We’ve all come across and, at times, dreadfully answered such intro questions which, to the inquisitor, would help define who you are as an individual.
Do they though… 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 they?
I still find Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start With Why’ to be one of the most influential and thought-provoking reads, years later, because it drills down to the most important question one should ask oneself — not just in business, but in everything we do in life.
❓ 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐃𝐎 𝐖𝐄 𝐃𝐎 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐖𝐄 𝐃𝐎 ❓
Why do we work at the company we’re currently employed with?
Why do we wake up early in the morning (if such is your morning routine)?
Why are we (not) in a leadership position (yet)?
Why do we read X types of books as opposed Y types?
As an experiment, when meeting people for the first time, I’ve been asking a brand new question that, more often than not, takes them by surprise and, at times, makes them feel slightly uncomfortable.
But the answers I get from them are so much more memorable.
🚀 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓’𝐒 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍? 🚀
In other words… what’s your purpose?
What drives you to do what you do?
What makes you wake up every day and feel excited for the day?
WHY do you do what you do?
Your perception of them and, ultimately, your relationship, may become much more profound from it.