Passion. Purpose. Profession.

More and more my life during this season is becoming about writing. As I work on writing my books and editing others, I am finding a different outlet for my passion, perhaps the purest, original one in my life.

Gabrielle Bernstein is quoted as saying “Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession.”

My passion has always been communicating, in one way or another. I built a sales career when I figured out that talking to people was not wasting time but was actually doing my job. Once I was mentoring a new team member and she asked me what she should do to ‘build relationships’ that would build sales. I asked her, well how do you build relationships in your personal life? You reach out to people, either with an email, a phone call or a visit. You find out what they need and you build trust so that they give you the opportunity to meet their need or solve their problem.

So isn’t writing blogs, books, screenplays, or whatever you are writing just reaching out to the world to build relationship that fosters trust to meet a need?

This week, Chance Scoggins shared his heart in this post: Living So Your Life Matters.

Chance explores vivid truths about what makes a life matter. When I read it, I had had a particularly rough day with a migraine and nothing really visibly accomplished, and it encouraged my soul.

My passion is to encourage and help solve problems, and every day my purpose for this season in this new normal is becoming clearer.

Does your life reflect your passion? Are you living out your purpose in your profession?


About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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2 Responses to Passion. Purpose. Profession.

  1. Darrel Anderson says:

    Sounds like life with a focus. Excellent!

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