In his hard-hitting book Crush It! Gary Vaynerchuk describes passion as “the one thing that interests you most in the world.” It’s whatever fulfills and motivates you, Passion dominates your thinking, your work, your talk and even the way you relax. It’s doing what you love more than anything else. If you never find your passion, life can be boring and unfulfilling. If you think you know your passion here is Vaynerchuk’s test for you to be “absolutely certain:” List at least fifty blog topics that you could write concerning the passion that invigorates you most.
I have been thinking about Vaynerchuk’s book ever since I introduced it in an earlier newsletter (#380). The author stimulates readers to think about their own passions and, indirectly, what God has called each of us to do. For years I thought that my passion was people helping. In 1976 I even wrote a still-in-print book titled How to Be a People Helper. But Vaynerchuk’s book nudged me into thinking that while people helping is still of great interest, I’m more passionate about people building. I would guess that most readers of this newsletter are committed to people building as well. Isn’t that the essence of counseling, coaching, leadership, teaching, ministry and the other passions that most of us and many of our clients embrace?
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