5 Ways to Discover Your Passion And Start Loving Your Life!

Ellen Violette
4 min readMay 11, 2021

This article is adapted from the Books Business Abundance podcast :3 Steps to Becoming a Superstar in Your Niche.

One of the three steps to being a superstar in your niche is to love what you do, according to two superstars, Bill Belichick (most Super Bowl wins) and Bob Baffert (most Kentucky Derby wins). They recently gave a joint interview before the Kentucky Derby and that was just one of their critieria for success and based on my experience, I believe it’s a big one!

When you love what you do, you don’t have to force yourself to get of bed, to be consistent, or to follow through on projects. There’s a lot less resistance and you naturally do it because you enjoy it! But without passion, it can be a struggle. (This is true with bookwriting as well. The majority of the time when students in my bootcamp have trouble writing their book, it’s because they pick a topic that does not inspire them.)

So, how do you discover your passion?

Here are 5 ways:

1. Remember what you loved to do as a child because kids don’t judge their passions, they just indulged them, but at some point, their dreams may be squashed by a parent or by the pressures in life. But now you have the freedom to revisit yours. So, take a deep breath and think back to that time. What did you love? What did you want to be? Write the answer or answers down. As kids we weren’t confined to one dream. You may have several. Now is the time to examine them all!

2. Think about what you would do if money were no object. Be honest. This one has been a big one for me, because I find it difficult to separate money and passion. And the truth is that many of us don’t allow ourselves to get in touch with what our true passions because of the money.

If we think that our passion is not going to be a moneymaker, the brain can short circuit and eliminate that possibility before we even give ourselves the chance to acknowledge that it’s a passion. And this can be a big mistake because people are making money in all kinds of things that you would not think of ever.

For instance, I’ve been through Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula Program, and he shares a lot of the case studies of people who have gone…

Ellen Violette

Book coach/strategist, multiple #1 bestselling author, podcaster for inspirational speakers and visionaries. Grammy-nominated.http://www.booksopendoors.com