What is my passion?? Passion can be defined in many ways in relation to your career.

Christie Mims, the founder of the Revolutionary Club, a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, wants people to separate their passion from their job. According to her, in the grander scale of things, passion is bigger than just your job.

So, what is passion?

Basically, passion is who you are and your job is how you express that passion.

Passion is your North Star and your job is fueled by your passion.

Finding out what is your passion takes a little bit of courage in order to get off the beaten career path and embrace who you are and what motivates you to do good work.

“You can be known for being a strategic thinker. You can be known for being the person that’s calm in a crisis. You can be known for being the person who has a great sense of humor who is able to connect with people.” You can help identify some of your best qualities to find your passion by thinking about some of your biggest personality traits that are positive and start to socialize those traits with yourself and learn ways you can best communicate them to others.

In the podcast, Christie shares how to find your passion and how to turn that into a career that you love.

Listen here!

 

 

ABOUT CHRISTIE MIMS

Christie Mims is the founder of a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, The Revolutionary Club – THE Destination for Smart Women Who Won’t Settle For Anything Less Than Career Happiness. Christie was also named a top career expert in 2016 and her work has been featured all over the internet.

Christie is an expert in finding and doing things you’re passionate about and how to turn it into your career. Her mission is to help people find work they absolutely love.

BTW if you think coaching might be your passion then click here to join Christie’s 7 Day “Build a Real Business Challenge” for coaches to get their first $2000 client!

 

WHAT IS MY PASSION? WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to stop listening to the noise of following the safe path and how to break away from the path of least resistance
  • What passion really is and how it relates to your job
    • What is passion v. What is hobby
  • Embracing more of who you are and taking a risk to find your passion
  • How to find what drives you to enjoy the work you do
  • click here to join Christie’s 7 Day “Build a Real Business Challenge” for coaches to get their first $2000 client!
Transcript from Episode

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Scott Barlow: Welcome to the Happen to Your Career podcast. I’m Scott Anthony Barlow. This is the show where we share stories of how high achievers find career happiness and meaning. One of the funny things that I’ve observed working with people is that many of us want to feel passionate about our work but most of us don’t understand what passion is or even if we do, we have our own succinct definition of what passion is; Turns out it’s drastically different than the next person’s.

 

Christie Mims: Passion is bigger. It’s who you are, coupled with what you have to offer the world. And you can express that in so many different ways. A passion is like a north star. And your job is fueled by your passion.

 

Scott Barlow: That’s Christie Mims. She’s a world renowned Career Coach she’s the founder and CEO of the Revolutionary Club. She also helps people become coaches. She’s done career advice for Forbes, LearnVest, Brazen Careerist, and Yahoo. And honestly a whole bunch more. But she’s also become a good friend over the last few years. And she and I connected up years ago because honestly there are so few people that are making a really great living, running a coaching business and helping people in the way that both Christie and I get to do and the few that do kind of stand out like a sore thumb. So we got to meet each other a number of years ago and Christie has a really interesting story quite frankly and honestly though like every success story there’s quite a bit that happened before she got there.

 

Christie Mims: What I do is I am a career coach and I have a business called The Revolutionary Club which is all about creating the community, the education the support and the information and motivate you to work you love. And I’ve been on a mission for four and a half years now to help people figure it out because I think the world is truly a different place if more people love what they do. So that is my mission because we spend way too much time at work to hate it. And so that’s what I do. I help people figure out what they love to do and then make it happen.

 

Scott Barlow: I like making that happen.

 

Christie Mims: Yes I’m nothing if not action oriented.

 

Scott Barlow: OK so as you already know I’m a huge fan of that and that’s part of the reason why I wanted to have you on the show but you haven’t always been doing that right. Is that fair to say?

 

Christie Mims: That is fair to say that is an accurate statement.

 

Scott Barlow: Where does your career begin? I’m super curious about that because we’ve done a little bit of research and you and I have talked a little bit from time to time about it. But I’m curious where does all of this begin for you? How does this story start?

 

Christie Mims: Let’s go back to the University of Virginia. So I was an undergrad with no clue. And so I majored in history because I have a really good memory and I enjoy the civil war, anyway. I just I basically almost double majored in military history. My fourth year in college and I’m thinking what am I going to do with my life. So I roll into the alumni center and I look up what do people with history degrees do? 95 percent become lawyers, 3 percent become foreign service officers and the rest are housewives. And I’m like oh my god. What I quickly find out is that if you have a degree in history and you’re you know good in the room and you do not want to become a lawyer like I’m pain of death you know that avenue really opened to you is consulting. So I ended up getting recruited. I ended up getting a graduate degree in international relations and then I got recruited I worked at NATO and I got recruited back to Washington to be a consultant and a sort of defender. I was like OK going back one year D.C. That’s where I’m from I hate it. Forget it. I’m just going to do it for a year because I enjoy getting a paycheck. And I’ve been a poor graduate student. And then I’ve been like a poor person working in Brussels which is terrible because I have a chocolate addiction. Yes. So was swayed by the money and eight years later I was still there and I fell into that trap that I think is really common. I got into consulting. I enjoy making money. I wouldn’t mind making more of that and the promotion looks really good. And I ended up getting promoted really quickly and I went from a lowly associate sort of consultant who mostly takes notes in the back of the room to the director of my business unit and the youngest principal in my area. And so I was responsible for a team of 30. I was running these huge multi-million dollar big defense contracts you know managing my team doing all that.

 

Every day that went by with every new promotion I kept thinking you know more money will just make me happier or this awesome like principal job title like that will be the end. Then I’ll just be done and I’ll be happy. And of course it was soul destroying and soul sucking and every day I was more and more miserable and I felt like the most ungrateful person in the world because I had a great paying job. I had great colleagues and I actually had great clients. So I wanted and lead this certainly great life in Washington. But I was just so miserable and I kept thinking why can’t I just be grateful for what I have. But eventually my boss offered me another promotion. And when she was talking to me on the inside, I don’t know if this has ever happened to Scott, but on the inside I was screaming the word no. And I was trying to I was like my mind was like you’re you’re starting to have creepy eye contact and smile a little. It’s not like she’s starting now just trying so hard not to say it out loud. You know when someone’s like hey here’s this amazing position that I think you’re going to do. You know great. Here’s all this money and you’re like oh no! And that was the point when I’m like OK I have to do something different. I cannot live this way anymore. So I stumbled around a little bit. And I basically just started to pursue anything that seemed interesting to me and one of the things that was interesting I knew were coaches as well as consultants.

 

I got certified to sort of bring that back to the consulting but I thought you know let me explore this because I really want to own my own business. I really want to do something more than build power plants that no one looks at. You know I want to have more of an impact. This is one thing I want to check out. And so I had a couple of different ideas for what I really wanted to do and I kept coming back to the fact that I love to help people in their careers. I really do.  It changed my life seeing how I could use coaching to help people in their careers and it just opened up a new world for me. And I got certified. Then I panicked because I was like oh my God now I have to quit my job and go out on my own. And what happens now?

 

Scott Barlow: Is that what that means just like automatically it’s like well now I’m sort of OK I’ve got to run I’ll see you later. Time to Panic.

 

Christie Mims: Yeah I totally panicked and like what it’s like am I really going to do this. Who do you want to be in your life? Because I know for anyone who lives in D.C. If you ever are riding around on the Metro like half the people on the metro in the morning look like they died like 20 years ago.

 

Scott Barlow: I’ve talked to you and probably six or seven people in D.C. area in the last maybe five days and you were the third person to say that almost verbatim. So apparently it’s true.

 

Christie Mims: Yeah. D.C. is unhappy. So I just I looked at these people on and I’m like I don’t want to wake up in 20 in the metro. So I thought who do I want to be in this moment. I want to be someone who at least explores what I love who you know, worst case scenario I can continue to be a consultant like really cockroaches. You can never get rid of us.. So I had that conversation with myself and I just thought this is what the best version of myself would do. Here’s me facing fear in the face. I’m going to do it and one thing led to another and you know Forbes gave me a bunch of other awards. I’ve gotten to reach over a million people with what I do. And it’s kind of amazing. And so that’s how it all went down.

 

Scott Barlow: Super cool. I have so many questions. so first of all I’m really curious. You were getting promoted really quickly. You’re getting all of those opportunities and it seemed at least the way that you described it. It was very much just what they’re sort of putting in front of you as far as opportunities. And I’m really curious if that’s how it actually felt in the moment or whether it felt different. But I’m curious most of all why you think that we always seem to go after what somebody else wants versus asked that question that you asked which was who do I want to be?

 

Christie Mims: Yeah that’s a great least resistance and because it’s really really hard to fight conventional wisdom. If everyone around you is saying oh you should stay on the same path, oh you should go after for that promotion, and your company is saying that your friends are saying that, your family saying that, your spouse is saying that it’s really hard to fight that. It takes so much energy and momentum it takes overcoming so much fear. And I think it’s the path of least resistance in many ways to rationalize it. And I think that’s why most of us just keep staying on it.

 

Scott Barlow: I think you’re right. And I’m thinking about this for myself too. For some reason I’ve noticed that I have like a tendency to not do what everybody else is doing and I found myself listening to actually Rage Against The Machine the other day which is the first time I’ve heard Rage Against the Machine for a number of years but I used to listen to all the time in high school and one of the songs like f you I won’t do what you tell me was beating that over and over and over again. It’s like what was it because I was listening to Rage Against the Machine that all of a sudden I didn’t want to do what everybody else is doing or what’s going on here but I am curious what really prompted you to break away from that eventually.

I mean aside from you’re getting crazy eye going on and children of the corn type thing as you’re trying not to tell your boss no. But was there anything before that or was it was a gradual work up or like what was sort of the defining pieces that that took place?

 

Christie Mims: A couple of things. One was just the overwhelming misery. Like I literally could not continue to live like that. And that built up over time. The other thing that I think happened was, well a couple of things. A lot of times we complain about things and we sort of half ass . Oh I hate my job actually can anyone hate my boss. Maybe I should. I don’t want to do this anymore. We complain about it but we don’t actually take action. And I think for me what happened was I finally started to stop complaining and started to take real action. And before that I was just hiding behind my complaints .  So those two things helped me kind of overcome my biology because I think our biology wants us to stay safe our biology wants us to stay on the beaten path because we know that’s how you pay your rent that’s how you put food on the table or table you meet your you know your biggest needs right as a human. And so that really that’s a strong pull to not rock the misery and my just taking action so I could see that other people are making a living doing interesting things.

 

It helped spur me to overcome sort of that stasis that I think a lot of us fall into. One other thing happened,  it was after I knew I was going to become a coach. I’d already taken all the steps needed to start. I was just waiting  for the right moment if you will which I kept putting off. A friend of mine, a colleague died. He was my age and I just thought to myself What am I waiting for so that was what helped push me to finally put in my resignation and really really take that step. I was just waiting, I had done the work I just hadn’t quite like signed the papers if you will. So yeah that put it in perspective that helped me put it in perspective.

 

Scott Barlow: That is is morbid or whatever you want to call it as it sounds like every time somebody close around me passes away. I don’t know. That’s a huge amount of motivation. I don’t feel bad for drawing motivation from that because I think that to some degree that’s what they would want. But it feels weird and sounds weird as I say it that I get a whole bunch of motivation to move forward. You know from other people dying.

 

Christie Mims: No but I know exactly though I guess you’re right because it just ends. You always can have an excuse but that’s not going to change anything so why not take a risk.

 

Scott Barlow: Exactly. Very very much so. And OK so we we covered that you know that led you down the path of of saying hey well maybe you should explore coaching. OK. Well now I’ve got my coaching certification. You know I should probably do this but I’m ignoring it for a while. OK now I need to do this. And you got on that train. So what did that look like from there? I’m super curious.

 

Christie Mims: From when I first started coaching or when I started my business and really got going?

 

Scott Barlow: When you started your business and really got going. What did the first year or so look like? And I’m super curious because we’ve got so many HTYCers that are making a career change right now. But then a lot of them want to make a secondary step of starting something on the side or starting a business. So I’m curious what your journey looked like.

 

Christie Mims: Wacky pants.

 

Scott Barlow: But of course I would expect nothing else from you Christie.

 

Scott Barlow: Yes. I mean I quit without any clients so I had no income from my business on day one. So that was terrifying. And then I was sitting there in my apartment in D.C. looking over a really ugly concrete parking lot. This is not the life I want to lead. I don’t think I want to be in Washington anymore because I no longer have to be. So where would I go. And so I made the decision very quickly to move to San Francisco. So the first six months of my business were a weird conglomeration of getting rid of my apartment selling all of my stuff moving with a friend for a couple of months while I got ready to move to San Francisco and then driving across country and setting up.

 

And so that was both awesome because I felt like I was walking my walk as a person. But it slowed my business growth a little bit. I had a lot going on but once I got to San Francisco things really started to take off for me. So that allowed me a sort of physical freedom which allowed me to embrace who I was a little bit more in my business a little bit. And so doing that helped me start to close. In the beginning I did one on one private coaching which my business is way too big for me to do that anymore. But it allowed me to close this first VIP clients which you know started to bring in a really really good income. So by the time I’d been in business for a year I was actually really really in a much more stable place than I had been.

 

Scott Barlow: In that first year and beyond you said I needed to embrace who I am. And you said I started to allow my personality to shine through and I’m curious what that looked like for you because I think that that is key for people in any career journey regardless of whether you own a business or whether you are working with somebody else. I mean people are generally happier when they go through that transgression is what I’ve observed. It also is not easy. So I’m curious what that looked like for you. Because I know that during that time there’s so much growth.

 

Christie Mims: That’s a great question. I so wish we had visuals because I could show you my different website when I first started I was like I’m a career coach. Let me help you with all aspects of your career and a very boring black and white way. And I just sort of was afraid. I didn’t have my face on any of my materials. I wasn’t  super corporate but I was super bland in terms of how I talked about myself, how I marketed the materials that I presented, and I also felt like I’m a career coach I can help you with anything in the world of career and everything. I’ve been a hiring manager, I’ve hired fired people, I’ve mentored people, I’ve interviewed people, I’ve you know all this other stuff I can’t do everything and that wasn’t my interest. And so when I realized it was what my interest is helping people find work that they love; the passion piece, that more than anything. And then I stopped. I said OK so let me forget the rest of it to some degree and focus on that first piece of the puzzle. And then I said who am I. You know I’m not corporate. I write a little differently. Like I want to have fun helping people with their careers even though I take it very seriously. It doesn’t have to be this terrible painful process. Why not make fun of it like have some fun with it while I do it. So I started to blog a lot more honestly and with a lot more humor.

 

You know I started to occasionally use a little word here and there. My website is unlike any corporate website you’ve ever seen because it’s so bright. And that’s part of who I am. I want people to feel a sense of momentum and brightness and movement when they think about their career. Some people hate it and that’s fine. I would rather that or rather you either love it or hate it because that means f you hate it you can go find someone that you love and get the help that you need. That’s awesome and if you love it I can help you. And that’s great too. So to write more in my real voice I started to be less worried about what other people think or what corporate or what professional is. And I really focused on who I wanted to help and why. And in doing that allowed me to be even more of myself.

 

Scott Barlow: How do you advise people to and I’m always looking for different ways to do this because it’s something that comes up again and again and again, how do you advise people to think about that if they’re not in total control like you had your business? And although that first year may not have felt like you’re in total control ultimately I mean you get to make the decisions that either sink or swim you or whatever insert your cliched analogy here. But how do you think about that in terms of what would you recommend for other people that are really trying to find themselves be able to express themselves especially if they’re within that corporate environment or whatever else it might be?

 

Christie Mims: That’s a great question. Yeah if you’re working for someone else it’s a little bit different. But one of the things that has always helped me and this is true whether you are an employee or you’re a business owner or whatever, is to think about your biggest personality traits that are positive and how you want to harness them and how you want to communicate them to others. Because you can be known for being a strategic thinker. You can be known for being the person who is calm in a crisis, you can be known for being the person who has a great sense of humor who’s able to connect with people. And so just kind of thinking to yourself what about me is me. What about me do I really like and that is valuable in this corporate environment? Ask yourself those two questions and then start to really socialize with yourself. Like if I want to be known for these things let me really think about how we want to be known for these things. Let me start talking about a little bit and say things like Yeah you know I’m happy to talk to that difficult client because you know I’m really calm in a crisis. And just putting it out there in the world and I think that’s the way to start to take control and to own the best part of you in a way that’s going to facilitate your career.

 

Scott Barlow: I love that. Absolutely love that I think when you do that too then you begin to get feedback and almost the same way that you described your website. Like some people are going to love it. So people are going to hate it. And for the people that are going to hate it then you can slowly remove those in your life.

 

Christie Mims: Yeah. And those people can find help from a person that they’re going to listen to and that’s that’s great for them. Good. Like you know awesome if I can’t help you I want to find someone who can. So yeah. And  I did the same thing for me. I said you know who am I. I’m someone with a sense of humor. I’m someone who is a little offbeat. I’m someone how can I express that. So if you look at my website you’ll see that.

 

Scott Barlow: We will see. We will drop below links into the show notes and everything like that but I would encourage you to go over there check it out. Oh trust me you will see. So behind the scenes here, and I don’t know if I told you this or not I can remember how all this came about or exactly how we met or anything I should remember. Now I feel bad that I’m saying this, this is going out to like thousands of people and stuff but I remember seeing your website for the first time – I have to know this person because it was apparent that you had already gone through that I don’t know transformation/transgression whatever you want to call the thing where you get comfortable enough with yourself that you’re willing to express it to the world. And yes and I think also that’s the reason for some of my other questions that we were just talking about. I think that’s part of why that’s so important. Once you get comfortable enough with yourself, you have a tendency to attract more people to you because people want to be around others that are confident enough themselves that they’re willing to express themselves.

 

So first of all that was that inaction.  I must drop you an email or something maybe two or three people mentioned you. We’ve got some mutual friends so that must have been how it went down That’s right. Like three people in a row told me hey have you met Christie you have to meet Christie and then nobody introduced me. So I’m just going to email her and make my own introduction. Finally here we are  a year or so later. So let me ask you, you mentioned you went through all this. You went through the whole career coach thing. You said hey I can help you with anything. Let me help everybody awesome, New Business. And then eventually you said OK I love this passion piece. So I would love to have a conversation with you about passion.

 

I know you and I had earmarked to have this discussion because we haven’t had a chance to go too deep into it but I’m super curious, one because passion is a question I get a lot of questions about.

 

Christie Mims: Yeah it’s the number one most asked question I get too.

 

Scott Barlow: And there’s so much confusion around it too. So I’m hoping we can talk a little bit about this. But first of all before we get into any of it and I’m just curious your thoughts around passion, \why passion as opposed to anything else? How do you even define passion like what are we? What are we actually talking about here Christie.

 

Christie Mims: Oh my gosh that was that was like three questions. Why was I so interested in passion or why do I want people to be more interested in passion?

 

Scott Barlow: Let’s start with what do you define as passion and by the way so I said I’m sorry but I’m really not sorry because that’s me. I asked 17 at a time. That’s how I roll. You don’t like it listen to another podcast though.

 

Christie Mims: So two ways. So the first way that I define it is passion is who you are. Your job is how you express it.

 

Scott Barlow: Oh I like that

 

Christie Mims: Great. What do you mean when people are like OK let’s get down and dirty and how do you start to figure out your passion? This is a much fairer conversation than we can have on this podcast however. So what I tell people to start with because there’s so much around the topic of passion, passion is interest and engagement – interest and engagement. So that means you’re not just reading the time involved in it in some way. So those two things together are how I talk about passion

 

Scott Barlow: OK. So that is part of the reason I love that is because that is drastically different than how I’ve heard passion defined or applied before.

 

Christie Mims: Awesome. Let’s get it off the beaten path.

 

Scott Barlow: That’s probably why I like it. That makes sense to me now. This is all starting to become clear. Finally just one podcast conversation. I knew there’s a reason I like you Christie, maybe 17 of them. But along those notes then how do we actually really do something with that. Because we started out this conversation where you like civil war. Yeah that’s where it’s at. You were passionate about that to some degree right. But then decided that wasn’t the right way to express it because you said hey a job is one of the ways that you’re expressing it. Right. So how do how do we even think about that and how do you decide what is the right ways to express it? Because that’s the question that I get constantly is like hey I love golf. I eat and breathe golf. I am not going to be pro. What do I do Scott? Dump it on your doorstep.

Christie Mims: No no that’s a great question. How do you decide?

So the first thing is like when I tell people to separate passion from the job because the bigger the grander scale of things, because let’s say you decide your passion is to be a neurosurgeon right or your passion is to be Beyonce. That’s my true story. I’m not Beyonce. So does that mean I have no passion in life right. You know if I’m a neurosurgeon and I lose the use of my hands is my life over. No.

Passion is bigger. It’s who you are coupled with what you have to offer the world. And your job is that you can express that in so many different ways. Your passion is like a north star. And your job is fueled by your passion.

So that’s the first thing. So this is why it gets confusing because I’m using passion a little fast and loose with the word passion right now I’m using it to to talk a little bit about jobs as well as a bigger better purpose for why we’re here. But someone who loves golf. I’d say golf is golf. It is not your passion your passion is actually greater than that. There’s something about physicality about something about the game, something that’s driving you. And golf is one way to express that. But there’s other ways to express it. So let’s step back and think about your passion first then the world.

 

Scott Barlow: Step 1 Realize that what you’re probably seeing is a manifestation of your passion. To some degree rather than the passion itself. Is that what you’re saying? So because passion is rooted in who you are and what you have to offer the world, it’s something that sort of grows with you. But it’s really intrinsic to you.

 

Christie Mims: But over the course of your life you’re going to have different interests. You’re going to be in different life stages. And so how you choose to express that passion would change the fact you might have kids now. And so there’s over time the way you choose to express your passion is going to evolve and change. That’s just a fact of life. Let me pause there.

 

Scott Barlow: Pause. No that’s perfect. Absolutely love that. I was just thinking about this too. This is really really interesting because we talk about something we call signature strengths on our show all the time and refer to it constantly. And what I’m realizing is there’s a little bit of overlap with how you think about passion compared to what we what we often call signature strengths. And I really particularly love it’s who you are. It’s greater than that. And I think that’s important regardless of what it’s called and whether it happens to be passion or anything else. I think that you’re 100 percent right. You’ve got to figure out these other things. The who you are portion of it before you can progress and really have any sustainable level of happiness.

 

Christie Mims: Right. This is a mistake that basically everyone makes. They just think about if I can just get any other job or another job I’ll be happy. And it’s like throwing spaghetti against a wall with no clue. And this is why people often end up in a new job, it’s unhappy or another job that’s unhappy and they can’t quite break the pattern. And the reason is they haven’t figured out what is driving them. And until they do that there are many people are kind of doomed to make that mistake again and again and again. The other thing that I want to offer and I talked about this in my community too is passion versus hobby. So when you talk about a job that’s really being fueled by your passion versus a hobby. Because I love chocolate. Chocolate is like a little hobby Yes I spent about another time but I’ve flown through the Brussels airport out of my way just to sprint around and get it, like anyway it doesn’t matter. The point is a passion fueled job is something you do even when it gets hard and a hobby is something you do because it’s easy.

 

Scott Barlow: Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on. Say that again. Let me make sure that I understand passion filled job. Something you do when it gets hard. And a hobby is something you do because it is easy. That is quite possibly the best way I’ve heard it but you know there we go.

 

Christie Mims: Mic drop.

 

Scott Barlow: And this is all folks come back for it. Yeah I know that that’s perfect. I love that definition. That’s like tweetable and awesome.

 

Christie Mims: Feel free to tag me.

 

Scott Barlow: OK let me  ask you two other notes on that. First of all before before we go too much further I gotta ask you about cheeky Christie. What’s the story?

 

Christie Mims: So twice in my younger years I spent a lot of time in Europe after college. So I I studied abroad in England but also I also taught for a year in England there I found it difficult to connect with English people which I was really surprised about because I thought you know we share the same language, I’m tall with fair skin. Like I don’t tan we should we should all get along. I know what I like. What I realized is that I should just forget it. Like everyone there is a stereotype to some degree and a little bit more reserved than I am. I’m going to smile at you in a very weird way and just come up and talk to you. And I found that they would forgive me because I was the cheeky American. Yes I was totally I’m like I’m here to tip well and smile a lot and make eye contact but yeah it was so weird because as soon as I was like Oh really friendly I found it much easier to connect and people like you are being the cheeky American. So that’s where my Skype handle comes from that.

 

Scott Barlow: OK so I’m taking notes because I think the day this airs I’ll be in London for the first time.

 

Christie Mims: Oh London that’s where I was bartending. Ah.

 

Scott Barlow: Oh yeah. Yeah. . So I’m giddy we didn’t even get into those stories now. Disappointed. We’ll have to do like round two sometime. Okay so what’s one place I should absolutely hit up?

 

Christie Mims: Gosh I think you should have high tea at the Savoy. Then you should go see Mouse Trap the longest running clan history. Agatha Christie it’s in the west and it’s not far from the Savoy you can have high theatre tea and then go. High theatre tea is a little bit more dinnery. Oh awesome and I love I mean personally I like total tourist. I love the Tower of London. I am such a fan.

 

Scott Barlow: That’s the real reason I invited you on.

 

Christie Mims: So I love London. Oh and have a street pasty get a steak or a chicken pasty on the street. Awesome. It’s just awesomeness. It’s cheese and flakiness and meat it’s hot. It’s good. I think the train station is where I used to go; train station food.

 

Scott Barlow: I will find out I will let you know, me and my family we will hunt down street pasties.

 

Christie Mims: Good, report back.

 

Scott Barlow: Oh yeah awesome. This has been a ton of fun. I am super curious for a couple of different things. One I know that you’ve got a whole bunch coming up even in the next few weeks here. Two questions.

 

One if people want more on passion. What would you recommend for them? And then second question where can people connect with you and get more info?

 

Christie Mims: If you want more passion. Today is a great day because today is the beginning of our five day totally free career happiness revolution passion challenge. And I’m going to give you the structure, the accountability, the knowledge that you need to start, to jump start figuring out what it is that you love to do. So for everyone. You’re welcome to sign up for it and join us at careerhappinessrevolution.com/htyc. It’s going to be awesome and I think it’s really hard to find your passion by yourself. But we’ve got a couple of thousand people who are signed up who are doing this and who are going to go through it with you. And so five days of awesomeness to help you figure out your passion. So I hope everyone signs up who’s listening. Get yourself there now. It starts today. And for everyone else, you can reach me at the revolutionaryclub.com and learn more about me and what I do.

 

Scott Barlow: Everything Christie I talked about will be over at happentoyourcareer.com/228 including where you can download the transcript for this episode and get a whole bunch of other tools that we’ve put into a bit of a step by step approach here.

 

Next week this is going to be such a fun episode. We talk about the science behind perfect timing with one of my favorite authors on the planet.That’s Dan Pink and back when I was working in H.R. I first heard him and I read his book “Drive” which honestly changed the way that not just me but many people looked at what motivates us. Join us next week right here on Happen to Your Career where Dan breaks down exactly how you can use timing and the science behind it in ways that you’d never imagined to become more productive at life and work. Until then I’ll see you later. Adios.

 

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