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The Litmus Test for Happiness in Career & Love

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“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose” – Bishop T.D. Jakes

I often say there are many parallels between careers and love. If you’re not excited by the career or person, don’t do it. Period.

I call it The Passion Test for a reason. If you wouldn’t wanna read a book on it or listen to a podcast on it, you may not have enough passion to hit the fuzzy heights of true success and fulfilment.

If you’re non-plussed or not excited by a date or the prospect of marrying someone, don’t do it.

Case in point – I spoke to a potential client yday. She looked flat and disconnected from her current work but by george, when she mentioned an experience of the past working on the field making a difference in a totally different way to her office job which pivots on the granular detail of technical law, she lit up. She even said she ‘came away from the experience and felt a fire inside’. YESSSS!

Émotions don’t lie.

If you want true career and love fulfilment, you must feel passionate about it and them. Period.

Tough times will come but it’s that passion that drives meaning, purpose and ease and will keep you going on a bad day. ‘The Bad Day Test’ as I call it.

It’s that passion that keeps you going ‘for better or for worse, in sickness and in health’. It doesn’t mean the job or person need be perfect, but passion lines your soul with the grit and determination required to succeed. And makes for the heady success of true fulfilment, align, ease and flow.

Still unsure?

Let these inspiring quotes light a flame in you:

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfilment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best… for yourself and for others.”
Cara Delevingne

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Maya Angelou

“The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.”
Tommy Hilfiger

“Follow your passion. The rest will attend to itself. If I can do it, anybody can do it. It’s possible. And it’s your turn. So go for it. It’s never too late to become what you always wanted to be in the first place.”
J. Michael Straczynski

“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”
Donovan Bailey

“When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.”
Vera Wang

“I think that in order to be successful, women have to figure out what they’re passionate about first. No matter what you aspire to, you’ve got to love what you do in order to be successful at it.”
Michelle Obama

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
John C. Maxwell

“You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.”
Sabrina Bryan

“Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.”
Travis Bradberry

Ps That pic is me in Paris, a place that fans the flames of my soul. The decadence, darkness, passion, sensuality and soul spans so many things I’m passionate about. French, food, adventure, travel, honesty and above all, passion.


Want to create a career and life you love?

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Clarity. Confidence. Possibility. Love. Creativity. Focus. Calm.

I’m Melanie Pritchard, recovering lawyer turned life coach, NLP practitioner and truth-teller with a passion for helping people be, do and have anything they want in life.

I feel blessed to help courage-fuelled go-getters design their lives in a way that brings them true happiness and I’m so excited to be with you on your path to success.

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