Simon Sinek; How great leaders inspire action

This is one of those TED talks I regularly watch to get inspired. Simon Sinek goes looking for why some fail where others succeed. The answer is: Why? The difference in people failing or succeeding is in the answer to the question: why do they do it..

If I look around myself in the workplace this has become one of the questions I’m asking myself. Why is this person here, what drives him. Is it just work for him or is he inspired to create or improve something. Is he moved by personal gain or he is out to create something beautiful.

If you’ve watched the video and seen the golden circle with the why, how and what. Most people will tell you what they do and how they do it. A few will tell you why, keep your eye on them…

If I interview people for a job this is always one of the questions I ask. Why? What drives someone to join a company and do the things they will have to do.

No One Needs Permission to Be Awesome

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Money has no value

Merlin Mann (of 43 folders and Inbox zero fame) has started a new “blog” with small snippets of stuff he likes. It’s just been a few days active but it’s a very worthwile feed to subscribe to with some thought provoking items.

Today there was the entry Time has value. Money does not. it’s a link to a blog post called Value from Patrick Rhone. It’s one of those things I would have written myself but the topic had not really surfaced in my mind yet. It was there but only subconsciencious, not noticeable yet. I can only agree with the author. Money has no value, you can only buy stuff with it. You can’t buy time and you can’t buy trust!