• Dr. Ryan Corte

How To Find Your Career Passion and Turn It Into Your Life's Work

Updated: Aug 17

How do you find your ideal career passion?


In this video, I share with you steps you can take to discover your passion and turn it into your life's work.

We all have a passion for different things. That's what makes us all unique and this world so amazing!


When it comes to your career, knowing what you're passionate about will help you grow professionally.


Think about it what would life be like if you were excited to jump out of bed every single day and fulfill your life's purpose?


Disclaimer: This process is not as easy as it sounds but it's worth it.


Here are 10 tips to help you discover your passion in life and use it in your career.


1) Be willing and open to doing so

Unfortunately, most people believe it's not possible to live a life and have a career that aligns with their passion.


If this is you, cut this ASAP!


It is possible but you got to put in the work.


2) What do you absolutely love doing?

Take a moment to think about what brings you joy in life.


How do you spend your free time?


If you could do anything, how do you spend your time?


These things alone help you further identify what you are passionate about in life.


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3) Unsure? Brainstorm & research ideas!

Odds are you're reading this because you don't know what you're passionate about. That's honestly A-Okay.


Talk to your friends and colleagues to learn more about what their passions are.


Start exploring hobbies that you have had an interest in because there are endless things to be passionate about.


4) Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses

A lot of time our passions align with our strengths!


Identify what are you naturally good at and where you really struggle.


Lean into the things that you're naturally good at and explore further.


5) Assess the things you don’t love

It's one thing to know what you like and it's another thing to know what you despise. Odds are your passions are on the opposite end of the spectrum.


For example, if you know you can't stand to cook, working in the kitchen isn't right for you. On the flip side, if you love being outdoors, lean into career paths that allow you to do so.


When you know what you don't like it helps direct you towards your passions and what you love.


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6) Evaluate your habits and patterns

Everybody has habits. Some habits are good, some are bad, and some are downright ugly.


Focus on the habits that are good and see if you can align those with your passion.


If you're already very consistent at a particular habit, and it coincides with things that you're passionate about, odds are you're going to succeed in career paths that align with the habit.


7) Think about yourself at age 90…

Think about if you're in a rocking chair and towards the end of your life:

  • How do you want to be remembered?

  • Would you regret not following your passion?

  • Would you regret remaining on the journey that you're currently on?

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8) If money or security wasn’t an issue, what would you do?

We all have to pay the bills right and support ourselves and our families.


If you took out of the equation having to do so, what are you passionate about?


When you align and identify what you're passionate about, you can find out a way to monetize it and have a successful career.


9) Believe you CAN do it!

Identifying your passion is fantastic but you have to have the mindset that you can do it!


When you believe that you can utilize your passion and turn it into your life's work, your opportunities are endless!


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10) Passions change so keep learning about yourself over time

Life never stops changing. You will consistently change and so will your passions.


The key here is that you must continue to lean in and further identify what you're passionate about and bring that full circle in your life's work.


This allows you to accomplish your career dreams and live a wonderful life.


Final thoughts

In the end, it's up to you to put in the time, energy, and effort to discover your passion and align it with your career. The work isn't easy but it's worth it! Follow the steps above and you're well on your way.


What are some of your career passions? Let me know in the comments below and stay tuned for my next video where we can reflect and grow stronger together.


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