Find your passion: What makes you come alive?

How many people still have no idea what their passion is? Some spend a lifetime trying to figure out what they want to do, but many more will abandon the endeavor altogether. The idea of discovering your passion can seem like a daunting task, and it’s easy to be skeptical. We may believe it’s unrealistic to think we can support ourselves while doing something you love. Sure, there are exceptions, but that’s not the norm, we tell ourselves. Other excuses may be ‘It’s too late,’ or ‘I don’t have time.‘ Why not explore the possibilities of having your own business? (more…)

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(10) Selling our Home: Taking the Road Less Traveled

My wife and I considered the options we had for selling our house. We could list it with a real estate agent, or sell it on our own. There were pros and cons of each. If we went with an agent, we would save time and stress. If we chose to sell it ourselves, we could save thousands of dollars, but there would be an extensive learning curve. Our primary goals were to maximize profit and make a timely sale.

After extensive research and careful deliberation, we made the uncommon choice to sell our house without a real estate agent. The deciding factor was the considerable amount of money we would save. Second on the list was the fact that we knew our home of thirty-three years better than anyone else. (more…)

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Do Highly Sensitive People Need to Find and Follow Their Passion?
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Do Highly Sensitive People Need to Find and Follow Their Passion?

How does your life make you feel? Do you wake each morning looking forward to the day ahead, or do you wish you could bury your head under the covers and stay there? Why not look for that something – a cause, hobby or career – that feels right and sparks joy within you?

“Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs.”…Steve Pavlina

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(9) What do we do with our house?

Once we finished clearing the excess clutter out of our home, the next step was to determine how to maximize the value of our home. We felt that our house needed some updating in order to get the best possible price. In true HSP fashion, I spent a lot of time researching which improvements would give us the best return. We decided to update the kitchen and carpeting, paint all of the rooms, and hire a handyman for general repairs.

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