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Defining your passion with Stephanie Walton

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So often we hear that we are supposed to have goals and dreams. I can’t tell you how many times I sit down with people and they have no idea what their goals and dreams are — or how to define them.

Is it because we live in a world that is constantine spinning on what those definitions should be?

The blanket advice – fast track – magic formula – latest trending topic or hashtag.

We struggle with defining these because sometimes we just need to slow down, sit, be still, and listen. It has been something in all honesty that I myself at times have struggled to do. Thankfully, I surround myself with people like our guest today Stephanie Walton who reminds us all to dig deep for our passion and then we can define better those goals and dream – first though we have to understand what brings us joy. True joy not superficial.

Learning about our conditioned mindset changed Stephanie’s life. She shares with us the three ways that you can have a conditioned mindset and how that may misguide you into what your passion.

  1. Not enough.

  2. Something is broken.

  3. I have to do something.

Our stories are real. Where we come from is real and if we think we leave it behind naturally without working through it, well we are sadly mistaken. It takes hard work and recognition to process, in a health manner, the trauma that we have all experienced. Are you sweeping the past under the living room rug, pushing the sofa on top of it, and then throwing those pretty decorative pillows to cover up the pain, hurt, abandonment, and other feelings we might carry deep?

As you go into a new year, rather than setting goals, that you might abandon, I encourage you to give this episode a listen and  rather direct that energy to uncovering your passion. If you are living out your passion…how are you holding space for other people in your life to do the same? As Stephanie talks about in this episode, we don’t have to do it alone, so – put those ear buds in and give this episode a listen.

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