As you know, we’ve spent this past month talking about passion. And today, we want to do something a little different.
We asked a few of our fellow Trailblazers to jam a little on finding their passion and how it has shaped their lives. We found their stories to be very inspirational and we thought we’d share them with you to pass down some encouragement.
Our Trailblazers’ stories are made up of very unique circumstances, longings, struggles, and (of course) passion.… Click to read more
Almost daily, no matter how hard you try, this happens like clockwork:
You sit down to do that important work you want to do. You know, the dream that’s going to change your life. That project that’s going to change everything.
It’s your magnum opus. It’s your legacy work. It’s you: blazing a new trail, setting a new trend.
And then, something happens… email strikes. Then Twitter. Facebook. Google Plus. Your iPhone. The Dog needs you. The dishes are dirty and the sink’s piled up.… Click to read more
You know that you have something of great importance to share with the world. You know this is a cause that needs to be spread.
It’s burning a hole in your gut, and it’s taking everything you can to not let it burst out from within you.
But instead of fireworks and a blaze of glory…
Somewhere between the passion, the avalanche of ideas, and the torrent of enthusiasm entered a familiar foe: the Voice of “Reason.”
Cunningly, he pretends to be your friend, your ally, and most importantly, your Protector.… Click to read more
I have a vision for my work, and my writing.
And I confess, sometimes I stray from that vision.
Sometimes I lose track of what I really want to say, and start thinking about what might be popular instead. Rather than creating something I feel inspired by, I start thinking about what might be viral.
And then I slap myself.
Every time I’ve written something that matters, I’ve allowed my energy to be unrestrained. I’ve poured my heart out because I can’t contain it.… Click to read more
You have a great idea. You’ve got plans. Well-thought-out plans, as a matter of fact.
You have advice from mentors and you even have data to back up your strategies. You’ve scoured the campaigns and case studies of other successful projects.
But then comes the blinding truth of reality.
Your plans don’t match up with what you’re experiencing in the world.
You have two choices: rigidly stick to the plan, or change course mid-stream.
The difference between mediocre success and legacy creators is defined by these crux decisions.… Click to read more