Passions in Action

Get Ready to JournalIt is time to become your passions. This practice is a form of visualization but is going a bit deeper than the last exercises. Words have power. The written word creates a visceral response. This means that your reaction will create deep and emotional feelings versus reason, thought, or intellect.
This week select 3 of your top passions. Each passion should have its own piece of paper. Do not use the computer. This is a pen and paper exercise.
Write three to five sentences that describe what your life will look like as if you were living your passions today.  I call these your “signposts”. You’ll know your passions are alive when you notice these “signposts” materializing.


Don’t write about how you will get there.

Do not use negative words like “don’t,” “no,” or “not.”
Use positive words.  Have fun and use some “wacky” words, too.
I’ll put myself out there and use one of my passions as an example.

Passion: I’ve introduced the power of journaling to many people.

1.      I have sold 3,000,000 copies of my books.
2.     Everyone recognizes my book cover as the premier journaling series.
3.     The world is a happy place.
4.     I live a stress-free life while living this passion.
Let your passions happen. It isn’t going to help to force anything. It is essential to pay attention and be open to opportunities that start to pop up. For instance, this past week two people asked me if I would do some journaling classes for their clients and organizations.  So, maybe I won’t sell 3,000,000 books, but I’m open to other ideas of living my passion.


I will love your feedback on how these blogs have helped you or if you want some help. Please feel free to contact me.  And, if you want to go back to the first blog on Passions, Click Here.


My long career as a CPA and Certified Financial Planner has kept me locked into numbers for a long time. But, over those years, I have come to understand the power of journaling or writing ideas and thoughts on paper. My hope is for one of these books to resonate with you and to provide you the tools to get what you want in life.

2 comments on Passions in Action

  1. Jen says:

    I firmly agree Joan. I’ve used this technique for years. It’s funny because when I get stuck, I find I have stopped tapping into my passions and my reminders. I love your statements! They are powerful and exciting.

  2. Jay says:

    Good suggestion to be open to opportunities that may arise! Those opportunities may not be exactly what you are looking for, but may satisfy a need and/or open the door to other opportunities down the road.

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