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Start With Why

Becoming a Better Version of Yourself

I’m convinced that if we focus on finding and building the best version of ourselves it makes everything else better, including ourselves. Using others as a benchmark has a place, but more often it is a race to bottom. We… Continue Reading →

Trust

In this particular chapter in Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek, he talks about trust and how trust forms a critical foundation for innovation and success. None of this is surprising to… Continue Reading →

Defining My Mission | My WHY

Background I’m working through Chris Brogan’s Owner’s Path course, an exploration and challenge to put into practice what it means to really own your business. One of the first exercises was to set a mission statement. I spent a fair… Continue Reading →

Money is a Result Not a Belief

Reading more from Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek. In a previous post I reflected on the affect of different WHYs. I liked this quote about the confusion around money and it’s… Continue Reading →

Are You Inspired or Swayed?

Here’s a great section from Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action by Simon Sinek. Great leaders, in contrast, are able to inspire people to act. Those who are able to inspire give people a sense of… Continue Reading →

Start With Why

  Lots of people talk about this TED talk, but I wonder how many have really watched the whole thing and absorbed the message. I’ve tried to watch it a few times, but usually while trying to do something else…. Continue Reading →

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