Speakers without passion are dull and lifeless and are great for putting an audience to sleep. Plus, no passion = eventual giving up! If you're a speaker just for the money and not passionate about speaking/your topic, you will eventually tire of your message. There's no mojo where there's no passion.
The day that I made a simple list of all the things that I love in life was a turning point. I looked at the list and got really excited! I asked myself, "How can I combine all of the things on this list into a career?" Without figuring out how to do it (I was enthused and not knowing how was not going to stop my new mojo), I came up with an idea for a humanitarian TV network called NOWW TV.
I wasn't sure how to create the TV network, so I created my speaker coaching business as a stepping stone towards the TV programming and am still on my path to create NOWW TV. Do you see that passion is about the future? Because when you have a passion for something, it's about creating something in the future. Passion for something is a "calling forth." It's about something happening now and continually and it inspires YOU. Your passion is your true north, your true joy.
Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Vision and passion go hand in hand about creating a future that inspires, motivates, and captures people's imagination. While you are contemplating your future as a public speaker, you can keep your message fresh by ensuring you are igniting your passion, which is your true mojo.
Have you lost your mojo? Would you like help with identifying your true passion or just getting back? Try this simple exercise. Make a list of everything you love in life, without judging any of it. For example, a friend of mine loves to do laundry! No matter how trivial a thing, if you love it, list it. Then take a look at your list and see how just looking at it inspires you. Perhaps you'll find a whole new twist to your next speaking engagement (or your career or your life!).