An Inspiring Discussion With Simon Sinek About Learning Your ‘Why’

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Asking ourselves “why” is generally a reactionary response after we have done something. Why did I do that? Or, why do I continue to do something? In the business world, “why” cannot be an afterthought. It must be your forethoughts forethought. Properly and successfully defining your “why” is an important element when defining your business. Through our work, we have realized that defining our “why” is an absolute must, and for that reason, we reached out to the champion of this concept, Simon Sinek, to ask about the importance of teams, building customer loyalty, attracting new customers and why he believes the concept is so important to share with the world. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” unshakable optimist Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of […]

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Build a Purpose-Driven Business, Education and Life

Get in touch with your superpowers. November 18, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes All of us have superpowers. They are the things that come easily to us. You have to find your superpower and then use it to change the world. Why is it so important? Because once you are coming from a place of passion, the rest will follow. People who lead with a desire for money or fame won’t have the same impact. It’s all about your intention. On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with an amazing entrepreneur and mother who has honed in on her superpowers and helps others find theirs: Rebekah Neumann. Neumann is a founding partner and chief brand officer at WeWork, where she has directed the company’s mission, values and culture from its inception. As an artist, entrepreneur and yogi, Neumann has also worked as an equity trader for […]

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How the ‘3 Whys’ Can Help You Find Purpose in Your Business

Finding your purpose can keep you going when you’re feeling unmotivated, and it can help you innovate and move forward when you’re stuck. October 26, 2018 4 min read This story originally appeared on Due As part of my MBA program, I’m taking a class on entrepreneurship. It’s been interesting, mostly because there’s a lot of content that seems familiar because I’ve been running a business for more than a decade. But, it’s also been a good reminder. One of the items we’re learning about is the importance of having a purpose in your business. Finding that purpose can keep you going when you’re feeling unmotivated, and it can help you innovate and move forward when you’re stuck. As you dig down to find purpose in your business, one strategy is to use the “three whys” to help direct your thoughts. Once you go through this exercise, you’ll have a better […]

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What Is Your Intent? Reminding Yourself Why You Do What You Do.

Once you’re clear about your deepest desires, you can start thinking about the ways that you can achieve it. August 28, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Research shows that the most successful and resilient people are driven by a sense of purpose. However, for many of us, everyday work can become routine and boring, or totally overwhelming and stressful. Reminding ourselves of our deeper aspirations (our intents) can help find new passion and purpose in our work, or help us admit that it is time to make a change. Related: After Her Father’s Death, This Entrepreneur Built a Billion-Dollar Company on Passionate Purpose An intent is who we aspire to be — as individuals, members of our community (family, workplace) or citizens of our planet. As a child, my father, the well-known author Deepak Chopra, would regularly ask my brother and I what we wanted. […]

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