By: Shane Blazer, Founder: Mentrabi

Are you lost and confused on what to do with your life?

Having trouble making connections between your passion and your work?

If you get bored and depressed at home because you’re work isn’t your passion, you’re not alone.

If you’re ever confused on who you are, what to be, or where to go in life and don’t know what to do, that can be a very troubling realization.

It was for me and it took awhile to find business strategy consulting as my “calling.”

I’ve always been able to feel what I was meant to do, but I was never able to put words to it.

It’s that feeling inside that’s not being met, and you don’t know what to do to give it some love.

Over the last year or two I’ve spent countless hours reading blogs, books, ebooks, and studying tactics trying to find “IT”.

 

A couple things always stood out from all the different people I read or heard when talking about their success:

  1. Don’t do it for the money.
  2. Give to the world and you’ll get back what you give.
  3. Action is required
  4. Put your fears aside if the worst possible result of your action isn’t death or bodily harm then what’s the problem?

These are great points and logically they make sense.

So why can’t everyone do it?

Why couldn’t I do them?

Fear. Anger. Anxiety. Jealousy.

That’s why.

These things are in our heads constantly and they prevent us from getting anything done.

Our parents and teachers jobs growing up were to instill in us values about right and wrong, and to protect us from the axis of evil.

The problem is that they took it over board by telling us that we can do whatever we wanted in life; but when we actually tried to execute on that advice? They stopped us.

They built bigger walls than they intended.

The media and our peers didn’t help the situation either; as all we wanted was to survive and feel included but the barrage of negative media threatened us and kids are dicks so that built the wall higher.

This giant wall stops us from growing and from doing what we’re here to do.

We all have something were great at, some of you know it and others of us don’t.

Wouldn’t you rather do more with life? Like more things that give you wealth and happiness so you never have to work a day again?

If you have done any research about finding your passion, you’ve seen the over the top philosophy books and articles of empty lists of bullet points.

Neither of which tells you how to find your passion.

Much of the simplistic advice out there tells you to envision childhood and look for what you enjoyed doing and then follow that. The only problem with that tactic for me was the passions I had as a child were one and only one: football.

That made this whole process even more confusing.

What the hell can I do now that relates to football and keep my existing or better my existing lifestyle?

Nothing.

So I sat stuck for another 9 months playing business. Constantly reminding myself that my passion was football and that makes no sense to do as an adult, who’s already too far outside of the profession, and as a result I need to suffer through creating a business around my skills.

Naturally this thought process was detrimental to the idea of my business focused on business strategy consulting ever taking off.

It wasn’t until recently, when I realized, through an unrelated series of events that I needed to take another look at this passion exercise.

I pulled out my trusty spreadsheet and created 4 columns:

  1. Skills
  2. Things that make me happy today
  3. Childhood things that made me happy
  4. Things I suck at.

Nothing surprising came out into the lists, as I have done versions of this before. What I didn’t have the first couple times I did this was several books focused on business, motivation, meditation, and negotiation behind me.

I also didn’t have this break down of Deepak Chopra’s book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams.

All of these experiences, combined with my list and an unfortunate recent event, confirmed for me through clear indication of exactly what I was here for: business strategy consulting.

I hope you don’t have to go through that much work to see what you’re here to do. If you don’t know start doing stuff, read write blog read blogs listen to podcasts talk with people play business cozy up with Google try things. Keep going until you see it and keep every few weeks or months rebuilding your lists from scratch until you find your realization.

I’m here for you. I’m great at solving problems, innovating and building stuff. That’s what I’m going to do for you and for awhile I’m going to do business strategy consulting for free through our business: Mentrabi.