Are You Doing What You Love to Do?

Home Stager with Desert Chic Interiors

It was an extremely difficult decision to leave the comfort and security of a position with a major Real Estate Brokerage firm to pursue what is now my passion.  I began work on my Home Staging business plan more than a year ago, but was unable (and afraid) to truly devote the time and energy needed to go full steam ahead.

It wasn't until I stopped and listened to my inner voice (step #1) that I made the decision to quit my full-time job. It was scary. Friends and family questioned my decision and in turn, had me second guessing myself and my abilities. I cannot begin to stress the importance of Step #4 (tuning out the voice of the world). 

I didn't realize that Home Staging was my passion until I took the leap of faith. What an incredible journey it has been.  Are you doing what you love? Read on for suggestions on discovering your passion!   

Courtesy of Lifestyle:Women and

The one big question most of us ask ourselves is "What should I do with my life?" For most people, it's very difficult to answer. Use these simple suggestions from people who have successfully answered this question and are now living the life of their dreams. Be inspired to pursue your dreams and discover the impact you are meant to have on the world!

Ten Steps to Discovering Your Passion

1. Listen to your inner voice. It takes practice to hear your true desires. Your passion will often come as a whisper or serendipitous event that reminds you of what's important and what makes you happy.

2. Recognize crisis. Does your job feel like a grind? Are you spending your free time on something you love? Take an opportunity to appraise your happiness. One of the keys to living a purposeful life is seeing that you feel unfulfilled.

3. Dwell in possibilities. Your passions could lead you in a lot of different directions to find fulfillment. Explore your life and unearth all of the things that bring you joy.

4. Tune out the voice of the world. Make the strongest voice in your life your own. Finding your purpose could mean going against the advice of close friends and family. Take a leap of faith and trust in your dreams.

5. Decide what kind of person you want to be. Rather than concentrating on what you want to do, think in terms of what kind of person you want to be. Let that guide your choices.

6. Bring your heart to your work. It takes passion and courage to find a profession that you love. Spending the time to discover that job is time well spent-it could make all the difference in your life!

7. Trust transformation. Hard times are a natural part of life. Don't be afraid to change because of your experiences. Instead, let them shape and steer your course.

8. Have no regrets. According to the experts, it's easy to regret the time you've spent being unhappy or unfulfilled. Realize that during that time, you developed the skills you need to succeed!

9. Take the first step. Destiny can't help you until you are willing to step out of your comfort zone. Get prepared to make changes in your life ... and start making them!

10. Be patient. Finding your life purpose won't happen overnight. In every life, there's a fast road and a slow road. Most of us take the slow road! Keep your commitment and take small steps to make it happen.

Comments (6)

Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB
Sherry, I recently retired from my teaching job after twenty or so years in that field.  I really loved the teaching profession, or so I thought, until I started home staging.  This is my passion and I hope to do it for twenty or so years.  Betty
May 29, 2007 12:58 PM
Tim Wade
RE/MAX Realty Champions - Wolfeboro, NH

Enjoyed the blog.  Keep them coming!

May 30, 2007 11:47 AM
Robin Willis
eXp Realty - Tucson, AZ
CDPE, SRES, Associate Broker
Sherry, we were sad to see you go, but so happy to know that you are following your dreams and doing something that ignites your passion.  God bless you and keep blogging.  We need more input from someone with the home staging perspective.
Jun 12, 2007 01:18 PM
Michele Kurelich, Lasting Impressions by Michele



I truly love and am passionate about Home Staging.  I have worn many hats, worked in many types of jobs, but they have all been a dress rehearsal for owning and running my own business.  Love what you do and only good will come of it.

Jun 13, 2007 10:35 AM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Very good post Sherry.  I think those points are what has led all of us into this scary unknown universe of staging.

Terry Haugen - STAGE it RIGHT!

Jun 13, 2007 10:55 AM
Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder
Welcome to the incredible world of staging.  Hold on tight, Sherry - you're in for a wonderful ride!  Wishing you all the best on your adventure.
Jun 13, 2007 12:36 PM