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Do you have a passion project? Why *now* is the time to start one!

Ernest Barbaric

There will be a time when you'll think back to this very moment and either regret that you didn't act, or cherish that you did.

I believe passion projects are incredibly important. Both for our own well being and as our contribution to the world. Learn how two regular people started theirs, what they've gained as a result, and you too can get started.

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  • Serena Star Leonard

    I am a big fan of passion projects! My life has changed so dramatically when I stopped doing what I thought I "should" do and started being creative in making my passion projects work for my life. Our latest one is where we travel the world collecting stories of people who make a difference to their communities. We are only 2 years in and every day is now an adventure :)
    I would love to interview you for one of my websites if you would be keen!

    • Ernest Barbaric

      Breaking through that barrier has been a huge, HUGE transformative experience for me as well.

      5.5 sounds like a really great project :)

      I'm not sure if I have anything really great to contribute for an interview, but if I can help - definitely get in touch at hello [at] and we can chat!

      Thanks again for reading & sharing :)

  • Amber Hahto

    I really appreciated this post. It's quite timely. After hemming & hawing for close to a year and a half a friend and I finally launched our own Passion Project this past week. The whole point was to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients...the only way we knew how was through art.

    • Ernest Barbaric

      Hi Amber - that's amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

      Would you be interested in doing a podcast interview? I'd love to find out more about this story and share it.

      • Amber Hahto

        Oh wow! I would be honored to, yes. Our story isn't unique, but I would love to inspire someone else to do something similar.

  • Semhal Tekeste

    This is fantastic. I started my own Project Passions a few years ago and launched a site for it not long ago (, and needed the boost to revisit and revive it. I too am a strong supporter of sharing other peoples stories and spreading....GOOD!

    Thanks again for posting this! :)

  • Lee Shaari

    I am into this move too. Thanks for sharing. We have a lot to give.

    • Ernest Barbaric

      Thanks Lee :) Everyone does, but it seems to get beaten out of us by the time we start working and paying bills.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It's great you took the initiative to reach out and tell people's stories. I think one of the best things you can do is just ask.

    • Ernest Barbaric

      Thank you :) I started doing that this year, and it's great. I learn a lot and folks who share their insights get to tell their story and gain a little bit more exposure.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        It's a great way to expand your network too! I did that a lot with Push for Good on While the Saturday roundup is no longer, the hub still flourishes because people always love posting about their crowdsourcing projects: