Take your passion and make it happen | Victor Benoun

Victor Benoun


I always root for the good guy. I want the underdog to have their moment of victory and triumph. I believe that evil will always eventually lose. A bit corny and trite? That’s okay.

There are times in life when I think we all lose our way for one reason or another. It’s not due to laziness or procrastination, but circumstances. Life has a way of getting in the way of our best intentions and without realizing it we drift away from what matters the most for us.

I was going through that recently; I was a bit overwhelmed at work, hadn’t had the time (or the desire) to exercise, and one of my dogs hasn’t been feeling that well. Circumstances were getting the best of me and controlling me. I felt tired and worn down.

At one point I sat down and watched some television and the 80’s movie, Flashdance, was on. I forgot what it looked like to want something so much and to be so passionate about it. That’s what Jennifer Beal’s character, Alex experiences. She wants to be a dancer more than anything else and to be accepted into the dance academy even though she lacks the formal training. I’ve seen the movie probably a dozen times if not more, so I know how it ends, and every time I see it I still root for the good guy (in this case the girl) and I want her to have her moment in the sun; and she does. But this time when I watched the movie it served as a reminder to go after what I want and to be passionate about it once more. I even experienced a tear of joy forming in my eye at her moment of triumph and accomplishment and I wanted that same feeling, so here I go. I told you I can be corny.

I love to write, but haven’t done much of it recently (so I start now). I love magic but had spent little time practicing, so over the holiday weekend I practiced, and I love coaching so I invested in a program to help me better serve my clients.

If you feel the same way like you’ve lost your way and are not passionate about what you are doing, and need to find your way back, then I invite you to please join me at this time; take your passion and make it happen, and discover again what is important to you. Take this time and commit to yourself that this is your moment in the sun and your time to triumph, and that everything is possible, because it is. And, in a flash, it can happen!