Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC


What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.

Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist who helps visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses communicate with power and precision across media platforms. She consults with a wide range of experts, everyone from surgeons and social media celebs to startups and brand managers.

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  1. This helped so much!! Anybody that feels they have to be passionate about something needs to watch this !

  2. Wow! That was truly amazing. I am so grateful that I saw this video. Passion has been defined to me in the correct way for the first time.

  3. OMG! This is what I have been waiting my whole life, to hear. Thank you so much! I have listened to sooooo many Talks about ' Follow your dreams and passions'. But I didn't have any. I would ask myself this. What Store do I Shop at, that sold dreams and passions?

  4. Just finished watching a video about how to find your passion and not you’re telling me to stop looking for my passion. Can you people make up your mind already lol

  5. mmmmm I always loved music, but never thought it would be a career. So I studied marketing, I had several jobs until I got a job early in the morning that allowed me to start music conservatory at the age of 32 years old. ANd now, 10 years later I'm a music teacher, I'm a choral conductor graduate, and my whole life revolves around music. so, yeah, music is my passion and I should have followed it right after high school unfortunately, because other venues would have opened if I had got into it younger.

  6. I have always been passionate about everything that is science so I got to med school, I was doing great until I realized no one cares about science nowadays,, when ever when you hear someone speaking about passion, it's all about wealth and fame and making money through internet ,, I started feeling sort of old fashioned, and I hardly imagine my self to be successful through science and now I hate college so much , anyone please?

  7. I understand what she means and it helped solve my problem
    But the thing I am scared about is what if I take the wrong decision
    Like doing medical and thent later what if it really exhausts me and fills me with regret and sadness
    Please if anybody can help

  8. Yeah… I'm sure in 2020 one can get a random job that one does not know anything about that pays well enough to fund a family.

    There are pretty good pointers in this talk but in the end this is just 1 lifes story of someone who got lucky. But this is no roadmap to success/happiness.

  9. This is actually a good speech. I have multiple interests and how passionate I am about them fluctuates.

    Sure, if you're Christiano Ronaldo you can make a good living off your passion, but the truth is 99.99% are no Ronaldo.

  10. One and only person after osho who made some point on lies which 99% trainers or gurus teaches us . Kudos to this lady 🙏

  11. Cheers for the video content! Excuse me for butting in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you considered – Chiveard Discovering Potential Framework (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a great one of a kind guide for finding your true calling and achieving success without the normal expense. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my m8 finally got great success with it.

  12. Never thought of passion this way. I guess I had it easy. I knew Nursing was my passion. I watched videos on the career and on the schooling. Went to nursing school and don’t regret it.

  13. I'm a new graduate and i have no idea where to start or what i really want. And all this obscurity and stress was eating me out. Now i realize again that its all about the journey and oppurtinities. It's really exciting, though.

  14. Few days back I answered a interview for design engineer post. Worked in the same company as trainee for 2 yrs . During my interview my boss told me dat I'm not passionate about designing n told me to leave the room. I gave the best explanation possible even though I was not selected. Thank u for this video made me feel a lot better🙂


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