The Question of Why in Career Decisions

You may have noticed lots of stuff going on the website today- moving things around, adding pictures, fixing language. Still a lot of work to do. I apologize if anything is not working and please contact me if you’re looking for something and can’t find it.

One of the topics I’ll be blogging about in the next few weeks is Why. Why I do what I do. It was a huge decision to leave my very stable Director of Recruitment job behind and launch The Opportunities Project and I did it for a lot of different reasons. Some were personal and some were influenced by new beliefs about the world and the way it’s been working the last few years. I hope to roll at least three reasons out in the next week. I am also looking for guest posts from anyone else who wants to talk about the Whys in their life.

In the meantime, here’s a video to get us started thinking about it from TED. Every successful entrepreneur has told me that I need to read the book Start with Why by Simon Sinek. It’s on the list! Here is Simon talking about his research and his findings that the real leaders in our world always know the Why before they know the How and What. I think knowing the Why is critical to all our life decisions and it’s an important lesson to reflect on as we finish the week.

Source: Lifehacker: It’s Not About What You Do, but Why You Do It

I am also looking for guest posts from anyone else who wants to talk about the Whys in their life. All are welcome- just leave a comment and I’ll follow-up!

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5 Responses to “The Question of Why in Career Decisions”

  1. Eve October 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    great video! thanks for sharing this.

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