rewarding.

3.  Start or join a meetup or group

Wouldn’t you love to connect with some more people who share your passions? Check meetup.com and you might find that there is already a group of them meeting regularly just around the corner from you. But if not, you can start your own group.

What about a book group, a choir, a running club? Whatever it is that you love to do, doing it with others who share your passion will give you encouragement, support and a sense of belonging.

I hope these ideas give you some inspiration for new ways to indulge your passions – or perhaps you’ll end up trying something completely new! I’d love to hear how you get on.

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Routine, Pace, Process and Productivity

Cycle of success?

So what has routine, pace and process got to do with productivity?.. you may ask.

Pacingroutine, pace and process

Well let’s look at pacing first. Let’s imagine we are going to run a 10 km race and the goal is to do this in less than 1 hour to qualify for the next round.

Mary is not experienced at this distance so she really has no idea of how her body will respond to this race.

She is very excited so when the starting gun is fired she sprints and goes all out for the first kilometre. She gets ahead of the pack but after the kilometre she realises she has over done it. Her body is exhausted and now she cannot keep up even half her speed. The pack catches her up and overtakes her. Mary’s motivation and drive is gone and she quits the race.

This is a problem of pacing. We are all different. Some produce better if starting of slowly and build up to a optimum pace. Others start and finish at the same pace and then there are the real slow starters who can sustain a long sprint to the finish.

Each of us has to find our own pace that we can sustain for the long term.

In another example… a dentist has booked a patient for 30 minutes to perform one fill. Adequate time for this treatment. However the patient shows him some other problems and also a 2nd filling.

The Doctor now has an issue, if he accepts the extra work he may overrun the 30 minutes making his next patient wait.

He decides to go ahead but instead of pacing himself he rushes the first filling and ends up with sub-standard work. He finally finishes everything 20 minutes late with an unhappy patient who feels rushed and an angry waiting 2nd patient.

If he had paced himself, he could have done a proper job on the 1st patient (happy customer) and finished only 10 minutes late. This was experienced by a friend of mine at kutabalidentist.com in Indonesia

People who quit early Continue reading “Routine, Pace, Process and Productivity”

Multitasking – Let’s Make It Intentional

Multitasking – Need To do Basis

Multitasking has long been seen as a sign of efficiency and organisation; a skill possessed by the kind of person that can have anything thrown at them and still get everything done. Stereotypically, it’s something that women are better at than men (in fact it’s more than just a stereotype, according to this BBC article [link to: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-24645100]), but is it necessarily a good thing? ….multitasking Continue reading “Multitasking – Let’s Make It Intentional”

100% imperfect action- the best first step for a multi passionate person.

business passionBusiness coaches trainers & teaches have been saying for many years, find something you are passionate about and focus on that one thing. “Start a business focused on that niche and that’s how you become successful”

Now if you are multi passionate person then you are going to have a hard time with this and many of us have procrastinated and ended up never starting.

I believe that we have it all wrong. I believe that the multi passionate person has a huge advantage when it comes to starting a business and that it only takes a shift in attitude to realize this.

You see if you are multi passionate you can still focus on one area because even one area has a variety of ‘sub-areas’.

But let me just give it to you straight. If a multi passionate person stops being affected and afraid Continue reading “100% imperfect action- the best first step for a multi passionate person.”

What is the Best Career for the Multi-Passionate Person?

What is The Best Career for a Multi-Passionate Person?

PassionIt’s nice to know that i am not the only one.

The ‘multi-passion’ quirk in me was ignited by my father.

He always told me from when i was thinking of surrendering to being a teenager, at 12 years old. He said to try as many hobbies and pursue as many interests as possible and you will find out what you enjoy the most.

Well, that’s exactly what i did and i found i enjoyed the complete variety and loved almost everything that i tried. One exception that i didn’t like was singing, although i was pretty good at it.

So, there i am at 13 years old… Continue reading “What is the Best Career for the Multi-Passionate Person?”