Finding your why - will have a massive influence on your success

Finding your why before deciding to become a self-employed business owner will have a massive positive influence on your success. Learn these lessons from governmental and other big business mistakes.

Many events can cause disaster for people in the world including:

  • A global financial crisis, such as the collapse of the world’s stock markets, or social disasters, such as political unrest.
  • Many people can lose their jobs, their companies, their pensions, there financial livelihood – at least temporarily – due to bad decisions.
  • I do believe the potential implications of national or world-wide disasters can be too devastating to fully appreciate.

The big question is: WHY do we need a near catastrophic disaster, before the authorities are willing to change their thinking and save the economic, financial and social stability of the world?

I don’t have the answer to this burning question.

I believe that we keep making the same basic mistake. We need a crisis to change our thinking.

How do we make decisions? What are the assumptions that we base our decisions upon?

A third of the world’s population use the internet. Billions of dollars is being spent via or on the internet through e-commerce, advertising, and in many other ways.

Millions of people world-wide, many of them self-employed, use available internet technology to earn an extra income.   Yet the majority of these people fail to achieve their financial goals.

WHY ? WHY?

WHY …do we not change our thinking

WHY …do we not change our thinking?

Einstein said: “The world as we have created it, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

  • If the world leaders do not change their way of thinking to solve these potential disasters facing the world, a disaster is inevitable.
  • If the 95% plus self employed business owners do not change their way of thinking about their businesses, they will not achieve their financial goals.

Reinhold Niebuhr said: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

  • We can learn from Reinhold, it is not easy to change the “thinking” of the world leaders. They have made big mistakes in the past, and will make big disastrous mistakes in the future. Maybe we must accept it.

That is not the question. The basic question is: Can we change our way of thinking about our businesses? Reinhold refers to this as wisdom. We need to be willing to change our thinking, or face the disastrous consequences.

Martin Luther King Jnr. said: “I have a dream”

I do have a dream for self-employed business owners, to change their way of thinking. They can control their thinking. They do have the wisdom. They simply need to Dream-it-plan-it-do-it!

The solutions are available.

  • “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
  • “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
  • “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Helen Keller
  • “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain
  • “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling
  • “I’m not afraid… I was BORN for this!” – Joan of Arc
  • “Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have.” – Anonymous
  • “We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined.” – N. Scott Momaday
  • “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan

Finding your why: Videos

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

  • Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

Simon Sinek – “First why and then trust”

  • Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) created a simple model, The Golden Circle, that codifies what makes the most inspiring people and organizations so successful and influential. Beginning as a student in anthropology, Simon Sinek turned his fascination with people into a career of convincing people to do what inspires them. Through his struggle to rediscover his excitement about life and work, he made some profound realizations and began helping his friends and their friends to find their “why” — at first charging just $100, person by person. Never planning to write a book, he penned Start With Why simply as a way to distribute his message. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
  • Now Simon takes the next step. After why comes : trust.

Simon Sinek – Restoring the Human in Humanity

  • The greatest challenge any organization faces is success says Simon Sinek. As organizations grow, inevitably they reach “The Split,” a point when what the organization does gets separated from why it does it. When this happens the emphasis on making money increases along with the stress level. At the same time, passion and trust decrease. Simon calls on us to make “handshake friends,” engage in “handshake dialogues,” and build “handshake businesses.” In this way, we can return to valuing human relationships and get back to a place where trust becomes the standard, not the exception.

Simon Sinek – “The Golden Circle” Clip

  • Simon Sinek and “The Golden Circle” – why some people and organizations inspire and others do not inspire. Learn this lesson from Simon.

Start with Why – Simon Sinek at US

  • Start With Why offers an unconventional perspective that explains WHY some people and organizations are more innovative, more profitable, command greater loyalties from customers and employees alike and, most importantly, are able to repeat their successes over and over.

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The most inspirational video you will ever see Nick Vujicic

 

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Finding your why: Images