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Words that Inspire: PASSION


What is your PASSION?

Dictionary says:
strong liking for or devotion to some activity, object or concept; object of desire or deep interest; love.

What it REALLY means:
doing something or believing in something that matters to you; making choices based on something that energizes you and excites you; one of the reasons you enjoy getting up in the morning and doing what you do.

Why it MATTERS?
Incorporating PASSION into your life and work feels good. Excitement replaces drudgery; Meaningful replaces 'so what?'; 'Want to' replaces 'should do'.

Questions that INSPIRE:

? What is your PASSION? What action, belief, vision or object excites and interests you?

? What would it feel like if this PASSION was a part of your life every day?

? How is that feeling different from now?

? What one step can you take today which will make your PASSION more a part of your life or your work?

I would love to hear your answers and comments. Take 45 seconds to reply to these questions at Julie@juliecohencoaching.com. I will keep all responses confidential and reply directly to you.

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*(Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977, G. & C. Merriam Co.)

2004 Julie Cohen, www.juliecohencoaching.com

Julie Cohen, PCC, is a Career and Personal Coach. She supports her clients to achieve greater career satisfaction. Formerly an Internal Executive Coach at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLC, she was part of the design team responsible for developing and implementing a national coaching program. Julie brings over fifteen years experience in corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial entities to her work as a human development professional. Julie has a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Counseling from Villanova University. She is a graduate of Corporate Coach University International's and Coach University's Training Programs, is the Past-President of the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance and a member of the International Coach Federation. She can be reached at http://www.juliecohencoaching.com


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