Posts Tagged ‘Purpose’
Two years ago, I had the priviledge to attend EO Alchemy.
Among the speakers that inspired me the most was Simon Sinek.
This video bellow shows a leader who lost his sense of purpose and how he reconnected with it. That’s a great lessons for all leaders and inspiring ones.
Here is quick summary of the story.
Simon traveled to Afghanistan on a military visit and found himself in the middle of an attack at the base. Instead of feeling inspired by what he saw and trying to support and help out, he panicked and lost his nerves. Though Sinek is typically a great and kind guy, he became rude, selfish, and did whatever he could to get out of there, even if it meant offending people or putting himself before those in need. At one point, he realized that he had lost sight of his purpose.
Upon this realization, he decided to turn that train around. He reconnected with his purpose—to serve those who serve others—and instantly felt at peace. He got to work and spent the rest of his mission volunteering and doing whatever he could to lend a hand.
Another profound point made by Sinek is about leadership. He said, “The cost of leadership is self-interest…You are not a leader because you own a company. You are not a leader because everyone reports to you. You are not even a leader because you make tons of money. You’re a leader when you decide the people you serve are your employees.”
In the video below, my mentor, Simon Sinek, shares some insights and tips about using your why to find a job you love.
What does your “why” mean to you? Why should you use your why to find the job you love?
Your why is your single purpose, cause or belief that serves as the unifying, driving and inspiring force for yourself.
As an individual, your Why guides your ideal and most fulfilling decisions, such as finding a job you love, maintaining friends you trust and buying the brands to which you’re most loyal.
Need help to discover your Why? Check out my video. I am giving you 3 simple steps to help you uncover your Why. Click here
This is a very inspirational talk with Scott Dinsmore.
Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community .
Daniel Pink on “the surprising science of motivation,” a TED talk that is one of many resources Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher and author, uses in this post.
Today, in lieu of a lesson plan, The Learning Network, New York Times – Education, has invited Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher and author, to write a guest post that brings together a number of recent Times and Learning Network pieces about motivation — and shows practical ways teachers can use them to help students learn to exert self-control, gain self-confidence and motivate themselves to learn and achieve. Read full post here
Simon Sinek spends nearly every single day talking about what it means to live your Why – to live with a sense of purpose, cause or belief. But what happens when we wake up one day without a sense of purpose or cause? What happens when we used to have clarity and it slips away?
That is what happened to him. But it didn’t happen over a career. The feelings were exaggerated so much that it felt like he lived an entire life in just one day.
This is what he learned.
Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the conference EO Alchemy in Los Angeles.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow.
Here are some of my favorite videos.