It Starts with Passion: Do What You Love and LoveWhat You Do
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Bring more energy to everything in your life.

It Starts with Passion will help you ignite the purpose in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. In-depth research, practical concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models will show you how to find out what's meaningful to you and pursue it with passion.

For three decades, Keith Abraham has been helping people around the world to harnass their passion, achieve their goals and focus on what's most important to bring the best out of themselves and their business.

It's time to embark on a life of certainty, clarity and confidence and It Starts with Passion

Originally published in 2013, this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success. 


Keith Abraham is the founder of Passionate Performance Inc. and is a source of inspiration to thousands of people through his passion, vision and insights.


Preface xi

About the author xiii

Introduction: the four parts to creating a passionate life xv

Part I: Meaningful: creating certainty in your life 1

1 Find your way 3

2 Creating real wealth 9

3 Be out of balance to be in flow 11

4 The 6 emotions of achievement 17

5 The 6 ways to create certainty in your life 27

6 How people lose their passion 35

7 Reconnecting with your passion 39

8 What’s the big picture for you? 43

9 Creating your life to-do list 47

10 Lifetime dream examples 53

Part II: Milestones: creating clarity in your life 65

11 S.M.A.R.T. goals don’t work! 67

12 Driving emotions 71

13 Feel — Think — Do … true goal alignment 77

14 Putting the Feel — Think —Do process to work 85

15 Determining your driving emotions 93

16 Mapping out the milestones 97

17 Turning dreams into destinations 103

18 Creating the road map for the year ahead 111

19 Recognise, refl ect, reset 119

20 Letting go of expectations 123

Part III: Mindset: gaining confidence in your life 127

21 Who’s stopping you? 129

22 Your plate is only so big 135

23 Real education is igniting what’s inside you 141

24 Fill your mind with transforming information 145

25 The power of positive association 149

26 Create time & space to think 153

27 Readers are leaders! 159

28 Sit at the feet of a master 163

29 There is no substitute for experience 167

30 You are a great investment 171

Part IV: Momentum: living consistently in your life 177

31 It’s not about motivation, it’s about creating momentum 179

32 Defeating the greatest robber of self-esteem 185

33 Understanding how you like to focus 189

34 Focusing on what counts 193

35 Stop trying to manage time 197

36 Recharging your batteries 205

37 Rituals create your future 209

38 1% improvements 215

39 Bringing it all together 221

40 The first domino 225

Conclusion: become the living example 229

Appendix: ideas—insights—information—inspiration 239

Special thanks 247