SE IV: Passion = Joy


This weekend I went to a friend’s place for a workshop on how to find passion in your life.  To be honest, this is not my cup of tea, I really went because I think it’s important to show up for your friends.  I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as ‘hippy dippy’ as I thought. I met five new smart women and we had really good conversation about what we believe is important in our lives and what we want our futures to look like.

We were asked to define our passions and prioritize them in order to deliberately focus on obtaining them.  Examples from the group were about work, education, love, family, etc. – all things we think about regularly, but don’t often get deliberate about making them happen.

The greatest benefit for me was the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with friends – it was nice to talk about real things, we often fall into comfortable conversations about nonsense like tv shows or mundane topics – but having real conversations about things that we feel are important creates a reminder that we can impact our future if we are purposeful and don’t just sit back and wait for good things to come to us.  This applies equally to personal and work life – although it may not always seem so, we are often in control of our work destiny – know what you want, communicate it appropriately, and work toward that goal to find your passion!

If you are interested in the workshop I attended contact Lisa Padden at