What’s Everyone Talking about. What IS a Passion Project ?It’s not necessarily a taboo topic but usually the room is given a check to see if anyone is listening before the conversation goes any further. Just a quick look over the shoulder, in case anyone from “the office” happens to be close enough to hear what comes next. I am talking about the topic of personal Passion Projects, and not just talking about it but, that now is the time make them a reality? Passion Project has increased in frequency from occasionally, to weekly, to most recently woven into the daily sentences of inspired women, not just in my circles but, everywhere. Have you recently said, or thought one of the below statements…. “If only I had more time, I would absolutely be working on … _____________________” “If I didn’t need to make so much to support my family I would love to … _________________ instead.” “When I retire I am going to start a … ____________________” “I wish I could dedicate more time to creating … _____________________” You get my point.
What Is a Passion Project?
According to Amy Shah M.D. on Mind Body Green “A passion project is something …
that gives you
and puts you into a
state of flow…
Its your tiny (or huge) contribution to the world.”
To put it in slightly less woo woo wording, Passion Projects are at their core our creative side projects. Inspired by your deeper meaning, your mission, your desire for a better way and ideally, they have a real world result.Your Passion Project may be writing a book, mentoring other women just starting out in business, running an organic flower farm, encouraging moms to put down their phones during family time, or committing to 30 days of writing thank you notes to active military. They may or may not have a hard stop conclusion but every project should have some result, goal or outcome in mind to keep you driving towards it. Once you have found your Passion Project, or should I say – once it has found you – the next step is getting started on bringing it to life. when it’s the right time to start your Passion Project. There is no committee or board of directors you need to prove your projects worth to before getting started, unless that’s part of your plan of course. What you will need to bring your passion project to reality is a belief in yourself and strong commitment to seeing it through. But how do you decide if your passion project can, or should, become more than a dream? Ultimately it is up to you to decide when it is the right time to start your Passion Project. It may come when you just can’t take the status quo any longer, it may come when your company decides to restructure resulting in layoffs, or it may come when you least expect it laying in bed at night or in the shower. Believe me you will know when the time is right, when you just can’t hold it back any longer. That is when it is time to start your Passion Project. Is it your time yet? Leave a comment below and let me know how long you have been dreaming up your passion project and what the next step is to get started. Interested in learning more about launching your Passion Project? Sign up for updates on the The Passion Project Project + Retreat Launch.