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CSUEB grad helping to determine life's passion

Headshot of Brian Slater '10, life coach and CSUEB business administration alumnus

Brian Slater '10 (Photo: courtesy of Brian Slater)

  • May 22, 2013 5:00am

"Life today is very fast and flooded with information coming to us from all directions,” said Cal State East Bay grad and life coach Brian Slater ’10, business administration. “The only way to know your passion –whether as a college student or at any age -- is to want to know it."

In his new “Do What You Love” ebook collection, Slater offers a ‘confidence building package’ to help readers determine their passion and make meaningful life changes.  One tip is to keep a small notepad or journal with you and write down everything that inspires you throughout the day, right when it happens.  “After a few weeks you will begin to see a pattern of where your passion and inspiration stems from,” he advises.

As the title implies, he wrote his ebooks as a way to “help people see the routine and teach them how to break it to do what they love.  Be it career, confidence or socialization or just having more passion and excitement.”

He admits that he didn’t discover his own life passion until 2011 when he first heard about the life coaching profession, “It felt like a perfect fit and really something that I have been doing for a long time.” After a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy, Slater transferred to CSUEB from San Diego.   He said he was immediately impressed by the upbeat and friendly campus atmosphere. “I felt like the professors and faculty really wanted me to challenge myself to create and grow as a student and as a person.” He credits Marketing Professor Sweety Law, Associate Management Professor Gregory Theyel and Lecturers Rochelle Nameroff and Julie Stein for helping him to succeed at CSUEB.

His advice for soon-to-be college graduates? Graduates should clear their schedule and take the time to write down their dreams and goals for the future.  They should honestly determine their strengths and weakness because this will help them weed out the right job position or entrepreneurial endeavor.  “I think a lot of people have a misconception of this idea of goal setting and awareness as being a chore or too time consuming,” said Slater. “This is your life, you get one shot, why not give it a little planning to help it turn out the way you envision it?

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