Real You: Passion Poppers

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     You recognize passion when you see it, don't you? It's that sparkle in a person's eye, the spring in her step. Passionate people exude pure, real energy. Confidence and a sense of empowerment. Everything they say is infused with enthusiasm.

     We all recognize it - and hopefully - we all want passion in our lives. Unfortunately, the road to finding and remaining true to your passions is littered with the realities of life. Disappointments and setbacks abound, no matter your age, no matter whether there is a recession or not. (Although, it's especially true today.) 

     Disappointment is a fact of life. These events hurt our hearts and dampen our fire. Did you know Lucille Ball was kicked out of acting school and told she had no talent? True. But she didn't let that hurt keep her down, or dampen her passion for acting.

     So if your passion has taken a beating lately, brush it off. Stand tall. Get a little sparkle in your eye. Don't let the passion poppers - whether they are snarks or events outside of your control - make you give up. You are better than that. You are much more.

You are a passionate entrepreneur taking your personal brand into the world as a unique competitive business. Remember, it's not who you think you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

Don't let anyone or anything tell you differently! For more on passion, and putting it into action, see Chapter 2 of Real You Incorporated.


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Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Thanks, Kaira, very motivating!  Thanks for the link.

Jun 17, 2010 12:38 PM #1
Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

Great blog post! Thanks!

Jun 17, 2010 12:38 PM #2
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
Real Living - Malibu, CA

Thanks for reading the post and saying so!

Jun 17, 2010 12:42 PM #3
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Thanks Kaira, I needed this today!  Now, I'm off to re-read chapter 2 of your wonderful & inspirational book!

Jun 17, 2010 12:43 PM #4
Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408

Very inspirational! Thank you for the reminder. I AM a passionate person about everything in my life! Sometimes I do get a little off track...

Jun 17, 2010 01:14 PM #5
Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

Thanks Kaira,...This is exactlly what I need.. I will add to my summer read list !

Jun 17, 2010 01:45 PM #6
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
Real Living - Malibu, CA

Ladies - YOU are the passion in the real estate world. Remember that. Thank you for the positive comments! Keep being the Real You!

Jun 17, 2010 05:36 PM #7
Scott Carlton
San Diego, CA

I loved the post.

I find that passion is easily driven by the conviction one has the their cause. Know yourself and your direction and love the project that you are. All other projects then tend to come more easily. Besides, it isn't what happens to you that determines your character, it is how you react. (Paraphrasing Charles R Swindoll). Edison is a favorite of mine because without all of his "failures", he couldn't have found his way to success. He never saw them as failures but as part of the process. The failures simply become speed bumps on the way to the prize when you are committed to your goal.

Jun 17, 2010 07:48 PM #8
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