Where There Is Passion, There Is Success!

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The secret to successful career is simple: you have to be passionate about what you do. Where there is passion, there is success! As a matter of fact, this rule applies to everything in life, not only your career.

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Taking Control!

I struggled with my career choices for years. Raised by parents who believed that if you work hard you will do well in life I did what I knew was the right thing to do: got a college degree then got a job that paid the bills. I was never happy with my professional life though. I struggled, searched and picked people’s brains until I figured out that I simply was not passionate about the work that I was doing. Family always came first and as moms often do, I kept putting my needs on the back burner. But I was miserable and it showed. I was loosing traction and was soon laid off when my company was sold off to another. That was a turning point for me.

One year later, I now live my passion and not only do I make more money, I am a happier person who is running a successful business.

Living Your Passion

What does it mean to live your passion? It means that when you get up in the morning you are all pumped because you get to do the thing that you love doing the most. You don’t even call it work because what you do makes you happy. In fact, you would do whatever it is you’re doing for free. You cannot stop thinking about it nor talking about it. Living your passion gives you the best energy there is.

Where There Is Passion, There Is Success!

Passion gives you the drive, the energy to push yourself to do more, do better. When you are passionate about your work, you will always strive for the best. You will work harder, stay up longer, be more efficient and effective. You will seek challenges and take them on with more confidence and strength. Success will come naturally.

For me design has always been a part of my life. When I finally turned my passion for design into a career, it was a perfect marriage. My love for design and offering a great product shows in every phone call, every client email and every deliverable. I not only do my best, I go one step beyond that. I’m always hungry for more so I learn new skills and improve my techniques every day.

I am 100% better at what I do now then only 6 months ago. How is it possible that I, a mother of 3 little boys, have become a successful designer in just a year? Simple: I live my passion. Channel your passion into a business opportunity and you will be on a road to a successful career.

6 Responses

  1. Thank you for this article. I am also a very passionate graphic designer and love being a designer. There is no better feeling then doing what you are passionate about. However, over a year now I’ve been just doing an occasional freelance project and working a steady retail job to pay the bills. My wife tells me that I would have a full time design position if the economy wasn’t so bad. I struggle everyday and feel like I broke with my best friend. I’m glad to hear of your success.

  2. Everyone is in a different situation and I understand that sometimes we cannot follow our passion when we financially responsible for others. That’s what kept me holding on to my full time job for many years. When my company laid me off it turned out to be a blessing in the sky. Hopefully things will turn around for you as well and you will be able to follow your dream. Good luck and thanks for stopping by here!

  3. Hi Joanna,

    thanks for posting this article on the NoCoVen site. I hope others take a look at it. I agree, we each must find something about which we are passionate to succeed in this day and age. The second key is good time management.


  4. You are totally right in saying that where there is passion there is success!

    It’s hard, if not impossible to say focused on things that we are not passionate about.

    I’m passionate about great websites, WordPress blogs, social media and helping people so it makes my job easier.

    When things gets challenging seeing the bigger picture keeps us going.

    I’m glad to know that others are also living their dreams 🙂

  5. This pattern applies to pretty much everything in life, business and personal aspects. I just wander how many find that “thing” they are passionate about and get to turn their life around before they give up searching for it.

  6. Joanna thank you so much for this inspiring and insightful article!
    This is all so important to remember- there is no ‘right track’ based on other people’s standards, you have to find your own internal drive and discover what makes you truly happy.
    I completely relate to your story of following the steps you thought you were supposed to take until you found your own, authentic journey.
    Your children are certainly lucky to be raised by a mother instilling these values in them! I wish our school systems would impart the vital nature of living your true passion, I know we would all be healthier and more fulfilled human beings by doing so.
    Thanks again!

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