About

If you’ve ever thought, “I’m meant for something more than this,” then you’re in the right place.

If you’ve ever felt frustrated, overwhelmed, or just plain clueless when it comes to finding work you love, then my aim is to help you find precisely what you were born to do.

Because I’ll also bet that you feel you have so much to give. It’s like you’re brimming with creative energy. If only you could find the right thing to pour it into.

Who the Hell is Dan Mowinski?

My name’s Dan Mowinski and I’m the founder of Meant for Something More.

Me in the lovely town of Ubud in Bali.

I was born in England, did a degree in philosophy at the University of London, and currently run an online business. I also like hiking and beer.

After lots of false starts, failed projects, and a little too much navel-gazing, I eventually found my passion. I now run a blog about gardening called Urban Turnip and I’ve spent the last three years travelling the world. I’ve been fortunate enough to call places like Thailand, Bali, Philippines, Nepal and even a remote island of Indonesia home.

I love to write and my aim in this little pocket of cyberspace is to share some of the things I’ve learned along the way.

What You’ll Learn on This Site

When it comes to “passion”, there seem to be two schools of thought.

On the one hand, there’s the “scientific” stance. The reasoning goes something like this: ideas like “calling”, “purpose”, and “passion” aren’t really valid anymore. We all have interests and talents. It’s about picking one and running with it. According to the research, job satisfaction derives from your ability to achieve things like mastery and flow.

On the other is a more “spiritual” way of tackling the problem. In this view, your ‘calling’ is something provided by the universe. It’s already within you and comes from a deep, mysterious place. It’s about listening to that “inner voice”.

I want to draw insights from both. I believe that passion fundamentally is something that comes from an innate, partly unknowable part of you. It requires an “opening up” to your intuition and – if I’m allowed to use this word – your soul. But I also think that passion needs to be shaped and honed in the furnace of the real world, with all its practicalities and limitations. You need to work from a deep place. But you also need to be pragmatic.

You’ll learn three things on Meant for Something More:

  • How to identify the work you were born to do. 
  • Practical tips to make a living from your passion. 
  • How to work more creatively, soulfully and productively. 

If that sounds good, then I hope you’ll stick around.

Here’s How to Get Started…

If you’ve got this far, I’ll assume you like the idea of Meant for Something More. Or you’re at least willing to give it a chance!

I recommend the following three articles to get started:

  • How to Find Your Passion: The Most Important Advice You’ll Ever Receive
  • The Destructive Belief Stopping You From Finding Your Passion
  • 27 Ways to Make Money from Your Passion in the Next 24 Hours
  • A Review of “Find Your Life Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle (My recommended course for passion-hungry people.)

Before you go, drop me an email!

I know loads of bloggers ask readers to get in touch without really meaning it. But I really want to hear from you.

So why not email me at [email protected] and tell me the biggest frustration you’re currently facing on the path to passion?

I’ll look forward to hearing from you!