It Starts With Passion: Do What You Love and Love What You Do

Book description

How to ignite your passion, live with purpose, and succeed in life and business

No matter what you want to achieve in life, the secret to doing it is passion. For people to be happy, they need to find meaning in what they do and in the roles they play in their lives, careers, and communities. When we identify the personal passions that drive us, the byproduct is focus, satisfaction, and achievement. But it's not always easy to find our passions.

In this book, Keith Abraham shows you how to ignite the passion in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. He includes in-depth research, easy-to-understand concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models to show you how to find out what's meaningful to you and pursue it with passion and energy. In the process, Abraham shows you what you can achieve when you align your purpose, passion, and personal goals.

  • Offers effective advice on how to inspire passion and purpose in yourself, your colleagues, and your employees

  • Written by a Certified Speaking Professional and bestselling author of self-help titles

  • Ideal for business owners and managers who want to inspire better performance in their teams

When you understand the "why" of what you're doing, the "how" becomes the easy part. This handy, enlightening guide shows you how to find your "why" so you can make your "how" happen.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Preface
  5. About the author
  6. Introduction: The four parts to creating a passionate life
  7. Part I: Meaningful — creating certainty in your life
    1. 1: Find your why
    2. 2: Creating real wealth
    3. 3: Be out of balance to be in flow
    4. 4: The 6 emotions of achievement
    5. 5: The 6 ways to create certainty in your life
    6. 6: How people lose their passion
    7. 7: Reconnecting with your passion
    8. 8: What’s the big picture for you?
    9. 9: Creating your life to do-list
    10. 10: Lifetime dream examples
  8. Part II: Milestones — creating clarity in your life
    1. 11: S.M.A.R.T. goals don’t work!
    2. 12: Driving emotions
    3. 13: Feel — Think — Do . . . true goal alignment
    4. 14: Putting the Feel — Think — Do process to work
    5. 15: Determining your driving emotions
    6. 16: Mapping out the milestones
    7. 17: Turning dreams into destinations
    8. 18: Creating the road map for the year ahead
    9. 19: Recognise, reflect, reset
    10. 20: Letting go of expectations
  9. Part III: Mindset — gaining confidence in your life
    1. 21: Who’s stopping you?
    2. 22: Your plate is only so big
    3. 23: Real education is igniting what’s inside you
    4. 24: Fill your mind with transforming information
    5. 25: The power of positive association
    6. 26: Create time and space to think
    7. 27: Readers are leaders!
    8. 28: Sit at the feet of a master
    9. 29: There is no substitute for experience
    10. 30: You are a great investment
  10. Part IV: Momentum — living consistently in your life
    1. 31: It’s not about motivation, it’s about creating momentum
    2. 32: Defeating the greatest robber of self-esteem
    3. 33: Understanding how you like to focus
    4. 34: Focusing on what counts
    5. 35: Stop trying to manage time
    6. 36: Recharging your batteries
    7. 37: Rituals create your future
    8. 38: 1% improvements
    9. 39: Bringing it all together
    10. 40: The first domino
  11. Conclusion: Become the living example
  12. Appendix: Ideas — insights — information — inspiration
  13. Special thanks

Product information

  • Title: It Starts With Passion: Do What You Love and Love What You Do
  • Author(s): Keith Abraham
  • Release date: September 2013
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118512708