Technology and Management Solutions Pursuit of Passionate Purpose
    July 2015
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What Is Fervor?

My theme in 2015 is "Be a SUNFLOWER." Each letter of the word aligns with one of the traits of successful Passionate Pursuers. F stands for Fervor. Fuel your pursuits with intense passion. From p. 53 in Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, "When you are passionate, you have intense zeal, fervor, and devotion. Passion reflects interest, enthusiasm, and excited involvement. You will find what you are passionate about at the intersection of your values and gifts. Passionate Pursuers have clearly defined convictions based on their core beliefs, morals, ideology, and ethics. They know who they are and what is meaningful to them, and they align their values with their talents to spark passion."

Foster Passion

There are days when you feel like you're running on empty. Your fuel for your pursuit seems to be gone. We have all been there. How to nurture passion? Look at p. 71-75 in the book for more details, and follow these tips.

Practical Pointers
Clarify. Probe further into your values and gifts. Look for ways to increase your sense of meaningfulness and competency.
Experiment. Try things that are worthwhile for which you have some interest but not necessarily great passion, and experiment with stimulating passion. Passion can be developed.
Cultivate. Nurture and intensify passion with any activity by concentrating with more and more one-pointedness on the activity.
Transfer. Remember pleasurable sensations, image, and talk associated with a pursuit of passionate purpose that was on track. Know that you can rekindle that passion and transfer it to other experiences.
Remove. Determine what blocks your passion and find ways to reduce the impact of this hindrance.
Ask for help. Surround yourself with people who will provide support.
Rest and recharge. Sometimes you just need a break in order to reconnect with your inner self. Are you burned out? Have you been burning the candle at both ends? Forgive yourself for just being human. Sleep in, take a day off, go on a walk in nature, do nothing, watch the hummingbirds, meditate, breathe, and hang out in your hammock.


Fervor or passion is the fuel for our pursuits. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel reminds us that "We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion." Take steps to foster your passion: clarify, experiment, cultivate, transfer, remove blocks, ask for help, and rest.

Upcoming Public Events

August 17-19, 2015. SpeechTEK 2015 conference in New York City. Theresa and Radish Systems will speak. Learn more and meet Theresa at SpeechTEK.

September 9-11, 2015. CTIA Super Mobility conference in Las Vegas. Theresa and Radish will participate. Book a meeting with Theresa.

September 17-18, 2015. Theresa attends Astia 2015 Portfolio Gathering in San Francisco. Astia is a highly-curated, highly-engaged, global community of experts — men and women — committed to the success of world-class women-led, high-growth ventures.

September 30, 2015. Prime Health of Colorado shark tank. Theresa will attend. Learn more and see you there.

Practical Information for You

GIVE THE GIFT OF PASSIONATE PURPOSE. You can buy my book at the Passionate Purpose Store. It's a meaningful gift that keeps on giving.

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BLOG. Check out my latest Radish Sprouts blog posts about business, career, and life performance. There you'll learn about LIVE YOUR PASSION: Follow the 2-4-6 Formula.

Be a SUNFLOWER in 2015!

Theresa M. Szczurek, Ph.D., CMC®
Radish CEO, Entrepreneur, Author, and Speaker

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