Are you HOT or COLD?

Episode 6_ Are You Hot or Cold_

Have you ever played darts?  Growing up, this was one of the games my friends and I frequently played.  I do not mean to brag, but I often hit the “inner bullseye,”  the red spot at the center of the dartboard.  Oh boy, it was like winning the lottery every time I hit that.

How did I do it?  Simple – FOCUS.  My eyes were literally on that inner bullseye and I shut myself off from everything around me.  All I see is that red spot and voila – I hit it right on the dot.

When we are passionate about something, this is exactly what we do.  We put all our efforts on the table for us to achieve our goal and succeed.  We use that passion to inspire us and continue on with the journey.  

The current state of the world,  in relation to this COVID-19, is not good.  It has created significant loss, anxiety and uncertainty and has affected several businesses.   Mine is no exception.  I need to make significant adjustments and changes in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead.  I will not give up.  I love what I am doing.  This is what I am passionate about and nothing can stop me from pursuing what I love.  In fact, i have increased my ability to add value to others by launching my podcast Journeys of Inspiration.  The key that keeps me going?  Passion.

As a motivational speaker and leadership coach, I often advise people I work with to let their passion take them to greater heights.  If there is something they greatly aspire in life, focus, inspire and motivate yourself to move towards that direction.  Let nothing hinder you from achieving your goals.  However, a responsible and true leader is someone who in their pursuit of their passion and goals, ensures that they do not step on other people or push others down as they go through the journey.  That is the mark of a true leader

In one of my podcasts, I introduced a tool I use called the passion thermometer.  It measures how passionate you are about something.  Those that fall under the hot thermometer are those who will do everything to work for their passion.  They will combat the odds to get to their desired destination.  The cold thermometer is for those who claim they are passionate about something, yet their actions show otherwise.  Whether they fulfill their passion or not, is perfectly fine with them. 

My friend, what does your passion thermometer tell you?  Are you Hot or Cold?

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Amos Balongo

Amos has been a Corporate Motivational speaking sensation since moving to the United States from Africa. He has presented at several Leadership conferences and summits and traveled to over 32 countries motivating and transforming Leaders with his message. Organizations like United States Pacific Command, United Nations, United States Airforce, The YMCA’s of the USA, United States Navy and many others have hired Amos to speak. Amos is also a Philanthropist and has developed many initiatives in the United States and in Africa, empowering and equipping leaders through various leadership opportunities.