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THE PURSUIT - with Patrick Kerwin
THE PURSUIT - with Patrick Kerwin

Episode 3 · 1 year ago

Make Your Mark and Find Your Purpose in Life | Lessons from Disney Pixar's Soul

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In this episode we explore how our PASSIONS give us clues to our PURPOSE, and why we need be clear on the difference between the two.
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Hey, it's Patrick Kerwin and welcome to the pursuit podcast, where we give you practical tips on chasing your dreams, awakening your potential and living in extraordinary life. Hey, just quick heads up for we get started. In these special audio recordings of our Youtube series, you may hear me reference images on screen that you can't see or teach a lesson with a drawing or diagram. All I ask is that, in your beautiful imagination, my handwriting actually looks legible and my doodles look, you know, like a professional amatter to them. Cool, you're the best. Now, if you want to join our growing community of entrepreneurs, creatives and people following your inner fire, you'll find the links below in the show notes. I'm so thankful you've chosen to spend some time learning and growing with us today. Without further ADO, enjoy today's episode. Hell of my friends, welcome back to an episode of the pursuit will help you awaken your potential and achieve your dreams. My name is Patrick Kerwin, and say we're talking about something that a lot of people have talked...

...to me about. How I've talked to tons of people about this myself. Is this idea of following your passion and should we all follow our passion in our life? Is that really going to lead us down the right path or this is it end up kind of leading us down some darker roads? And it's funny I was watching, and just at the time of this filming, I've recently watched this incredible film, or New Pixar film, called soul, and in this glorious film you have this character who is following his passions, which just in this case happens to be music. And I don't want to give anything away, but one of the core lessons, or questions I should say, of this movie is is that enough? Is following our passions the indicator that we're on the right path, or is there something more that's right in front of us that we might be missing? So if you're in one of those situations where you are either person not following their passions who wants to...

...get back on that path, or you're someone who's following their passions and kind of wondering am I even going down the right road, you're really going to get a ton out of today. So let's go into this idea of passion and purpose. So right here as you can see, I've got kind of a column here, if you will, is passions on one side and purpose on the other. And the main thing to understand about the difference is passion is when you are following with benefits you, it's stuff that you love, but purpose is what you're doing that benefits the world and benefits others. So, for example, if you want to do this exercise with me just to see what come was alive for you, I'm just gonna do a couple and then I'm going to ask you to do some yourself. So let's just go right here to the passion side of the scale. What do you want to ask yourself is where do I come alive, whether it's a subject that you love or a hobby that you love or just a need sort of activity.

Now let me just read a couple ideas down and see. So, for example, in the the movie soul, this character love music. I'll maybe a lot of people love reading or the other reverse writing. Maybe you love dance or you love and a business and studying business, and a lot of people love the idea of the chase of entrepreneurship, idea of starting something or building something from scratch. Whatever it is on my list. I'll give you an example. Is Gaming. I love tabletop gaming. I love design and graphic design, I love all these things. I find myself studying all these things that I love, and so what I would ask you to do is just, I mean, keep it simple, folks, get a piece of paper. If you haven't done an exercise like this before, this could be...

...a game changer for you. Right down the things on the left, your passions, the things that you love. So here's a couple ideas, some litmus tests of what belongs on this list for you. Now, back in the day, when we used to I've gotten to the age. I'm saying back in the day. I've crossed over in my s, but in when, back in the day, we used to have bookstores and ideas that you go to the store and a question to be where do you find yourself in the store? But I guess the modern version of that is on the Internet. Where do you find yourself? What kind of videos, like this video do you end up watching over and over again? What channels are you subscribe to? What is the kind of information or content that you just love learning more about, whether it's a subject or an idea, and maybe it's not something that you learn, but something you love doing. It's a practice, it's an activity for you and you are just immersed in this topic, whatever that is. Start writing some ideas down, another way to ask the same...

...question when it really comes down to some of your core passions, because we have many, many things we love, but if you're saying Patrick, I'm want to get down to my core, my centrals. Okay, here's the question for you again. What do you lose time doing? What activity are you doing for four hours, and you didn't even know that four hours past you with me, whether it's conversing around a particular topic, something you just talk about over and over again. So whatever it is for you, wherever you find the spark, to use a word from the movie soul, that's what's going to be on your passionness. Now let's move over to the purpose list, because this is, I mean, this is a big mystery for so many people. I know I've asked this question. Maybe you have in your life, and if you haven't, invite you now to ask this question. What is my purpose like? What am I what am I doing with this life? Why? Why am I here or what am I here to do? And your purpose is really not so much about you as much is...

...about contribution. It's about the legacy you leave. It's about the impact you make or, to use a steve jobs phrase, it's the Dame you put on the universe. Right. So, making your mark in life and for this one, this is the this is the question's a little different. The question is where do you feel feel filled when you're doing this thing? You feel this surge of warmth throughout yourself. You feel like when you're doing that thing or if you're paying attention that moment, there's life for you there because of the life that you've poured into other people. Now what you might find on this purpose list, and this is a way I always find out when I'm coaching working with people, the purposeless tends to be a lot short order than the passion list, and that's okay. If you end up buying just one or two things on your purpose list and twenty things on your passionist that's cool. That's normal, as power for the course. But here's some things that I when I work with people. These are some of the things that end up on people's list. Teaching kids or just teaching. Other things that...

...end up on people's lies. That made them feel a sense of purpose is spreading joy. Now, now maybe that's they spread joy in their business, they spread joy in their career, or they they find a way to make other people's lives better, for spreading has an e in their Patrick. Are we good? I but to right. It says spreading. Just imagine it says spreading other it's sometimes it's not in the career, and this is what I want to highlight. Just because it's your passion does not mean it has to be where you get your profits from. You hear me? I'm gonna say that again. Your passion does not need to become a source of profit for you. It does not need to become a business. It is not need to become the thing you do for a career, which a lot of people just feel default. I must, I love this thing so much I must be turned into a career. I'M gonna come back on why that's actually a dangerous thought and just a few minutes. But whatever your purpose is,...

...for me, on my list coaching and teaching. I remember very clearly the moment that's happened to me. To share a quick brief story with you and working with a group of leaders in a business a few years back and I'm teaching them stage performance or how to give a talk, like a Ted style talk, and in that moment I've taken these people from couldn't do it, didn't believe they could do it, terrified of it, to just crushing it on stage. And that, yeah, that's actually what happened. But I the feeling that I remember was after the fact, during the awards, Storr youremony, because there's little bit of a contest. I remember looking at all my students and just feeling such pride in what they were able to accomplish and I was thinking of them in that moment and seeing how much they agree. I'm just getting emotional thing about it, and I just remember this warm spreading all through my body, just thinking that they went from can't do it it can do it. That possibility was just awaken inside of them, and that's...

...the moment I realized that teaching and coaching was part of my DNA going forward. That's where I felt the most purpose and fulfilled into my life is when I was doing those things. Now, you might be thinking yourself. I mean, Patrick, I mean. What if I don't know? What if I had? What if my problem is, a couple videos ago, you talked about the gap. What if my problem is I have no idea what to out of my purpose? My friend, I want you to hear me. Okay, I'm your friend, Patrick, I'm talking to you. Why don't you hear me? Purpose is something you discover, but one of the biggest clues is over here on your passion side of the House. Okay, you learn a little bout about yourself, you grow, you have more experiences and just like that, when I talked to you about on stage, that kind of Aha moment I had for myself, just let those Aha moments, let those wake up calls wake you up and just be ready and be a student who's observing and paying attention, and I promise you you will have plenty of things to write on this list. But let me come back to a...

...warning I gave earlier. I said something that might be controversial and maybe you just agree. Let me know in the comments. But just because you have a passion does not mean that should be a source of profit for you. And here's why. Or should be a business or a career for you, because just because you have a passion, something You'd light up about, something you love, does not need mean that you need to spend the rest of your time making a business about it. And I'll be completely honest with you, guys, like making these videos and doing this thing and building up my business legacy life. That was something I had a lot of interportment about. It was a subject that I loved and I had such care for and something I could talk about endlessly about all these topics that I love writing it. But then I thought, man, now my turn this into a business. My art is now going to become something I cell and I had to let go of the idea that it was just for fun and now it became something more serious, and some people that they lose all the juice when it does that. You know, if you are a writer and just love writing,...

...maybe you doesn't mean you should be a publisher and write books. Maybe it's just means that you just love writing or you love helping other people. Learned right. Whatever it is for you, your passion does not need to turn into a sort of profit for you. Could just be that thing that you love, that brings you joy and happiness and you should do it more, but sometimes the purpose is just in serving, finding a way to serve others with your passion, not necessarily turn it into a business or source of profit. With me. Let me know what you think on the comments below on that or if you completely disagree and you should always turn your your passion into a profit. But look, this is why I want you, guys, to take away from this, and I'm I kind of go back to where we started. The spark within you, the fire within you. It's going to guide you in some directions, going to give you some clues, like a good detective, and your job as a good human being, in a quality being, is to follow the clues and honor your own passion, in your own spark. And the question that I would challenge you to work on in yourself is you do this is what are my passions, what I love when I'm doing it, what makes me sparkle live. And after you rip...

...those things down, I want you to go through your list and I want you to put a star next to the ones that you feel like this year, if I really poured my passion more, if I pour my energy, time and effort to this passion, I believe something great can come up come out of my life, right if I honed my skill or knowledge abilities in this area or found a new way to express it deeper. Or maybe you're in the reverse, maybe you're like I. This used to be my passion, I used to be connected. Looking at this list makes me sad. Patrick, I used to be so dialed into this, but I've lost touch with it. Then I want you to have an honest conversation myself. Now maybe it's time, it's a season of your life to reconnect. But the things they used to be connected with, a lost connection with and fine that way back. And anything I can help you, I'd love to. And then use that to say where can I add value to others with this passion that I have? How can I find a way to serve so that it becomes a source of purpose? And, as like I said earlier, allow yourself to this. Naturally have experiences that unravel that purpose for you. It...

...may not be clear right away. So thanks again for tuning in for another video. If you enjoy what you saw today, that but one of the best ways to say thank you is with that like button, and things will feel to join us and subscribe. But until we see you next time. Once you remember always the fire within the happiest heights and the road you travel in line with lights. We'll see you next time.

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