The importance of knowing your big why
It’s fundamental to really understand why you actually do what you do. Your big why is what drives you forward, it’s the reason you’re in business. It underlies everything. You can ask yourself these kinds of questions, why did you start this business and not some other business. How did you get into this? What is really exciting about it or what really gets you going and gets you passionate. Another component of the Big Why is what’s, What do you really care about. Do you care about your family, your legacy, your money? What is it that really underlies everything that you do. Once you know what that is, once you know your big why it helps you stay focused in both your business and your personal life.
It’s easy to focus on the things that help you achieve your why
You know there are so many things that you can do each day. There are so many distractions. And if you know your big why it helps you separate out those things that are essential to do and those things that are not. The question you ask is it is this striving towards my big why is this supporting my big win if it’s not then you have to question why you’re doing it. It is always easy to turn what your big “why” is. Often it starts with money or it’s financial independence. Those are OK, but in my experience, rarely the actual big why. If you say it’s money what are you going to do with that money? Why do you need that money? What is it going to provide for you? What kind of lifestyles is going to provide? What is it going to allow you to do that really gets you closer to your big why.
If you won the lottery tomorrow that would be great. But barring that happening we’ve made the decision to balance work and life we could work a lot harder. Do a lot of additional things really drive the business very very hard and have more wealth. But our big why often being family and spending time with family and really having that opportunity really balances against how much time you want to spend in the business. A lot of people want to make more money not necessarily for them but because of their give back. That’s part of their “why”. I think that that’s really part of what drives us, what we’re passionate about. It’s partly what we can we do for other entrepreneurs for other people for other folks that are less fortunate. As well as it’s important to that we have a flexible work schedule. Being in the business, that’s why we don’t work a corporate 9 to 5 job. not because we don’t want to but because of the flexibility of being able to go to birthday parties or school events.
Doing what you’re passionate about
It’s also about doing something that you’re passionate about doing something. The beauty of it is finding what you’re really good at what you love doing and finding a way to do that and make it work for you in a way that has that balance that you’re looking for. Finding a way to be able to do that in a way that makes sense for you and your family and all those around you. When you take some time to figure out what you’re big why is, you really want to start with what’s the lifestyle that you want. What’s really important to you. And don’t worry about how you’re going to generate money from that or how you’re going to make that into a business. In today’s world, there are so many options for the business. With the advent of online businesses and just the availability of so many different options we really do live in an incredibly rich time when you can really make a business out of just about anything in just about any media. Start with what’s the underlying driver for you what really gets you up in the morning. What are you passionate about. Where do you want to spend your time? Once you find your big why then you could figure out how can you build a business around that how can you build a life around that.
Get clear about your big why
It will help you set your intentions of what you want to happen what you want your business to look like. Once you’ve got clear on that, things started to fall into place in ways you could never have imagined. A big part of that is being clear on your big why. What do you want to accomplish? Why do you want to accomplish it and how were you going to bring it all together. And I think it’s really important to understand you don’t have to have all the answers. The answers will come together when you put everything together in the perfect way. That’s what’s so important it really helps us drive our selves our business and everything forward.