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The Passion Book

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Psssst…

I’ve got a new book coming out in July 2017.

You’ll like this one. It’s about…passion.

How to unwrap your passion and create the life you truly want.

I spent the last several years asking a lot of people about passion. I took all the lessons I learned and put them in this book. It was a lot of FUN to write this one, because when you interview passionate people about the stuff that lights them up, drives them forward, or allows them to savor life–you get all kinds of really cool answers and life lessons.

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If you want to be among the first to know when the book is released, sign up here:

Yes, let me in on this passion stuff! 

Your passion matters.

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Unwrapping Your Passion: Interview with Carole Cannon

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When I met Carole Cannon at a Passion Test workshop, we connected immediately. Every bit of Carole screams PASSION! Carole’s journey hasn’t been an easy one. Carole lost her last child from a placenta abruption during childbirth and almost lost her own life as well. Her husband died of a heart attack at the age of 42, leaving Carole to raise their five children alone.

Carole found her passion at a rummage sale. Someone dropped off a massage table. The table triggered an “Ah ha” moment as Carole realized she could become a massage therapist. The clues were present all along: in high school, Carole used to give massages to friends.

In this interview, Carole talks about discovering her passion and what it means to wake up and love your life:

 

I've been doing a lot of speaking at schools with deaf and hard of hearing students as well as parents, due to two books geared to those audiences, The Parenting Journey, Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.   I also have a presentation designed for all students called "The Gift of a Different Ability."

More and more, I'm getting requests to do a two-hour "Unwrapping Your Passion" workshop. This is a fun, interactive session geared toward discovering your top five passions and creating a life around what you really want most. As a certified Passion Test Facilitator and Passion Coach, I especially enjoy this topic!

If your school, organization, or business would like a speaker who walks on water (yeah, my other passion is barefoot water skiing!), contact me at karen@karenputz.com or 630-405-6262.

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The Speaker Journey

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A year ago, I embarked on a journey of becoming a speaker. In reality, I had been speaking for years and years, but I shifted my focus to specific topics and audiences. I especially wanted to target the areas of parenting, overcoming adversity, and passion.  It’s been a year of travel, learning, and lots of fun in the process. The best reward of all always comes in the form of feedback– smiles, laughter, or tears.  I especially love it when teachers share their amazement at having their students captivated and engaged, because that’s a tough audience to entertain!

I’ve been doing a lot of speaking at schools with deaf and hard of hearing students as well as parents, due to two books geared to those audiences, The Parenting Journey, Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.   I also have a presentation designed for all students called “The Gift of a Different Ability.”

More and more, I’m getting requests to do a two-hour “Unwrapping Your Passion” workshop. This is a fun, interactive session geared toward discovering your top five passions and creating a life around what you really want most. As a certified Passion Test Facilitator and Passion Coach, I especially enjoy this topic!

If your school, organization, or business would like a speaker who walks on water (yeah, my other passion is barefoot water skiing!), contact me at karen@karenputz.com or 630-405-6262.

Dave Ramsey Show. I'm pretty sure the scream will be so loud that deaf people will be able to hear it!

In addition to the radio show, I had the honor of guest posting as well:

Unwrapping Your Passion

The 30-minute replay of the show can be heard here:

Unwrapping Your Passion on the Iron Jen Show

Transcript and captions provided by SpeechtText Access:

 Unwrapping Your Passion Transcript

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Unwrapping Your Passion, The Iron Jen Radio Show

Early this morning, I shared one of my favorite topics, “Unwrapping Your Passion” on the Iron Jen Radio Show with Jen McDonough. The show was captioned live, enabling deaf and hard of hearing people to join in.

Jen and I crossed paths over on Dan Miller’s site, 48days.net.   I was inspired and fascinated by her journey to becoming an Ironman athlete and her family’s journey to pay off over $200,000 of debt. In June, Jen and her family will unleash their “debt free” scream on the Dave Ramsey Show. I’m pretty sure the scream will be so loud that deaf people will be able to hear it!

In addition to the radio show, I had the honor of guest posting as well:

Unwrapping Your Passion

The 30-minute replay of the show can be heard here:

Unwrapping Your Passion on the Iron Jen Show

Transcript and captions provided by SpeechtText Access:

 Unwrapping Your Passion Transcript