Stay on Course: Follow Your Heart & Passion

by Sunni Chapman

I am not a runner, I never have been and I never will be. I have to be honest and admit that I gave it a shot today. I went for a short run, thinking, “I can push myself, I have endurance”   but after a bit I started asking myself, “what is so fun about running?
The lesson I learned when my new running hobby came up lame after a few meters is that   people often fail when trying new things without preparing properly or when doing something that really doesn’t fit who they are.  It’s easy to become frustrated and exhausted when expending time, money and energy doing things that we have no business doing in the first place.
Conversely, the opposite is true when doing things that are aligned with who we are.It’s easy and often energizing to stay on-track while following a course we are passionate about as we push ourselves to achieve greater success.
It’s human nature to think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. The honest truth is that if we keep our focus on our own yard and tend to the things that need our attention, weed, water and fertilize then we likely will have our own beautiful sea of green to enjoy within our own domain.

Be happy where you are, love what you do and persist always in what your heart guides you to do.

My philosophy is that wallets belong in purses or rear pockets for a reason,   and the reason is so that we don’t focus on the money all the time.  Yes, of course, money is important, we need to earn it, but if our heart is only guided by the pursuit of it, we can easily be led off course where we can fatigue, become discouraged and potentially fail altogether.
I know that many are struggling right now for a variety of reasons like global politics and terrorist attacks.   It seems like only coupon shoppers who want to travel cheaply are actively looking for our help this year.
My advice to you is to STAY THE COURSE,  and know that what has worked well for you in the past will continue to in the future as long as you are following your heart and your passion.  You may need to make a minor tweak here or there, but there is no reason to make wholesale changes or search for someone to rescue you because you think you cannot do it anymore.
I hope to hear from you.  Let me know what you’ve seen in this year’s travel trends and what you see differently this year than in years past. If you need someone to talk to or bounce ideas off of, I am here to help.
BTW…have you heard that our fam trips for this fall are now full?  We are so excited to be taking another group of agents on an educational journey with us again. Next year…maybe Sicily, maybe Puglia, maybe Tuscany, maybe just the 3 big cities…stay tuned!


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