In my first “Who am I Following?” post, I introduced you to Simon Sinek, one of the best TED Talk creators in my opinion. Today, I will tell you a little bit more about this amazing guy so, like me, you too can be inspired and motivated with his ideals and philosophies about leadership and management.
Simon O. Sonek is an English motivational speaker and author of the best-selling books Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009) and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t (2014). He popularized the concept of “The Golden Circle” which states that in everything we do, we must first identify “why” we are doing it instead of focusing on the “what” and the “how.” In his famous TED Talk, he mentions that innovative leaders and industry game changers like Apple Inc., Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers apply this concept of focusing on why they do the things they do. This inspires more people because they align everything they do in the “why” and people, honestly speaking, support a company or an organization not because of what they do but because of why they do it.
After i read his Start With Why book, I totally understood how the golden circle works in my everyday life. Now, everything that I do, I make sure that it related to my “why” instead of my “what” or “how.” This really changed my life because it’s now easier for me to motivate myself and to live my daily life, as long as I am fully aware as to why I do the things I do.
I strongly advise that you watch his TED Talks at least once a month. You may also visit his website and be inspired everyday, whether it’s for your business, your studies, or your everyday living.
Till next time, #staySharp.
#RazorSharp – Ray