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Friday's Three Things - Speaking Part 3

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
— Mark Twain

How quickly 3 weeks go by. Today we finish the 3 part series on how I found my passion to speak. 

Speaking was part of the job but it quickly morphed into something much more. I actually sought out opportunities to speak. I got excited just thinking about a speech the night before. I prayed that someone would call me and ask me to speak. While this excitement was brewing, something else came to light. I knew the struggle to find your purpose. I also knew that girls and women faced more than their fare share of hurdles to that discovery. (Boys do too but the reality is we fight different battles and many girls are afraid to take what is theirs and go for it.

This is how I made my way to speaking on Purpose, Passion & Drive and how we find them. This happened easier than one might have expected. I reached out to some people I knew and they had opportunities for me. I was able to speak in schools and clubs, small non profit groups etc. all about passion, purpose and how you really find yourself through the journey. I was speaking to kids who were so excited about the future. It almost made me wish I was 16 again

i said almost!

Let me just tell you, KISMET is a beautiful word.

Art work by Ponder & Muse. Click on imageabove to go to store.

: a power that is believed to control what happens in the future
fate; destiny.
— www.merriam-webster.com

Kismet is truly what was happening. Everything was falling into place just the way it was supposed to .Purpose and Passion might be my favorite topic to speak on, mainly because most of the time, I have spoke on this in front of audience that were mostly kids/teens. It is the toughest audience, you could ever imagine, but it is also the most eager audience. Their minds are so open to possibilities and as long as you speak on their level, they stay engaged, they ask questions and they challenge everything you ever thought you knew. When this happens, you learn so much about yourself and about possibilities.

So...why do I tell you all of this? I tell you this because...

this is my passion, this is my purpose

When you finally find your purpose, it really is your responsibility to share with with the world and use it.
— Dawne Hanks

and it is important that I show people what I do. Not just so you might think about me when looking for a speaker / storyteller but so that I get the opportunity to share my passion with others. With that in mind I share a Friday's 3 Things as quotes to close out the week and get you inspired, so take a look below and spend this weekend thinking about your own purpose, or check out the rest of my website and hire me to speak. I am ready to share and spread positivity one opportunity at a tim!

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
— Neil Gaiman

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Howard Thurman

till monday...