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Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion

Five Creativity Exercises to Find Your Passion
Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century British Prime Minister, once said, "Man is only great when he acts from passion." For today's aspiring entrepreneur, exploring avenues of creativity to find your passion is likely the quickest route to increase your chances of launching a successful business. Where to start? Here, five exercises to help you uncover your passion. Exercise 1 - Revisit your childhood. What did you love to do? Levit suggests making a list of all the things you remember enjoying as a child. "Research shows that there is much to be discovered in play, even as adults," Levit says. Revisit some of the positive activities, foods and events of childhood. Exercise 2 - Make a "creativity board." "The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of your intention -- who you want to become or what you want to create -- your awareness and passion will grow," Michalko says. Related: Bridging the Gap Between Passion and Profits Related: An Introduction to Business Plans

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