In this episode I was joined by Damien Bartlett to talk about the important subject of following your passion. We discuss a range of topics related to this subject including advice for people trying to find their passion, how to overcome the fears of pursuing your passion and what to do when you feel like giving up. Damien and I both agree that following your passion is not always an easy road, but it is totally worth it.
Damien hails from Saskatoon and is an actor, writer, creator, barbrother, imperator, flow chaser who believes the deep now is everything. As an actor, Damien knows all to well the struggles that can arise when following your passion, and isn’t afraid to share them, but he does not regret one minute of his journey. Damien is also a fellow host with Live Your Legend LOCAL, and just an all around fun and inspiring guy to talk to. I really enjoyed this interview.
The show notes and links mentioned during this episode are listed at the bottom of the page.
Full Blab Replay:
- The Saskatchewan Arts Entrepreneurial & Business Development Program (02:20)
- Helps artists learn to build a business around their craft
- Live Your Legend (03:30)
- Damien’s Backstory on his passion of acting (05:40)
- Started with a vision he had when he was four years old
- Advice for people trying to find their passion (14:55)
- Peter Skagen – AuditionHell – Ask yourself: What do you want? What do you really want?
- Mark Manson – Screw Finding Your Passion – Look at what you are already doing, your passion is there
- Ben Fanning – The Quit Alternative – How to create a job you love without quitting
- What do people thank you for? What do people tell you you’re good at? What kinds of books do you read? What podcasts do you listen to?
- What to do when you want to give up on pursuing your passion (21:55)
- You are almost there, keep on going
- Stop comparing yourself with others
- Just do the next step, put one foot in front of the other
- How acting has helped Damien increase his impact in the world (28:45)
- How to overcome the fear of pursuing your passion (33:20)
- What Impact means to Damien (36:35)
- Connecting with others and creating ripples
- Jason Silva – New Billionaires (Impact One Billion Lives)
- What Damien is working on right now (46:30)
- Website and Brand will be launching soon!