Living your Passion Creating the life you want  Presented by Pamela Sutton Tuesday 6 th  December 2005
Introduction <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>What I was… </li></ul><ul><li>What was wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>How I cha...
Who am I? <ul><li>English & Australian </li></ul><ul><li>Single  </li></ul><ul><li>Marketer </li></ul><ul><li>Business own...
What I was … <ul><li>Account Director in multi-national ad. Agencies – Ogilvy & Mather Direct, Lintas, Leo Burnett </li></...
What was wrong? <ul><li>Work was just work </li></ul><ul><li>Money didn’t do it </li></ul><ul><li>What was it all about?  ...
<ul><li>Worked on my values </li></ul><ul><li>Starting living my passion </li></ul><ul><li>Passion + values = personal sat...
With a little help…? <ul><li>Peter Singer changed my life! </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-setting  </li></ul><ul><li>Family and fr...
My values <ul><li>Protecting the environment – making a difference! </li></ul><ul><li>Needing to live ‘ethically’ </li></u...
How I changed my life? <ul><li>Wild Tiger Fund Aus </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfam/ Community Aid Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Took a ...
Of all the things we can do to save the tiger
the most important thing is to care enough to take action.
Their greatest threat is our assumption that ‘someone’ will ‘do something’ …
There is no one else, only you and I.
Working out your values? <ul><li>What matters to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what your values are? </li></ul><ul><l...
Workshop session <ul><li>Take 5 minutes to write down: </li></ul><ul><li>What are your values? </li></ul><ul><li>What are ...
Practical Matters <ul><li>Geographical </li></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Physical ...
10 steps to living your passion <ul><li>Write down your values </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a change file </li></ul><ul><li>Imag...
10 steps to living your passion <ul><li>Get help – mentor, personal coach… </li></ul><ul><li>Think ahead </li></ul><ul><li...
12 reasons to avoid change* <ul><li>Parental expectations ( how can I tell them ?) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of planning stru...
12 reasons to avoid change* <ul><li>Sense of being self-indulgent  (who am I to risk the family savings!?) </li></ul><ul><...
Putting it into Action <ul><li>There is nothing wrong with you </li></ul><ul><li>Make the decision </li></ul><ul><li>Set d...
Looking forward <ul><li>Ask for what you want </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate every win </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the journey </...
Me… now <ul><li>Talking to you…  </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Marketing Officer Plan, Goodwill Partner Commonwealth Games </li>...
Closing thought… <ul><li>Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid ...
Resources & Biblio. <ul><li>How are we to live? –- Peter Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Get a (new) life … how to change the way...
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  1. 1. Living your Passion Creating the life you want Presented by Pamela Sutton Tuesday 6 th December 2005
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>What I was… </li></ul><ul><li>What was wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>How I changed my life? </li></ul><ul><li>Working out your values? </li></ul><ul><li>Practical matters </li></ul><ul><li>The 10 steps to living your passion </li></ul><ul><li>12 Reasons to avoid change </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it into action </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward </li></ul><ul><li>Me…now </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who am I? <ul><li>English & Australian </li></ul><ul><li>Single </li></ul><ul><li>Marketer </li></ul><ul><li>Business owner </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraiser </li></ul><ul><li>Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigner </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece, Granddaughter… </li></ul><ul><li>Cat owner </li></ul>
  4. 4. What I was … <ul><li>Account Director in multi-national ad. Agencies – Ogilvy & Mather Direct, Lintas, Leo Burnett </li></ul><ul><li>Running a marketing consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Building a house </li></ul><ul><li>Unaware </li></ul>
  5. 5. What was wrong? <ul><li>Work was just work </li></ul><ul><li>Money didn’t do it </li></ul><ul><li>What was it all about? </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting 40! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Worked on my values </li></ul><ul><li>Starting living my passion </li></ul><ul><li>Passion + values = personal satisfaction! </li></ul>How I changed my life?
  7. 7. With a little help…? <ul><li>Peter Singer changed my life! </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-setting </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Personal coach </li></ul>
  8. 8. My values <ul><li>Protecting the environment – making a difference! </li></ul><ul><li>Needing to live ‘ethically’ </li></ul><ul><li>Acting on my passion </li></ul><ul><li>Combining my values with my work </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of value </li></ul>
  9. 9. How I changed my life? <ul><li>Wild Tiger Fund Aus </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfam/ Community Aid Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Took a leap </li></ul>
  10. 10. Of all the things we can do to save the tiger
  11. 11. the most important thing is to care enough to take action.
  12. 12. Their greatest threat is our assumption that ‘someone’ will ‘do something’ …
  13. 13. There is no one else, only you and I.
  14. 14. Working out your values? <ul><li>What matters to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what your values are? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you living those values? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the important people in your life … how do you treat them? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you change? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Workshop session <ul><li>Take 5 minutes to write down: </li></ul><ul><li>What are your values? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you passionate about? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ‘live’ your values or your passion? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you change – your values or your behaviour? </li></ul><ul><li>If you changed something, what would happen? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Practical Matters <ul><li>Geographical </li></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul>A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step…
  17. 17. 10 steps to living your passion <ul><li>Write down your values </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a change file </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine your ‘new’ life </li></ul><ul><li>Put yourself first… at least some of the time </li></ul><ul><li>Get SMART </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actionable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tangible </li></ul></ul>Live the life you’ve imagined… Thoreau
  18. 18. 10 steps to living your passion <ul><li>Get help – mentor, personal coach… </li></ul><ul><li>Think ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Create a budget </li></ul><ul><li>Make small changes </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to those who’ve gone before </li></ul>
  19. 19. 12 reasons to avoid change* <ul><li>Parental expectations ( how can I tell them ?) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of planning structure </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in current situation ( but I’ve spent years qualifying) </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of failure (what happens if it doesn’t work!?) </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of duty </li></ul><ul><li>Giving up on long held beliefs </li></ul>* source: Get a New Life by Kaye Fallick
  20. 20. 12 reasons to avoid change* <ul><li>Sense of being self-indulgent (who am I to risk the family savings!?) </li></ul><ul><li>Interferes with strong self image </li></ul><ul><li>Threat to perceived status (what will my friends say!?) </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability (real or imagined) </li></ul><ul><li>Ageism (I’m too old, too young…) </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability (well… if it was up to me…) </li></ul>* source: Get a New Life by Kaye Fallick
  21. 21. Putting it into Action <ul><li>There is nothing wrong with you </li></ul><ul><li>Make the decision </li></ul><ul><li>Set deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Tell those who’ll support you… stay away from negative people </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your family (but see point above) </li></ul><ul><li>Be brave </li></ul>Do or do not… there is no ‘try’.. Yoda
  22. 22. Looking forward <ul><li>Ask for what you want </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate every win </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the journey </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to everything & be ready to co-operate </li></ul><ul><li>Listen actively </li></ul><ul><li>Consider what you can contribute </li></ul>
  23. 23. Me… now <ul><li>Talking to you… </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Marketing Officer Plan, Goodwill Partner Commonwealth Games </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling the world </li></ul><ul><li>Building new skills – photography, writing, presenting, believing </li></ul><ul><li>Sang on national TV! </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward – it’s a journey </li></ul>
  24. 24. Closing thought… <ul><li>Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting &quot;holy batman...what a great ride&quot;!! – Shannah Kennedy  </li></ul>
  25. 25. Resources & Biblio. <ul><li>How are we to live? –- Peter Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Get a (new) life … how to change the way you live – Kaye Fallick </li></ul><ul><li>Shannah Kennedy, Life Coach www.shannahkennedy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness – Osho </li></ul><ul><li>The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand </li></ul><ul><li>Wild Tiger Fund www.wildtigerfund.com </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Australia www.plan.org.au </li></ul><ul><li>My email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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