I am sometimes asked, “Why do you coach executives?” or “What drives you to write a blog?”
Such questions go right to the heart of why I do what I do.
In our “just do it” world probing the reasons behind our everyday activities may seem like unnecessary navel gazing. When I ask myself or others “Why do I/you do what you do?”, I’m looking for the deep motivators in our lives .
Because without inspiration, our influence in this world will be markedly reduced.
The same could be said, by the way, of an organization’s mission. So when I ask, “Why….?”, I’m looking for the positive and inspirational drivers for our work in the world. When people ask why I write blogs , for example, my immediate response is,
“I want to share inspirational ideas that make a difference to people’s lives.”
For why I coach my answer is,
“To open a person’s mind and heart to transformational possibilities”
Can you articulate the reasons why you do your job? Can you give a quick, simple, and compelling statement why your organization does what it does?