How to find your North Star


“The minute you choose to do what you really want to do. It’s a different kind of life.”

–Buckminster Fuller


One of the things I love about my job is setting my own schedule.  

Through my YouTube channel and my Academy, I also get to help people all over the world find their passion, channel their energies into it, and grow it into a sustainable business. YAY!

So many people come to me with really great ideas, and they’re not sure how to get started. I love helping them and seeing people transform from unsure to UNSTOPPABLE!

But what if you don’t know what you want to do? What if you’re not sure what your passion is? NO PROBLEM! The fact that you’re looking for something means you’re open and ready for change. So, how do you go about it if you don’t know WHAT change you want?

Here’s an exercise for you.

Close your eyes for a moment and envision yourself just waking up and getting ready to take on the day. Heck, if you want to try this tomorrow morning, do it! Either way, right now or tomorrow, is fine.

How do you fill the time just after you rise and grab your coffee? In this exercise, you’ve got a day all to yourself with zero responsibility. 

What is the first thing that you want to do? 

I know one person that lives and breathes the stock market. So, they head to their computer to watch all the stock prices rise and fall like a fascinating movie. Is that you? Or would you rather head to the kitchen and bake something? Or go for a run? 

Pick the one thing that you want more than any other to spend the morning doing. Whatever you choose, make a note of it.

After lunch, where to next? Back to your morning activity, or is it time to work on something new?

Make a note of your IDEAL afternoon activity. 

Dinner time arrives, you have a great time with loved ones. A good friend asks you to tell them all about your activities for the day. They know you’re skilled at it and want to know everything! Even if you’re still learning, give yourself credit! Acknowledge that you probably know a lot more than the average person. 

The next step is important. I want you to look back on your notes. Out of a million options on how you could have spent the day, you chose certain things.

Why did you make those choices? What about those activities made you happy? 

Now, take a look at everything you’ve written. How can you make money doing one of those things? Write down as many ways as you can think of.  

As they say, “once you find your true calling, you’ll never work another day in your life.”  

This is mostly true. You’ll always have days where you’re not thrilled about your task list. Believe me, though, it will be a lot easier to handle a boring task to support your PASSION than doing that same thing at a dead-end job.

If you’re serious about building a life you love, don’t wait! Get started today discovering your passion! Work EVERY DAY towards it. This is how you find your North Star. Your soul will love you for it.

I promise that next year you’ll be proud of who you’ve become. 



2 thoughts on “How to find your North Star”

  1. Greetings Kelly,

    This came a the right time.
    I need/want a change I am always on the sidelines trying, to made my mind up.
    I want/must move forward yet, I keep doing the same things over and over again…why?…often not for my benefit.

    I am 53 in Sept. feeling as if this is my last…hoping this if not my last chance for ‘True Change, Truly Being Who I Know I Want/Can Be’.

    Why do I feel I should champion everyone cause but my own..?..
    Deep down I know the answer..
    I need to ‘Know My Own Worth’


  2. I’m just now opening your North Star email that you sent yesterday the 28th. I’m so thankful that I’m not very attentive when it comes to checking my email, because I would have cheated myself out of the beautiful symbolism that your email has provided. Firstly, you sent your email out on a very significant 12th anniversary for me. On August 28, 2007, I had a dream that forever changed my life and I have watched that dream unfold for the last 12 years, it has been like an awesome puzzle. One thing that happened directly after having that dream was a desire to journal; so for 12 years now I have been journaling faithfully every morning and before going to bed. Through the years I have noticed a great deal of symbolism in my journaling, and that brings me to the second point of my comment. Let me share with you what I wrote in my journal this morning, it speaks for itself; “Is my North Star guiding me to something or someone? Or is my North Star guiding something or someone to me?” The North Star is another piece of the awesome puzzle that started so many years ago. Needless to say, I’m going to have a great deal of journaling to do tonight and for weeks to come I’m sure:) Thank you for your email, you have no idea what it means to me:)

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