Being authentic = combining passion & outcomes

Written by Stuart Haden on March 5, 2015

This is a simple yet powerful formula – if you combine your passions with your outcomes then this can lead to a more authentic way of being. Of course there is the obvious trap – you might end up turning your hobby into your day job. In order to avoid this (if you need to) make sure you are really clear on your passions in the first place. If you love (passion) walking your dog, this might not translate into a dog grooming business (outcome). What is your passion? Maybe it’s being outdoors. So this is where you could focus your outcome, just leave the dogs out of it!

I was listening to my weekly dose of The Unmistakable Creative podcast and here I discovered Dave Cornthwaite. Immediately I sensed Dave had combined his passions and outcomes – an adventurer, author and motivational speaker. He quit his job and set off on a life of completing ten non-motorised journeys, each of which needs to be over 1000 miles. From skateboarding across Australia, paddleboarding the Mississippi and swimming the Lower Missouri no less.

I haven’t got round to reading it yet but Dave’s book (Life in the Slow Lane) looks like a good bet. He has written 3 books, entertained audiences on 6 continents, broken 8 world records, made hundreds of short films, completed countless quirky projects and is the founder of potential-fulfilling brand SayYesMoreYou can find out what Dave is up to on his website