Since 2016, Ted Catino has led GigSmart, which is a mobile application focused on connecting workers and employers in the gig economy. An experienced business leader, Ted Catino shares his expertise with other budding entrepreneurs and helps young professionals discover their passions.
Although it may seem simple, finding your passion can take a great deal of effort. To start, you have to get the right perspective. If you believe you will never discover your true passion, you never will. Similarly, if you believe that you won’t be able to do what you love, you never will be able to. Get rid of thoughts like these and instead recognize that you can find and follow your passion. Focus on surrounding yourself with people who are also following their passion to keep you inspired during the process.
Once you have the right perspective, you can start figuring out whether you already do your passion. Look at your life and think about moments when you felt extremely happy and satisfied with your life. Analyze these moments and figure out the small components that played a role in creating those positive feelings. You may discover you have been doing what you’re passionate about on a small scale. If not, you may get some clues about what your passion is.
It also helps to think about which activities you could not imagine living without. A passion is something that you won’t ever get bored of, regardless of how much time you spend doing it. Imagine you had complete financial freedom and ask yourself what you would fill your time with. When multiple activities come to mind, think of an umbrella that would cover all of them and see if you can create a career relating to that umbrella topic.