People don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do what you do – Simon Sinek
This is one of my favorite quote. This post goes out to all job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs all over the world.
Over the last few years I have witnessed the truth behind Simon’s quote – People don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do what you do
People never hire you or work with you just for your qualifications or titles but they hire you because you show them why you did what you did.
I show the people I work with why I believe in helping people to be better at what they do. I show them why I coach people to excel, why I hire a particular candidate and how I inspire change. My job is always aligned with why I do what I do, my purpose in life. Looking back on the journey I’ve been on, I realize this.
Purpose according to Wikipedia is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. A person’s sense of resolve or determination. Have as one’s intention or objective. It goes on to say why you do something or why something exists. Why does one exist?
Our values form the base foundation for our purpose, the value we bring exercises our purpose.
For our values help us grow, learn and achieve success. When it is purpose driven, we add value to those we meet who are part of the journey we are on.
For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine. And when we shine we shed light enabling others to see a well defined path – Fatima Williams
During you job search/entrepreneurial journey one thing you must remember is to be super proud of all your accomplishments and to be accountable for your failures. There is great lesson to learn from both!
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” ― Les Brown
Remember it takes 365 days to make a year. You will need to take one step at a time, one thought at a time, one idea at a time and one action at a time.
Believe in yourself! Say and do the things you actually believe.
“If you say what you believe and do what you believe, you will attract people who believe what you believe and you can form a trust with them” – Simon Sinek
- Turn your job search difficulties & entrepreneurial challenges into subjects of exploration.
- Add elements of your passion to a given opportunity or the situation you’re in.
- Input ideas that exhibit your purpose-driven passion in the job you already have.
- Find satisfaction and love in the job assigned by looking at the bigger picture.
- Use them as step-stones to get to where you want. Ultimately you will get to where you want to go.
- Bring clarity to what you want to accomplish by letting go of the fear.
- Measure what you do and learn from what you’ve implemented. This would keep you better organised
- Portray your authenticity and draw people forward with your actions and words
- Most important of all – ” Believe in yourself”.
Purpose differs from man to man and time to time and the situation you’re in.
What matters is how well we are able to utilize our existence at any given moment in life. That defines our Purpose.
Rather than asking yourself what is my Purpose in life. Ask the question Why do you do what you want to do, that will define your purpose at any given moment. This will help you in any journey in life.
Sara Jacobovici says “Our beliefs and values give reason and intention to purpose. We can have purpose, but only through choice do we activate purpose”.
You have the choice to make your life better and to decide which journey gives you fulfillment and satisfaction. Choose wisely and believe in yourself.
Have the courage to make the right choices to get to your purpose driven job or business path.
Victor’s caution – The importance of living responsibly. His emphasis on accountability:
“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now! – Victor Frankl
Share your thoughts, enlighten each other, learn, grow, add value and lead by example!
Wishing everyone a Happy Happy 2018 filled with purpose, love and happiness!
I am a brand ambassador on beBee, an ardent reader, a Purpose-Driven Career Strategist and during my working hours provide HR & Recruitment Services to many organizations in the GCC. I love life and live to enjoy every single minute given to me. I love to write and do so rarely.
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