Live Your Passion! - Melissa Joy Kong


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Live Your Passion! - Melissa Joy Kong

  1. 1. If you could do anything for the rest of your life…What would it be?<br />
  2. 2. Live Your Passion!<br />
  3. 3. 1. Discover Your Passion (Hint: You already know what it is)<br /><ul><li>What did you love to do as a kid?
  4. 4. What job would you do even if you weren’t getting paid to do it?
  5. 5. How do you define success?
  6. 6. Two types of passion: industry & function</li></ul>“The most important thing you could ask yourself is: <br />If I could do any one thing for the rest of my life, what would it be?” <br />- Katie Childs, Associate Publisher at Random House <br />
  7. 7. 2. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone<br /><ul><li> If all you ever do is all you’ve ever done, then all you’ll ever get is more of what you’ve gotten
  8. 8. Do something that scares you every single day
  9. 9. What’s on your bucket list? </li></ul>“Try anything that interests you and makes you a better person. You’ll learn everything you need to learn that way.” <br /> - Michael Radparvar, <br /> Founder of Holstee<br />
  10. 10. 3. Be Unwaveringly Confident<br /><ul><li> Idea confidence vs. personal confidence
  11. 11. People will say “no” all the time
  12. 12. If you want to be successful, you’ve got to be delusional</li></ul>“It’s not a question of if it’s going to work- it’s a question of when it’s going to work.” <br /> - Rachel Phillips, <br /> Co-Founder of Music Crossing Borders<br />
  13. 13. 4. Be Open to the Wildest Possibilities<br /><ul><li>Life rarely happens exactly how you imagine
  14. 14. “Is This All There Is?”
  15. 15. Ask everyone you know about everything you can</li></ul>“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I winded up where I needed to be.” <br /> - Jonathan Pirc, CEO of Lab42<br />
  16. 16. 5. Embrace the Detours(Or, “It’s not failure, it’s just the scenic route”)<br /><ul><li> Study failure
  17. 17. Be willing to be wrong
  18. 18. The minute you think you are really good at something, it probably means you’re about to get knocked down</li></ul>“People become more valuable based on the mistakes they’ve made than the successes they’ve had.” <br /> - AJ Vaynerchuck, Co-founder of VaynerMedia<br />
  19. 19. 6. Surround Yourself With the Best People(…and be the best person you can be for others in return)<br /><ul><li> Surround yourself with people you admire
  20. 20. Listen carefully to the advice you don’t want to hear
  21. 21. When you shine, you allow others to shine</li></ul>“A lot of being successful has to do with the people you meet and choose to surround yourself with.” <br />- Michael Gursha, <br /> Co-Founder of<br />
  22. 22. 7. Expect Greatness(and persevere through the rest)<br /><ul><li> Do only what you love. Never settle.
  23. 23. Be willing to put in the time it will take to live out your passion
  24. 24. Expect Greatness
  25. 25. Be patient. There’s no such thing as an overnight success</li></ul>“The acceleration of success is aligned with the rate of expectation in relation to your achievement. Expect nothing less than greatness.” <br /> - Adam Braun, <br /> Founder of Pencils of Promise<br />
  26. 26. 1.) Discover Your Passion<br />2.) Get Out of Your Comfort Zone<br />3.) Be Unwaveringly Confident<br />4.) Be Open to the Wildest Possibilities<br />5.) Embrace the Detours<br />6.) Surround Yourself With Great People<br />7.) Expect Greatness <br />
  27. 27. If you could do anything for the rest of your life…What would it be?<br />
  28. 28. Go…Live Your Passion!<br />