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Book Giveaway and Author Interview: 52-Week Life Passion Project

52-Week Life Passion Project

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The Winners:

It’s not easy to do something you’re passionate about for work—and not only because it’s hard to discover your passion or find a job to leverage it.

Once we know what we love to do, we then need to work through all kinds of limiting thoughts, beliefs, and fears that may prevent us from taking action. Then we need to decide what that action should be—how and where to start, and how to stay motivated.

It’s with this in mind that coach and blogger Barrie Davenport wrote the 52-Week Life Passion Project, an insightful, comprehensive guide to identifying what you really want to do and building your life around it.

I’m excited to share an interview with Barrie, and grateful that she offered to give away 5 books for Tiny Buddha readers!

The Giveaway

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The Interview

1. What inspired you to write the 52-Week Life Passion Project?

In my work with my coaching clients and listening to my readers’ comments, I’ve learned how daunting the idea of finding your passion can be for people. It feels like such an overwhelming prospect without any clear direction.

During my own search for my life passion, I was floundering for months in my attempts to figure it out. And there are so many fears and perceived roadblocks to finding your passion.

Through my own life passion search, as well as my long career in public relations supporting my clients’ passions, and my work as a coach, I’ve formulated a system that breaks down the process to help people learn more about who they are, what their deepest desires are, and what is holding them back from making those desires a real part of their lives.

I wanted to help simplify and streamline the process for people. So that inspired me to write the book.

2. Why did you choose to write it as a yearlong guide?

As much as I’d like to say finding your passion is a quick fix, for most people that isn’t the case. If you’ve reached adulthood and haven’t found your passion, then you likely have years of entrenched beliefs, fears, or even apathy around the notion of having a passionate life.

My system for helping people uncover and live their passion is a holistic approach involving all areas of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional life.

During the process, you make huge shifts in your thinking and attitudes. And you work on some very specific actions to move you forward. I wanted to break down this work into manageable chunks so the process would be less overwhelming, and offer readers the time to digest what they are learning.

So much of the change goes on in between lessons as you examine parts of your internal world you may never have examined before.

3. Why do you think so many people struggle in identifying a passion they can turn into a career?

Fear. Our minds tend to jump immediately to all of the possibilities for failure and disaster. What if I fail? What if I lose all of my money? What if I’m too old or not capable?

So many people begin a career for reasons that have little to do with their passion. Either they were nudged in that direction by well-meaning parents, or they followed a career path based on income potential, or maybe they just landed in the career by total chance.

Then the years go by, you are making a decent salary, maybe you have a family or other financial obligations, and boom—you feel stuck. Then over time you realize how unfulfilled you are in your career. But it feels like you have no options. So why even bother trying to identify a passion if you can’t afford to make a change?

But I have found if you just begin to search for your passion, and you find a way to make it part of your life—even outside of your career—the enthusiasm and joy your passion provides opens doors for career opportunities.

When you have that momentum and energy of real enthusiasm for something, you find creative ways of making the seemingly impossible possible in your life.

4. In a challenged economy, many of us might consider passion a luxury. Do you think anyone can do something they love for a living?

Yes and no. There are so many variables in everyone’s individual situation that impacts this. Timing and priorities in life will certainly impact whether or not someone can pursue their passion right now.

Finances, relationships, and lifestyle goals all must be considered in your decisions around changing your career. However, when you find your passion, often your priorities change. What was once important in your life might diminish in importance when you find something really fulfilling and exciting.

There are times in life when we must make the conscious decision to stick with our job even if we don’t like it. Maybe you have a goal to pay for children’s college, or you are trying to save a cushion of money in order to pursue a passion. The decision to do that should be a conscious one, and with an end goal in mind, not just a fallback position.

And while you are marking time in a job you don’t like, you can still pursue your passion in other areas of your life. The joy of spending some time with your passion can compensate for a less-than-stellar job. It can provide a creative and emotional outlet that offsets the stress or unhappiness of a career you don’t like.

5. In the Chapter Seven, you encourage readers to march forward in the face of fear. What advice would you give to someone who wants to take a risk but fears they won’t be able to support themselves and their families if they leave their current job?

Pick apart each individual fear and find out how much truth there really is in it. If you are afraid of losing your money, ask yourself if you have a history of making poor financial decisions. Review your finances and see in reality how long you could go before being out on the street.

Create a real plan for saving or making extra income to provide a cushion as you pursue your passion.

We are all resourceful, intelligent people capable of figuring out how to get things done. If you take small, manageable steps in the direction of your dream, addressing any real issues as they arise, and avoid ruminating on “what ifs,” then you can find a way to make real change in your life.

The unknown always involves some amount of risk and fear, so a little fear will always sit on your shoulder, but if you have done all you can to address any real issues related to your fears, then eventually you must take action in spite of it.

6. In the chapter on financial freedom, you suggest that it may be a lot closer than we think. Can you expand on that?

Financial freedom requires having your basic needs met and some of your wants—perhaps your wants related to your passion. But the things that truly make us happy don’t cost a lot of money. Material things and fancy toys don’t offer sustained happiness.

If you look around you right now, you will discover that you already have many of the things that provide sustained happiness—relationships, health, access to nature, opportunities for learning, growth, and meaningful endeavors.

We are already wealthy in so many ways, but we can’t see it when we are focused on filling our lives with extraneous activities or struggling toward goals that provide little return in sustained happiness.

7. What do you define as “low hanging passion fruit”—and why should we reach for it?

The low hanging passion fruit is the most obvious place where you will find your life passion. For many people that is a career. But it can also be an avocation, volunteer pursuit, relationship, or lifestyle change.

I have readers examine their own life circumstances for the most obvious place where they will find a strong interest that can evolve into a passion. You must start somewhere in your search—with something you can test and practice to see if it is your passion.

We often know intuitively what we want, what our passion might be. And usually it is right before our eyes. We just don’t reach for it and take a bite. The only way to know if something is your passion is to taste it—to try it out.

8. What advice would you offer to someone who wants to follow this yearlong guide but feels hesitant, doubtful, and scared to give it a go?

You have nothing to lose. The exercises outlined in the book aren’t going to trap you in a situation that threaten your security or force you to do something you don’t want to do.

Even if you decide you can’t or don’t want to pursue your passion, the work you do through the exercises in the book will help your personal evolution and understanding of yourself. This is all positive, life-affirming work. So there is really nothing to fear.

Learn more about the 52-Week Life Passion Project on Amazon.


FTC Disclosure: I receive complimentary books for reviews and interviews on tinybuddha.com, but I am not compensated for writing or obligated to write anything specific. I am an Amazon affiliate, meaning I earn a percentage of all books purchased through the links I provide on this site. 

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Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook series (which includes one free eBook) & co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you get unstuck & change your life. She's now seeking stories to include in her next book, 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Tiny Buddha. Click here to share your story! For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter & Facebook.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.vansant Christina VanSant

    Music

  • http://www.facebook.com/sophie.crooks.3 Sophie Crooks

    creating stories

  • Sarah C

    I am so excited to read this book!! I am passionate about helping women of all ages find their confidence and inner rock-star :)

  • Michelle P

    Helping people who are in need

  • Miranda

    Being a producer/entrepreneur: Turning visions into reality

  • friend forever

    I think the idea of the book’s really good! Finding your passion and living it takes courage for those who don’t. One year is a reasonable amount of time. I’d love to read it! Barrie’s blog offers more inspiration and I love visiting it!

  • Michelle Cohen

    Helping friends turn current experiences into the next thing by translating how they think and communicate the commonalities of the job, not the differences

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.chen.980 Christine Chen

    I am passionate about zumba!

  • De Anna

    I am passionate about Tai Chi and cultivating happiness

  • http://twitter.com/aisabellelucas AndreaIsabelle Lucas

    I’m passionate about women’s issues!

  • Kelly B

    I am passionate about the elderly and elderly rights…

  • Melly

    I am passionate about making my dreams a realistic reality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=538413899 Emily Davis Gareis

    I am passionate about yoga – it’s brought me back from a few pits! Whether it be physical or mental I have used my yoga practice to find the light at the end of the tunnel!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anya.ayzenberg Anya Ayzenberg

    I am passionate about personal growth

  • heatherlaree

    I am passionate about writing, about giving, about opening deeply with myself to learn what is (more) true than my limiting thoughts/beliefs. I appreciate how Barrie offers the small steps and reminders. His book is a “believing mirror” and sounds incredibly affirming, supporting, and encouraging. Thank you for sharing and for all you give and do too!

  • cggjrun

    I have many passions including physical activity/sports, the profession of nursing, reading…

  • Lily

    Admirable! I’m one of those people (according to this article) too afraid to even know my passions. I mean, I love playing uke and hanging with friends but that’s not a passion. I used to think teaching adult literacy was my thing but in my region (rural, no structure in place), I hit many walls and gave up. It seems ‘that’s for people in towns or cities.’ At this point, I’m back to no idea — but I’d like to have them! What’s life without passions?

  • http://twitter.com/peggyjme Peggy Johnson

    Motivating the youth in my community, uplifting and empowering young ladies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.hayden Andrea Hayden

    I am passionate about being happy… and everything that brings me there

  • Mandi

    I love it! How funny earlier this day I was trying to figure out what my dreams were and what I was passionate about!

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.nance.94 Karen Nance

    Whether I am a lucky winner or not, I’m so very appreciative that others “get it”, that it’s not just me who wonders. Robert Frost’s Road Not Taken hit me hard in 7th grade; am still wondering. Glad others realize their passions/dreams/goals. I believe the passion foremost in my life is reading. Reading allows me to experience so many varied things; simply amazing. “Getting lost” in a book is a way of life for me. Cannot imagine (nor want to) a life without reading, and subsequently, learning- even teaching. Thank you, Tiny Buddha, for this article.

  • zestoflifeandlemons

    I am passionate about so many things, but am held back a lot by my fears. This book is definitely something I need to check out.

  • Jenn

    I’m passionate about life and I’m passionate about my love for people. If I don’t win this book, I’ll just end up buying it because it’s a book that I need in my life :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jewelscoles Julie Anne Coles

    Hullo! :)

  • Neetal Mistry

    I totally <3 HEART<3 desserts & Writing=) for the past 2 years I have been putting on and off the idea of a project called 'Sugartales' where I intended to compile & Share a real life inspiring story/thought/article along with a recipe of dessert,… as a celebration of life's true spirit. The intention was to showcase that my pen may not be as mightier as a sword (Unlike Edward Bulwer-Lytton would like to express), but it’s definitely on a mission to appease hearts and sweet tooths ! =D

    But then life happened and I left it without completing it ….

    Anyhow, Thank you for recommending /sharing info about this book :)

  • Andy

    Hello! I am passionate about finding love – for myself and for others!

  • Sage Green

    Photography! I live and breathe photography! Capturing the beautiul, the truth, in front of me makes my heart sing! That passion has me up at 3am to be someplace in the middle of nowhere to photograph sunrise on frost. That passion has me wandering downtowns for current and past hints of urban truth. That passion keeps me alive and learning new things! So thank you for reminding me to solidify and story my photography passion. We’re only here once!

  • Claire

    I’d say it is time for me to rediscover my passion. At a bit of a low point in life. I have just turned 35 and had my second child. Perhaps a bit lost at the moment . I always played a bit of guitar and love to sing but perhaps have only picked up my guitar twice in the last year. I love photography and began a course 6 months ago but little has been achieved. I probably don’t handle the stay at home mum job as well as some. What I do want very much is to reignite something in my belly and turn my thoughts to that of positive, motivating nature because I know deep down there is one happy , successful , creative soul in there :)

  • Nicole T.

    I am passionate about discovering my passion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.maresmahoitela Dana Maresma Hoitela

    I’m passionate about travelling. Although I have not truly travelled since 2004, I always love to envision myself in far off places, surrounded by beautifully unique cultures.

  • Susan

    I’m passionate about figuring out how to find more peace and enjoyment in my life. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  • MamaJae

    I am passionate about the stories of people. Whoever a person may be, whatever their beliefs, I want to know their story. I love to find out the moments that shaped who they became.

  • Jean

    I would love a copy of this book. I want to learn how to turn my passion for reading books about writing into real writing, find out what I need to do to drag my inner muse out from the cave she’s hiding in. Or maybe lure her out–the honey to the dragging’s vinegar? I keep reading that it’s never too late to be what you want to be, but when you have way fewer years in front of you than behind you, that gets problematic. It is getting more urgent for her to show herself–and kick my butt into gear.

  • ak

    I am passionate about exceeding my limitations. A life lived without passion is a life that is miserable!

  • Vanessa

    I’ve mostly been passionate about reading my entire life but I would love to find other things to become passionate about

  • Grant

    I’m passionate about music (writing, playing piano and guitar) and trying to figure out how I can follow my passion in my future career without “risking it all.” Maybe I just lack courage?

  • Rose

    This site inspires me so much, I am on disability and need inspiring very bad, I would be so thankful to win a copy of this awesome book! Thanking you in advance, Rose

  • http://twitter.com/carriewlin Carrie W. Lin

    My passion is the ability to create something out of nothing. It can be anything – artwork, a program that serves the community, or even a meal. I am also passionate about finding commonalities that join seemingly different groups together. I just married a Chinese man, and I am a white Euro-American woman, so that adds to my curiosity about ways to find common ground with others who are different.

  • Raychel Hessler

    Photography

  • Pebbles

    I am passionate about gardening, teaching and following my heart I too am passionate about finding myself but I am afraid to take risks and I feel this holds me back when I have to opportunity to discover new passions.

  • unevenlevel

    I am passionate about learning and traveling. I have not been able to feel content for the past 4 years of my life. I am unsure what my true passion is and what I want to do for a career. I am overwhelmed by the beauty around me and the intangible options. I never quite had the family that thought outside of the box…their idea of life is to get a stable job, get married, have kids, and have a routine life. That routine life really freaks me out…I feel 80 instead of late 20′s. I feel as if I am wasting away. I am unmarried and the thought of that commitment also scares me. I lived in NYC for 3 of the past 4 years and now moved back to my hometown to find boredom. I am desperately seeking fulfillment. I traveled to Israel this past summer and felt alive and connected there….I just really need a stable job but I want to feel like I am giving back to the earth and humanity. I love sharing ideas and knowledge with others and helping them through life as well. I thought about psychology but could not find a good reason to pursue a career in it. I am a bit jealous of those who have it figured out and wish that I could have a career adviser! :-) I pray for enlightenment, joy, a clear career path and to be excited to wake up to work!! Thanks for listening!

  • Maria

    Hi! I’m passionate about yoga! It does fulfill my life :)

  • David

    Learning, about myself, others and our relationships with each other is a passion to me. Passion turning into a quest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/coleen.koch Coleen Koch

    I am still discovering the passion that will translate into a purpose. My focus this year is to really start exploring my interests and seeing what resignates the most with me.

  • Jenny

    Hello:) I do not yet know what I am passionate about, which is why I need this book.

  • David

    How great that you can verbalize all of that. It gives you an idea for your path. Good Luck. Remember, it is the journey, not the destination, so enjoy the ride!

  • Stacy

    I have a lot of hobbies I enjoy doing but am not sure how to determine which one may be my true passion. I would love to win a copy of this book to help me decide.

  • Roland Cummins

    I am passionate about being passionate. Music is my number one passion life sings to me 24/7, Pond keeping is my second passionate. I have a beautiful Koi pond and seeing it in its glory during spring and summer makes me very happy

  • Jean

    I think like most people, I too am trying to really discover my true self this year – learn about how to conquer some of my fears, getting out of my comfort zone, pushing myself beyond the limits that I’ve created and put around me, being truly content and happy. This is what I am currently passionate about – ME.

  • Nina

    Hi my passion is photography!!! There is nothing that makes me more happy than having a camera in my hand and seeing beautiful sites… One day I hope to make this passion into a living,, NIna xxx

  • http://twitter.com/KrystalGiron Krystal Giron

    traveling, learning, helping others, psychology

  • Renata

    very interesting about the 52 week plan – I am passionate about my career job (marine scientist), but am just starting a new business on my own and feeling some of that fear – I need encouragement! cheers! Renata <

  • Allie

    I am passionate about sentimental things in life.

  • Julie

    My core passion is creating art that inspires others, my goal is to become the most authentic version of myself and in the process move others to do the same. To be able to support myself while pursuing the greater good would be my ideal outcome, I have many obstacles, most of them (all of them probably) are internal… my greatest challenge is myself. It is a struggle I hope to overcome in time.

  • Stacey

    I have too many things im interested in! How can i include all my passions?
    Ive always wanted to explore outside my city, so Ive been living in Mexico for a year now. I knew no spanish and had no friends when I came.But I wanted to challenge myself. Now Ive travelled and lived a little here Id love to open a handcrafts store with products direct from the artisans or run tours to places most tourists ignore. But having the confidence and resources and self belief to do this is what Im lacking. I feel like liking myself and having confidence is the hardest challenge I’ll ever face, learning a language is nothing compared to that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrissie.tiedeman Chrissie Tiedeman

    HI,
    I am passionate about working with young people on the brink of adulthood. They have amazing energy, feel passionately, sometimes they feel confused and lost. So much is happening as they begin to find out who they are, what they belief, what is important to them and how they want to live their lives. I want to be able to share my experiences and understandings but I guess most importantly I want to be someone who respects their individuality, a person with time to offer a listening ear. a person willing to help them reach their full potential and live a life that is fulfilling and purposeful

    Chrissie T

  • Kasey

    I’m not passionate yet, not about any one thing. So hello!

  • Zan

    Right now I am passionate about my sculpting but also want to help others more by volunteering. This book sounds like it could help me find my passionate path to help others

  • sonia

    I am passionate about going to different places, exploring new environments and taking it all in!

  • Evelyn

    HI! I’m passionate about life :) Hopefully I can win this book and use its teachings to further motivate me to find my true path

  • Pam L

    I’m passionate about discovering who I really am this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edna.vee Eddie Vee DelaVegas

    I used to be very passionate about my career, but I’ve become disenchanted. I need to rediscover that love I once felt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/khopewalker Kirsten Hope Walker

    I’m passionate about teaching others about the environment… It’s who I am, not just my job.

  • Michelle Lemire

    I’m passionate about animal welfare. I volunteer every week at my local SPCA, but I’m not sure I could live on a nonprofit paycheck. Especially not in San Francisco.

  • http://musingsbeyondmax.wordpress.com/ adia480

    I’m passionate about the fields that seem to require a wing and a prayer in order to find success. Closest to my heart service to others, whether through volunteering, teaching, or whatever is needed. I’d love to explore that avenue further, possibly by means of providing a therapeutic service (photography lesson, music, language instruction, etc.) but I have no idea where to start. My hope is that this book will be the catalyst which provokes me to move forward with this self-actualization I *know* has been hankering to come out and is getting impatient. Thanks for your consideration!

  • Lorena Dinger

    I’m passionate about quite a few things, including reading, writing, learning, teaching, and helping people communicate more effectively. I love my work as an editor! I have other passions I feel like I have neglected though, so I’d love to learn how to better incorporate even more of the things I love into my life!

  • Tara

    I’m still working on the passion thing. =)

  • phillykish

    I’m passionate about my two beautiful daughters. I will do anything for them!

  • Nancy

    I’m still working on finding my truest and strongest passion. I’ve thought about a lot of things: art, music, photography, advising, library science, life-coaching, counseling, ministry, helping, health, wellness, environmental issues, social justice. Just not really sure. Occasionally, I’ve felt like I’m plugged in where I should be…but sometimes I totally feel like I’m not. I’ve really been struggling with this lately…am I where I belong? Or is there somewhere out there that I need to be? I didn’t even know this book existed – seems like it would be very helpful! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Michelle

    I want to discover my passion. I believe it has something to do with art and that I have pushed it aside for years for job, children, or other excuses. It is time to explore what makes me passionate – I feel as though I as spent too much of life existing and not living.

  • Beth

    I’m passionate about living simply, sustainably and meaningfully.

  • Sonia

    I am passionate about teaching

  • http://twitter.com/JessMcGee41 Jess McGee

    I’m passionate about food as medicine! I love helping people heal their bodies naturally! <3 Thanks & happy New Year! ☺

  • Jo

    I’m passionate about teaching!

  • fiona

    I am still looking for my passion

  • Shelby

    nutrition, animals, environmental health, my kids!, finding out what I’m passionate about and how to make a living from it ;)

  • http://twitter.com/karenphilip Karen Howard Philip

    I think this is the single most difficult, yet important objective we can achieve in this life. Turning your passion into your profession is definitely a dream for me, though I have not yet identified how to do that. Thank you for writing this book!

  • Jess

    I have lots of passions, writing is the biggest one and I have yet to support myself with it but I am almost done with my very first fiction novel and Im quite proud of it. If I could do any job in the world it would be a writer and I would love to make millions so I could donate millions to those in need as I find as I get older that I want to help people however I can!

  • http://twitter.com/belladonna115 Donna

    I’m passionate about quilting and learning to make this the best life possible!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MegP4 Meg

    I’m passionate about practicing yoga & meditation and applying it in all areas of my life.

  • Tracie

    I’m passionate about music, cooking/food, getting healthy, animal welfare and various other things but I really to learn how to incorporate them into my daily life / work.

  • rocknracing

    I really need this! I have always felt lost in life

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1481210734 Valerie Lovato

    I am passionate about traveling.

  • Mel

    It’s always been my passion to bring people together. I love when people I care about are enjoying life’s pleasures together…laughing, talking, sharing…nothing makes me quite as happy…although I am also very very passionate about music. Can’t wait to read the book!

  • ronnie

    Thanks Lori …sounds good…i understand what you say however have not had much success finding what my real passion is. I am going to look around my work areas, as you said low hanging passion fruit. Many thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/fox_sara Sara Fox

    Since being unemployed, I have been trying to discover what my passions are. I have been exploring various avenues. It’s funny, that growing up I seemed to know that it was writing and that over the years I moved away from it. And now I have a great deal of time to explore I have somewhat made my way back to doing it. I wrote a novel and have started a blog about how ADHD affects families/relationships since two people in my household have ADHD, and I am passionate about my family. There are other things I enjoy like dancing and so I am enjoying the process of discovering what will make me feel more fulfilled. I don’t have complete clarity on where I’m going, still somewhat muddling along and feeling things out as I go.

  • Toteonna

    Hello, Im passionate about mindfulness. Living in moment. If I focus on that nothing else will really matter. It is what I need most right now. Im also passionate in things such as poetry, music, and serving others.

  • Lindsey Little

    I am passionate about helping others become healthier and more vibrant!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christy.villegas.56 Christy Villegas

    Travel and photography!

  • Greene_m

    I am muddling through finding my passion!!! :)

  • Michelle

    I’m passionate about my job as a nurse.

  • Becky

    Passionate about my kids and making myself a better person for them

  • http://dailyjenn.tumblr.com Daily Jenn

    I am passionate about spreading happiness and helping others!

  • Carrie

    I am passionate about the natural world and living a meaningful life. As part of my career I teach adults to understand the natural world and use it in their own work.

  • Luis Rodriguez

    I am passionate about reaching my potential.

  • Kit

    I am passionate about writing and finding a way to live more simply.

  • Amy W

    I’m passionate about finding ways to be the best parent I can be to my daughters…opening doors for them and lighting their paths.

  • http://twitter.com/photoskunk PhotoSkunk

    I’m passionate about animals. Started volunteering with a local wildlife rehabilitation center a couple of years ago and it has helped flame the passion but I’d love to do more.

  • Tina A.

    I’m passionate about helping others find their own peace!

  • Danielle

    I am passionate about being alive and living life!

  • Carrie

    I am passionate about the journey I am taking in my life this year. To be at peace with myself and live my life to the fullest

  • Jdegski

    Becoming a Heli-ski guide. It will happen, I believe in my heart I can do it!

  • misweb1

    This post could not have come at a better time for me. I have been struggling with the issues that were addressed in this post. (How can I follow my passion when I have family obligations?) I would love to read more about how I can follow my passion now, while still needing to work at my “job.”

  • http://twitter.com/VoiceForRent Jen Harvey

    I have so MANY passions…not enough day! Looking forward to 2013 being the best year yet!

  • Nins

    I’ve been trying to find that “true” life passion for the past year… I think this book will help me! :)

  • JCookie

    I am passionate about healing/helping others, particularly children. This year I am going to learn how to teach others a process that empowers them to bring peace and calm into their lives that we each deserve…pay it forward!

  • Megan

    I am passionate about learning about and living a life inspired by self love

  • Kim

    I am passionate about learning to love myself more and live my life to the fullest

  • Clare!!

    I am passionate about people! I love interacting with, learning about and enjoying people. I am finally embracing this and might be changing my life path to better accommodate this!

  • Skye Cortes

    I am passionate about life. About fighting for equality among everybody. About finding peace and creating a meaningful existence for my life.

  • http://twitter.com/jfergusson Jessica

    I’m so lost in finding my passion. I don’t really like my job but I have no idea what else I can do for a living.
    I’m trying to find out.

  • Lizzyinlovewithlife

    To be a fashion designer. I’m actually trying to register this week after a decade of struggling with obsticals … I’m ready to create

  • http://twitter.com/rpgreenwell Richard Greenwell

    I’m passionate about learning more about myself, loving myself, and becoming more self confident. Only then can I have the relationships I want and need with others.

  • Laura

    I am passionate about photography, traveling and design! Looking for a way to incorporate these things together into a dream job rather than just a hobby!

  • Stephanie

    I’m passionate about exploring and understanding the world! I love learning new languages and experiencing new things all the time.

  • Neysa

    I am passionate about teaching and singing.

  • Jess

    I am passionate about art, and helping people through art.

  • Angel Stoker

    I’m passionate about my family and getting back into shape.

  • http://twitter.com/lala34mc Laura Gaunt

    Music! And literature – both reading and writing! And the ocean!

  • Sydney

    I am passionate for traveling and learning about other cultures :)

  • Frank

    Just love San diego!!!

  • Christina

    Commenting because I’d like to FIND my passion. :)

  • Angelina

    I am passionate about BELOVED photography, capturing candid Love in all forms. I am also deeply passionate about the deep blue seas as a Scuba Instructor and underwater photog! I am most passionate about LIFE, LIVING Large and creating powerful and peaceful relationships.

  • http://wildonewithin.wordpress.com/ ♡eM

    Writing! I get a little put out whenever the everyday real-life responsibilities beckon. Plus I’m hungry, thirsty, and I have to pee so I know I must be passionate about it. Smiles!

  • OS

    And that is THE question.. looking for it.

  • Valerie

    Still looking for my passion…

  • http://twitter.com/upstatelisa upstatelisa

    I am passionate about creating but I am also looking for some help in the area of passion and it sounds like this book could help!

  • Violet

    passionate about Finding My Passion!!

  • Bonnie

    I am passionate about growing my Massage Therapy business, and expanding it to a wellness center! Happy New Year!

  • mary

    my passions are food/health and art (drawing, painting, design) and of course, finding a way to combine them so I can make a living and leave my J-O-B in the dust. thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing book!

  • Megsactly

    I’m passionate about teaching art to kids!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000146938154 Paula Johnson

    Thanks for this interview Lori/Barrie…I’m at that point in my life (nearly 49) where I’m completely over doing what I’ve always done (office work – blah!!) and want to pursue something more meaningful for myself and others…I have a few ideas… BUT there’s the problem of how do you live (rent, food, car, etc) while you’re getting your passion off the ground if you haven’t financial backing behind you and need to work full time to get by? THAT’s my biggest BUT that’s holding me back. Barrie, your book sounds fab and covering 52 weeks, chunking it down into bite size bits makes it very practical and do-able. I would like to develop my passion for travel/photography and personal growth into a workshop to inspire others :)

  • Nupur

    I’m passionate about home cooking- such a simple thing, but it has the power to bring together to bring together families and communities, and to feed body and soul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vincentjhyde Vincent Hyde

    I’m passionate about my rats and for travel although I can’t do the latter very often.

  • laurieR

    Great intervirew. I love these questions too. My psssion is around coaching folks to be free to be who they really are.

  • Skinnamoncoast

    I love writing, but my current project intimidates me. Working on that!

  • Mark

    I’m passionate about teaching in service of Self Observation and stress reduction…just not quite sure how it can be channeled in the best way for me.

  • Jess Melgey

    i’m passionate about wide open spaces.

  • http://twitter.com/Cre8iveone Carrie Sagel Burns

    I’m passionate about the new business I started 1 year ago today with a friend. It’s outside of my “comfort zone” and deals so much with the public and tourism, but it’s truly a passion and one that I’m excited to build on in 2013!

  • MichiganLibraryGuy

    My passion is in sharing books with others, from preschoolers in Story Time to adults who happen to be standing next to me in any line! I’m a librarian son of two librarians and I’ve been crazy about books for over 40 years. I carry lists of books to buy, to read, and to share. I have one called “Dave’s Faves” that I have to keep printing due to giving it away! I can’t wait to read Barrie’s book and I’m on the library’s waiting list for your book too Lori! Thank you for the many wondrous tips you have passed along in your blog. I read faithfully.

  • gayla

    I have thousand of interests but don’t know what I am passionate about. I kind of always thought they were the same thing. I would love this book so I can figure out what interest (s) is my true passion. I know it’s there somewhere I just don’t know how to get to it!

  • Meg-Colored Glasses

    I’m passionate about writing (blog and fiction–I wrote a novel!), and about music, singing and writing songs, solving puzzles and add to that a real love for feline rescue/rehab. I sold my business in 2011 to escape a debilitating rut and have never been happier, more scared or more unsure to be looking for the next step on the road! And I love that I found TinyBuddha to help me on that road. :)

  • Kelly

    I’m passionate about veganism and cruelty free living. I try to live this passion not only for myself, but by offering knowledge and information to those interested. It never feels enough, but I keep going, it means too much to me not to.

  • Atreau

    I’m passionate about films.

  • Listeningloud

    I am passionate about making magic for my family and friends but also strangers and colleagues. There is so little magic sometimes and it’s so easy to make. Whether you leave a wreath on someone’s door, or pay the tool booth for the guy behind you. OR just smile and engage with your eyes. Showing love and acceptance. When I die, I want those who know me to remember the magic I made for them.

  • Erica

    I’m passionate about so many things – I’m not entirely sure which path I’m supposed to take. Composing, film, writing, singing…..some guidance would be wonderful. :)

  • Kisses

    I have always found myself there for others. People seem to turn to me to help them through hard times and trust what I say. Now I am thinking of counselling training, to learn how to do this better and also keep something back for myself (sometimes I forget!)

  • Tami Morse

    Passionate about seeing the natural world in all its beauty and variety, so passionate about travel; passionate about singing; passionate about finding hidden gems and sharing them (old historic trails and sites, obscure bits of lost wisdom, surprising delightful experiences like that tiny restaurant on the corner that turns out to be great!)

  • Jo

    Hi just come across this website – it’s fantastic! I’m passionate about life and getting the most out of it and would love to read the book.

  • Jo

    Hi I just came across this website – it’s fantastic! i’m passionate about life and getting the most out of it and would love to read the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monica.mamo.3 Monica Mamo

    I have a passion for health and fitness. It developed through my own self discovery and mistakes. I love to help others and share what i learnt along these years ! I am intrigued by the correlation between health and inner spirit. I am grateful for all that is around me and becoming more and more aware of the power of our own thoughts. Thank you – life is beautiful ! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackie.otto.31 Jackie Otto

    I am passionate about helping children with autism lead more meaningful lives.

  • http://laterbloomer.com/ Debra Eve

    I’m passionate about writing and archaeology and would love to find a unique way to combine them! I’m also a great fan of Barrie’s. She’s got such a lovely presence and great approach to finding one’s passion(s). Thanks for the interview, Lori.

  • Becca

    I am passionate about reading!

  • http://twitter.com/monstergoldfish Rachel

    I am passionate about criminal defense and defending the Constitution!

  • Phil

    I am passionate about nutrition, and following a plant based diet. Through this my health is slowly returning.

  • Becky

    My Passions are… Yoga, healthy foods,smoothies, my best friends , laughter, smiles, positive people, going to art and craft shows and concerts!

  • http://twitter.com/saturdaytea Adie

    My passion is in mentoring others. Seeing someone grow and develop right before your eyes is priceless!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marleegem Marlee Calabro

    My passions are traveling, learning and helping people… My dream: to combine them all together :)

  • Jennifer

    I am 46 and have yet to find my life’s passion. I could really use this book!

  • Cluey Suey

    My passion is making arty farty crafty things. People with PASSION make for interesting people :)

  • impendingjoy65

    Stepping into the courage to be visible this year with my dream…that is happening by embracing my servants hearts and stepping out of me me me me…can you hear the tuning up on that? Old song…this year, servants heart rises.

  • Izziebb

    My passion is listening to live music& dance as well as just getting to know people. My dream is to inspire people to make something out of their lives and pursue their dreams. I have no idea how to get there yet.

  • Daffy47

    44 and still trying to find what it is. There are things that feel good, but I can’t seem to find that one thing to make me burn with enough passion to chase and make real.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lily.teo.733 Lily Teo

    Too ready for disaster preparation in thoughts, dwindling courage to do, try and venture. I am at a crossroad too!

  • andrea

    I am passionate about starting over. 2012 was a tough year and I am hopeful that info gathering through meditation and reading sites like this will further me along……

  • juliana m

    be with animals, i love them and they teach me a lot, and looking for a job that gives me passion

  • Kristen

    I am passionate about communication. All forms of human communication fascinate me!

  • Dea Divina

    I am passionate about human conscioussness and how we can expand it to evolve and make the world a better place!!!

  • Jerry

    I’m passionate about the fact that there too many people & everyone wants some stuff, & there’s only so much stuff. It can’t keep going this way & have humanity survive.

  • neildsachs

    my passion is AWOL….

  • http://www.facebook.com/meitan Mei Tan

    my passion is design for good. I love to do design that inspire others and hoping for a change. Seeing my design inspires people life and action is the best feeling in the world~ hopefully i could achieve that and further to use my passion in my job or anywhere else. I am afraid to loose this passion especially with other jobs in hand and striking for living at the same time.

  • Sarah

    Still a little more searching for the big passion in life, but I’m enjoying the ride!

  • NotSoRusty

    My passion is to restore classic cars to their original glory…

  • Meg

    Food + Sport. My two major passions. Still working out how to combine them and follow my intuition.

  • mir

    I’m still searching for what I’m passionate about.

  • Michelle Arsenault

    I am passionate about ideas! It doesn’t matter if the great idea is to improve something at my work, a way to solve a problem or a fun concept for my writing – ideas have a way of lifting me out of a slump when I feel ‘stuck’ and out of sorts.

  • Ema

    crafts and animals and I want to be able to allow myself to spend more time with them xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/lifecoachpaul Paul Dalton

    I am passionate about helping others find ways of being of service to the world in a way that fills them with joy. And jelly babies. Great interview, I’d love to get a copy of this book. Much love, Paul

  • http://www.makanmana.net/ leo

    Yolo.. So I think I’ll just leave a comment saying hello to all of you. I love reading tiny Buddha and please keep on producing good content.

  • Yevgeniya

    I am passionate about life! Work, service, teaching, learning, moving, healing, creating.

  • Beck

    My passion is helping people, I am just about to start my coaching/mentoring certificate and I am really excited to be finally following my dream career. My other passion is healthy food which goes together with a healthy mind :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.bechtold.98 Susan Bechtold

    I lost sight of my passion years ago due to abuse. I know the passion’s there somewhere and I would love to find it again.

  • Michelle

    I am passionate about being the best mom to my 2 beautiful girls! I am learning to meditate, and take my control back for My Life. My girls need to know positive power!

  • Maria

    I am passionate about many things;primarily setting a goal and watching it turn out always feels great. Since I generally feel a bit scared in daily life, it is thrilling to watch a goal take shape and eventually find its realization in life.

  • Inspire-Me

    Because i won’t tell you what you want to hear, i will tell you what i think and that is the reason you should send me your book.

  • Barb

    I will likely buy this book for a different reason that finding a career passion. I am facing retirement and not sure how I want to fill my days and I suspect this book might be useful for that too!

  • Grandpamike

    After changing careers four years ago & gaining custody of three grandchildren, this book might be a way to help me stay on track!

  • Laynne

    Passionate: dedication, strong emotion for… I’m passionate about improving myself. I have so much dedication in making my appearance better & my life better. But it makes me sad. I don’t think I have a good or healthy passion. I am never satisfied & the emotions are strong.. I don’t do it intentionally, but I’d like to intentionally learn to be passionate about something else. Direct my dedication & emotions towards something that’ll make me happy.

  • http://twitter.com/coco63 Kelli K

    I’m a passionate maker–crafts, foods, art–and I use these to show much love and appreciation for others.

  • SandraG

    I’m passionate about finding out what I am passionate about!

  • ChosingMyPath

    Wow. So I just found this site 2 days ago and I am just now struggling with this vary decision. 3 months ago I found the courage to leave my executive level job that I’ve worked my whole life to get. I took on this career because I believed it would financially support me since I had no family to fall back on. I needed to make it on my own. I have. I like my job but I felt I needed a break. It took me four years to take the break! I was and still am terrified of what to do next. Return or chose to pursue my passion which I know will never pay as much.

    You mention above that a happy place might be to return to my career and ensure my passion is part of my life in some way maybe not in a monetary way. I identify with chapter seven mentioned above as I seem to have fear as my best friend these days. He is a hard one to get rid off.

  • Crystal

    Hello there, I’m very passionate about my Art, I’ve been drawing and painting since I was 13 and have always felt that I am meant to help and share my art with people. I know it’s my life path. Art helps me see myself in a whole new way, it’s very meditative and soothing to the soul. Keep up the wonderful work that you do here, I love the emails I get everyday it’s inspirational. Have a great day!!

  • Rachel

    I am passionate about raising my new baby holistically and eating organic food. I am passionate about disease prevention and everyone getting off all the medication. We are a too heavily unnecessarily medicated society and do not get down to the root of our problems.

  • Renee

    Writing, making jewelry, taking photographs – almost anything creative is a passion for me. Looking to spend time doing all of these things in 2013, and addressing any fears around pursuing those as potential sources of income.

  • Kyle

    This is a path I’ve been on for a little over a year now. I changed careers and relationships in pursuit of my true passion. I’ve changed my eating, exercise, and spiritual habits. I’ve changed the way I spend my free time. Despite all this, I know I still haven’t found my passion. It is not an easy path, and it is definitely one that is fraught with all sorts of self doubt and feelings of inadequacy. I continue to push forward and thank you for your help on this journey.

  • Peter

    I’m passionate about the teachings on the mind, coaching, psychology and interior design and decoration. I find it difficult to find out how to make a living out of it and therefore I would be glad to get help in form of the book: 52-week Life Passion Project.
    All the best,
    Peter from Denmark :-)

  • Catharine

    I’m passionate about traveling and visual art. I’ll be spending the next year in Buenos Aires on exchange as part of my love of travel, and I really hope to be able to get back into painting while I’m there :). It’s going to be scary, but worth it. I really hope to win this book since if I don’t I’m probably just going to buy it anyway lol. :)

  • Matt

    Music!

  • Corrye

    I am passionate about living the best life for me, my family, and my kitty cats. :)

  • Shirley

    I’m passionate about my photography. I love transforming a simple photo into something that represents a part of my life. Every photo I have taken has represented a feeling or memory about how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful world. I use them as collective memories that represent me so I never forget how lucky I have been. They are not perfect but they are me.

    http://iwontbelostinvertigo.tumblr.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/meike.bainbridge Meike Bainbridge

    hi i’ve refound my passion for drawing and making cartoons about my everyday things , ones that make me happy or sad and as i suffer from depression this has helped so much thankyou little buddah for allowing me to find you when i needed guidance the most and i look forward to all my emails from you, with your help and alot of hard work from me 2013 is going to be a great year thankyou for listening to my ramblings xx

  • Rebecca

    I feel that 2013 is filled with uncertainty and undiscovered territory for me. I am very clear about the things that I am passionate about, but I’m letting obstacles get in my way. I’m scared because I know that pursuing my passions may bring about big changes in my life for me and my children. But I’m taking it one breath at a time.

  • Seb777

    Cooking!!! It’s my form of meditation.

  • Merlyn Perez

    Sounds like a great book. I want to discover what my true passions are. I hope I win.

  • Kristina

    I am passionate about travel and seeing what this world has to offer. I am passionate about seeing and exploring beyond my own bubble. I am also passionate about discovering exactly what I want to do with the rest of my life.

  • denise

    I’m passionate about life

  • http://www.smittenbybritain.com/ SmittenbyBritain

    I’m passionate about the UK which is why I lived there and started my blog but I’m also passionate about travel in general. I’m 45 years old and near a point in my life where I’m considering a big move and a big change. This book may convince me to finally take the leap!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.vincent.543 Tiffany Vincent

    Hello

  • Janice

    Hi…I am passionate for scuba diving. Not matter what has happened that week, jumping into the water and seeing the delights, wonder and the power of the sea puts everything into prospective.

  • Pat

    I’m passionate about yarn and every textile art. I love to knit and create my personal patterns. I think I’m creative but sometimes I can still feel some kind of blockage. Even if my family knew I was very passionate about that, they just thought of it as a “hobby”, nothing serious. My regret is that I did not follow my real passion and wasted away decades studying and working in other fields just because the world outside convinced me it was just a hobby and not a path to follow.

  • Khurty

    I am passionate about putting an end to child slavery and sexual abuse.

  • http://twitter.com/ThinkFeminist Blessing O.

    I am struggling with where to start, and even how to start my life goals, true desires and wants. The preview on Amazon is simply amazing, I love the way it was written and the questions are really deep

  • Kelsey

    I am passionate about protecting nature and the earth! Which is why I am an environmental scientist

  • galeainvegas

    I am passionate about gender, travel and living an earthier life. I recently quit my corporate job, moved countries and am back studying. It’s nice to let go, change and follow your heart & path.

  • kylie

    I am passionate about being an entrepreneur, and selling the things that I make or fix with my own two hands. I am over the top for restoring vintage furniture, and also create sculpture and pastel art. Being in the studio, connects me with who I am and who i want to be. I face some physical limitations currently, and i struggle with how to realize these dreams I’m wholly committed to; yet trying not to worsen my health either. I know i can do it…. So i just keep going! Ive been successful with furniture but I cannot lift or manipulate such heavy items anymore, so im trying to adapt. <3

  • kylie
  • Saudamini

    Hi, even as I’m looking at find an all consuming passion in my life- something that defines who I’m, my current passion (if it can be called one) is to live with my arms spread out :).

  • Natasha M

    I’ve always been envious of those who can identify what they’re passions are. I don’t have one passion…I’ve always liked to do many things: reading, creating/designing, traveling, baking, cooking, cake decorating. I have many other things I would like to try, like learning how to play the cello and learning yoga but in the end, I am still searching for my one true passion. Maybe I’m meant to have many?

  • Aimee

    I’m passionate about living & experiencing life and using my artistic eye to capture it all. I used to think that once I reach a certain amount of financial stability and own high end, brand name stuff it meant that I succeeded and was living the American dream. Now, I realize that it’s all empty. The reason why I am so passionate about life is because I truly want to discover myself and just…. BE. Be complete with who I am and who I am not. With that being said, I wish to travel the world (solo if I have to) and meet amazing people and see all the beautiful sights and just experience the beauty of life!

    http://www.simplyAIM.com
    http://www.facebook.com/simplyAIM

  • PJ

    I’m not sure what I’m passionate about right now. I’m struggling with just that. I would like to read the book to see if it could help.

  • Ren

    I feel stuck…reading tiny buddha every day is helping thank you to all the writers – I’ve always wondered how to go about finding a job I feel passionate about. I will get this book for myself thanks for doing a write up on it :)

  • http://twitter.com/QueenCrafty Sarah C.

    I’m passionate about creating open space in my life.

  • lauren gunter

    I am passionate about education. I think everyone should enjoy a cheap, but thorough education.

  • Kelsey

    Hello. Still finding out about my passion. I think it may have something to do with children and writing?

  • http://twitter.com/MsPumpnRun MsPump&Run

    2013 – I’m passionate this year about being deliriously happy. Working towards that goal daily.

  • Melissa L

    I am passionate about teaching and travelling, and when I combine them it is excellent! I love being able to ignite a spark in the minds of our worlds’ future. Travelling brings me peace and comfort.

  • http://twitter.com/tina Tina Swain

    I am passionate about my photography and I would love for it to become my career and main source of income, but in the mean time I have a 9-5 job that I rely on. It’s a scary thought to go into business for myself and give up the benefits of my civil servant job (healthcare, retirement, dental, etc…), so I’ve been in the process of figuring out how to make the transition and let go of certain securities while creating my own.

  • Kelly Darke

    My passion is art : creating my art and helping others heal through my work as an art therapist

  • http://www.facebook.com/tamaralee59 Tamara L Warren

    I really need some passion in my life. I don’t even know what I would/could be passionate about. I’ve been taking care of everybody else’s needs and wants for so long, can’t even remember what used to excite me…

  • http://twitter.com/solangefrancois Solange Francois

    I am passionate about adventure. Getting amongst nature in the outdoors is revitalising and helps create even more passion. You then know where your priorities are and you know what things make you smile.

  • Gabriel

    I have so many passions… I love arts, architecture, computers, reading, getting involved in social issues… I love to scream GOOOOL and hug random strangers when my favorite soccer team scores in the last minute. I love traveling, drawing, sleeping after lunch on sunday and walking barefoor on the grass.

    There’s just so much I’m passionate about that my issue is finding a way to be in touch woth all of those. That’s why I think this book can be very valuable to me :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686835403 Peter Jordan

    Sometimes I find it hard to know what I want – this book could help

  • http://twitter.com/MissAndree Miss Andrée

    I am passionate about my Yoga Teacher Training, and the life journey I am on with the love of my life, my wonderful Husband!

  • http://twitter.com/elysiumgoddess Jessie Green

    I am passionate about writing. I am a poet longing to be a novelist. I always have these great plans for really diving into it, then life happens. It’s sad because writing comes naturally to me. I don’t want to always just be a dreamer…

  • jen

    I am pursuing education toward a career change after sixteen years and am afraid, after moving forward, it isn’t my passion.. I want to be sure.

  • Wren

    I’m still working on what I’m passionate about :)

  • Emma

    I am passionate about getting others to see challenges in life in a different light.

  • http://twitter.com/ViridianGirl Kimberly Richardson

    I am passionate about writing more books, drinking more tea, becoming fluent in French and Japanese, taking more photographs, reading more books, visiting more art museums: in short, I am passionate about my colourful Life and I want it to continue!

  • Kathi Thomas

    I am passionate about spending 2013 to find my true passion…sounds like this book would be a big help!!

  • frecklebeach

    I am passionate about working with at-risk kids.

  • http://twitter.com/collinyingling Collin Yingling

    Change, change in all forms, change for good, change for better. I am passionate about healing and helping others, but I do not know where my path will lead as of yet. I have a goal with not very much direction. I want to travel, see the world, experience the world in all it’s beauty.

  • Lisa

    I am passionate about integrating nonviolent language in my discussions with others

  • Emeraldturqouis

    My passion is dancing. But unless you have been dancing ballet since you were 3, it’s really hard to build a career. So dance is probably always just gonna be a hobby for me.

  • Kanedroppings

    I’m not sure what I’m passionate about but this sounds like an amazing book!

  • http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/ LisaBrownDesign

    I’m passionate about losing 25 lbs by May! :)

  • http://lisabrowndesign.blogspot.com/ LisaBrownDesign
  • http://www.facebook.com/heathwitch Heather K Veitch

    Currently, I am passionate about knitting lace. There is something very soothing and meditative about it, as well as creating a very intricate and delicate item out of lovely fibres. It has helped me through some rough times of late, and helped me remember my centre. Blessings. (Retweeted too via @heathwitch!)

  • Alex Meloccaro

    I am passionate about a career in Medicine. It’s taken 3 years to officially take the step and apply for medical school again but I now know I am on the right track. I would love to follow this book over the next 52 weeks!

  • http://twitter.com/KatAtwell Kat

    I’m passionate about being a positive person, writing, performing improv comedy, and giving back to the community.

  • DİLARA

    İm passionate about doctors. İ wanna be a doctor so i can help people by just doing operations as an awesome surgeon, i always wanted to be. Why am i so passionate? Because doctors dont just look at the differences between life and death, between living and dead from the inside, they SEE it and feel it. İ Want to see and feel it too so i can stay positive and help other people

  • Erika Chotai

    I am so passionate about writing, and flowers and arts!

  • alfdjones

    Hello, I am passionate to do things related to basic education / education for children. I hope someday I can involve more in this in my own country. :)

  • Dale

    I’m passionate about animals: protecting them from cruelty or abuse, and when homeless or in need, helping them find forever homes. I post and cross post a lot of notices on facebook regarding animals needing new homes or help getting out of shelters, including posts from rescue groups and animal shelters. My aim is to get the word out to as many people as possible about specific animals so they can be adopted or rescued. I don’t expect everyone to be able to adopt an animal, but if shared with friends and family, co-workers, neighbors, etc., it helps an incredible amount in finding these animals a home. Cheers, and thanks. xoxoxo

  • http://www.runtothefinish.com RunToTheFinish

    wow this book looks amazing. i am taking some leaps of faith right now and terrified, I can imagine reading this weekly would help to keep me moving forward.

  • TrevorML

    I am… passionate about passionate about love for my partner, passionate about family, passionate about the environment, passionate about inner peace, passionate about inner silence, passionate about being passionate.

  • Eric

    Hello :)

  • Daviz Pham

    More than anything, i’m passionate about helping others achieve their goals and sharing in that feeling of fulfillment when they succeed. I love seeing happy people.

  • Tina E

    I am passionate about helping other people with disabilities in the process of learning skills to promote independence and our collective following of our hopes and dreams.

  • Glenda

    This book sounds wonderful. I have two passions- visual art and music, and have been especially interested lately in finding ways to blend them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/therese.genis Therese Genis

    I’m passionate about traveling to warm places!

  • TiffGaul

    I’ve lived 34 years wishing that I had a passion so strong that I pulled at me no matter the circumstance. I’ve never had that, never felt that. The closest I’ve come is a passion for Italy. I was at home and comfortable there for two months and I spend a lot of time wishing to be back there. Passion is a hard think for me to find so far!

  • tiffany

    I’m passionate to restart my life on this commencement in 2013. The past has been wiped out, and I really need to gather more insights, info and methods on how to successfully carry out my resolution.

    52-WEEK LIFE PASSION PROJECT is my only hope for 2013, a new beginning!

  • wim

    Passion for people and their talents hopefully last a life time. Thank you so much for inspiring me.

  • catherine

    The first goal that rang true for me in 1984 was to become fully actualised- to be all that I am capable to be..It seemed so far away from where i was at the time.And the second , after hearing Elizabeth Kubler-Ross speak in 1986, was the resolution to die with no regrets. So now at age 58, after many years of struggle, I have realized I want to help people who are dying, to die with no regrets .I think I would like to do this via art therapy but I am finding it hard to get traction. This book sounds like it would be helpful to me to clarify what I need and want to do

  • willow

    I’m passionate about people I care about

  • Bill

    I am passionate about being a volunteer with Hospice of the Bluegrass – Kentucky

  • Okcpat

    At 51 I’m in desperate need of discovering my passion! Fear is in the house however, I’m willing to face it and move forward. Change is always good. Thanks Tiny Buddha for always being there and providing a daily inspiration on so many levels!

  • Dana

    I am passionate about simplifying my life. Living with less and reducing the space I occupy.

  • Lindy

    I am passionate about my Family, about respect and compassion for one another. I hope 2013 brings me a way to reel all of that in with writing, art, music, volunteering, blogging, any way I can to help others find answers, find self worth and find their passion along side me,.

  • Suzanne

    I’m passionate about photography!

  • Karen

    I am passionate about baking and am in the process of starting a micro-bakery in my home, producing handmade sourdough bread for friends, family and members of my local community. It’s going to be tough, I only have a tiny kitchen but I’m determined to do it and spread the love via good bread! :-)

  • Geraldine Leung

    Making a difference! I want to know that my job, my actions and my choices matter beyond my household and the confines of the corporate walls.

  • http://steadystaterevolution.org Joshua Nelson

    I am passionate about sustainability, social justice, strengthening local communities. But what I’m passionate about doing is making craft beverages – beer, wine and especially mead. I feel strongly that the multiple passions can overlap.

  • S.H.

    I am passionate about discovering a new and hopeful perspective. I have spent many years longing to pursue my dreams but have been unable to pull myself out of that vicious fear cycle. Where and How to begin? Thank you for inspiring me and reminding me that I am not alone….

  • Bendaggers

    I am passionate about writing my blog and learning new things that I can include to my blog. I promised my self this 2013 that I will regularly update my blog. Few months ago, I was hit by google algorithm update and lost alot of viewers. By that time, I instantly lost my interest working on my blog. But then I realized that it was my lifelong dream to be a well known professional blogger. I need to pursue my dream, I need to achieve it, I need to have it.

  • Amy

    I like writing contemporary young adult fiction novels. I have yet to be published, and still have many more years to hone my writing skills, but I love the process of it, and the pride I feel, knowing that there is someone out there who enjoys reading my work. Also, as I student studying French and Geography, I also love learning about new people, places, languages, cultures and new countries. I would love to travel the world one day.

  • Paige

    Art, art, art, art. When I was a child, I told everyone who asked that I was going to be an artist when I grew up. Unfortunately, before the growing up was complete, someone stunted my vision, my passion, by telling me I wasn’t good enough. It has taken many jobs, a non-art college degree, and a physical disability to get me to the point where I am starting to take myself seriously again about art.
    The big issue for me is that a-r-t is a huge arena. There are so many types, so many mediums, so many directions one can take. Just looking at all of the possibilities, considering the things that grab me, I am overwhelmed by making a choice and truly starting my life-as-artist.
    I would love to be able to read this book, and hopefully find some answers, or at least some bread crumbs on the trail to re-discovering who I am. As an artist.

  • Evie

    I am passionate about animals and art!

  • Tracy

    I am passionate about promoting healthful living. We are surrounded by foods and herbs that can keep us healthy, yet we
    often ignore them to eat irresponsibly then turn to pharmaceuticals as an easy
    fix. I believe we need to make healthy choices easier to make.

  • Maria

    Hey all – I am passionate about reading the 52 week life passion project!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yogadelmar.ver Claudia Gutierrez

    It sounds exciting to do! Specially as my life has evolve in these days. Thankyou for such a great idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yogadelmar.ver Claudia Gutierrez

    It sounds great to start as the new year is starting. Arrives in the right moment!Thankyou!

  • Valerie Thorp

    I am passionate about autonomy and living a life I define. I am also passionate about nature, travel and child equality/advocacy.

  • Annette

    Hello. I am passionate about meeting new people for 2013.

  • Adam

    I am passionate about coaching soccer! The beautiful game!

  • gmoney

    Still trying to find my passion!

  • Laura P

    I’m passionate about running!

  • KatyB

    I am passionate about getting out of my current rut. I’m stuck and know it, which makes me excited about the possibilities I can passionately pursue.

  • Melinda

    I’m passionate about trying to find if I have a passion for something. I have a lot of interests, but passion for anyone of those I really don’t know. I have worked and lived for others so long I have no idea what I want to do with my life.

  • Jodie

    I am passionate about photography and about getting to a place where I feel at peace with myself.

  • http://twitter.com/ChelaBK Chela

    I am passionate about helping others find ways to access resources and improve their lives.

  • Guest

    i’m passionate about Buddhism and mindfulness!

  • Monalisa

    I am Passionate to Live life to the fullest… and to explore and love
    life on this “Beautiful Earth”

  • I am nothing

    I’m on week 4 and I can already see things starting to change, moving in the right direction and more aligned with my passion. Highly recommended.