Find your WHY

There is a business strategy that argues that the most important thing to consider when starting a business isn’t what you sell, it’s not even about how you sell it. It’s why you sell it. Simon Sinek describes it as “The Golden Circle”

Why do we do what we do?

This theory can be translated into every aspect of life.

Consider these scenarios:

Why am I doing this job?

Why am I with this person?

Why do I dress the way I do?

Everything we do says something about us. From the cereal we like to the kind of shoes we wear. Everything is a statement and there is a “why” in all of it too.

If we were to analyze that why and figure out the reason because our actions and decisions, we could make better ones. We could create a life that is more representative of who we truly are. In the end, it all comes down to that. Being true to you.

 

Our why should make us want to come alive! It’s what makes us want to try. To keep going at it against all odds. There is a sense of purpose in your why.

It’s for this reason that I’ve began to study my own why.

Why did I start this blog?

I’d like to share my WHY with you.

I started this blog to be used as an outlet of my thoughts and feelings. I’ve had many mentors (life being one of them) and I’ve learned so much from my experiences that I wanted to be able to share them with someone else. I had learned something a few years ago and that was that no matter what you’re going through, you are not alone. You are NEVER alone. There is always going to be someone, somewhere out there that knows and feels exactly what you’re going through.  To me, learning that was comforting in a way I can’t quite explain. So I thought to myself…. If there’s someone out there that is currently feeling my pain, my sorrow, my despair, my confusion, making my mistakes then  that means that there’s also someone out there sharing my joy, my happiness, my passion, my awe, someone that was on the path of exploration and discovery, someone with my music tastes, someone just like me. So I started this blog to connect with… someone, anyone, everyone. My goal was to be able to make one person smile, question their reality, maybe even believe in themselves. I started this blog to meet the seekers, lovers, thinkers and dreamers and to inspire. That is my purpose. That is my why.

My URL is… callingonangelsdaily.wordpress.com

There is WHY behind that too.

I need a sign to let me know you’re here

All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere

I need to know that things are gonna look up

‘Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup

 

When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head

When you feel the world shake from the words that are said

 

And I’m calling all angels

I’m calling all you angels

 

I started this blog because I was once someone in search of something. I was the one that wanted a sign, that needed some guidance, some motivation and inspiration. I was the one calling on angels. Until I became one. My goal is to be here for you. To be your angel. To be that person that looks out for you. And I am not the only angel, in fact, we are all angels.

We are the angels we are calling out for.

Finally. The blog is called Diary of A Crazy Awesome Person

That’s presumptuous, someone might say. Indeed. So why would I call an inspirational blog by such an audacious name? Because growing up, I was told I was different and not in a good way. I was told I was weird. Weird turned into crazy. Crazy turned into reject.

I could’ve easily accepted the labels given to me and gone on a lived my “weird, crazy outcast life” but instead I chose to defy it.

I asked people “what makes me crazy? Why do you think that?”

Today, the same people that called me crazy now call me “awesome.”

So, how did that happen?

It was a shift in perspective. They were looking at me from the wrong angle. Once I got them to adjust their lens, they noticed another side of me.

I love being called crazy because I take it as a synonym of awesomeness and I will never apologize to anyone for who I am again.

This is me & this is my diary.

So I’ve spent some time really thinking about my WHY. Once you know your why, you can work towards achieving. Here are some of my why’s:

  • To inspire
  • To motivate
  • To create a space for people to feel safe
  • A space that teaches people to be kind
  • To be true to oneself
  • To spread positive energy wherever they go
  • To question dogma and labels
  • To be accepting of others who are different
  • To be vulnerable
  • To be honest
  • To be brave
  • To be generous
  • To live in the present moment

And first and foremost:

  • To love.

This is not a final list. That’s the beauty of it. I can add as much as I want to it. Just like you can with your life.

So find your why in whatever you do. Really dig in and find that truth.

It will set you free.

 

If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Have an awesome day, angels.

Video

Love at First Kiss

The beauty of this video is its rawness and elegance. 20 strangers, a heart-breaking song and everything is in black and white… how could it go wrong?

I’m sharing this with you today because i love the idea of strangers colliding. I always say that friends are strangers waiting to be found. Think back to the first time you met your best friend or significant other… we all started out the same didn’t we? As strangers.

When we think strangers we tend to think negatively. People foreign, unknown, alien to us. We don’t know them, their motives, their intentions, their belief system, their oral hygiene regime. So, in a scenario where someone asked you to kiss a stranger… would you? Most people would say no. Why? Probably because of all the antique societal connotations involved in it. Some would, but even then those people would be labeled as “adventurous”.

This video strips away at everything that separates us and shows us how easily love can connect us.

What is a kiss but a transferal of love? When you kiss anyone you know, do you not do it out of love? Why is kissing a stranger any different?

We, as human beings, were not meant to be separated, segregated, disseminated or hierarchic. There are a million things that separate us, a million things we’ve constructed.
But remove that and you’ll be amazed at what you find.

Two strangers kissing give us the “feels”, not because we’re perverts but because we recognize two souls connecting with each other. And as I have said countless times before and as I will say countless more times in the future, we are all souls, spirits, energy… just because you don’t know someone doesn’t mean that someone doesn’t impact on you. We are a collective, a whole. That’s what makes this video so riveting.

Our life is ephemeral. Our body experience only lasts a short time. We were given this life for a purpose, do not, I beg, be afraid to go out and find it. Do not be afraid to strike up conversation with a stranger. Do not be afraid to try something different, something new. All these things will lead you to magical places, places you can’t imagine because they’re things you never expected and that, my friends, is the beauty of love. And life.

So let’s love fully
And let’s love loud
Let’s love now
‘Cause soon enough we’ll die…
– Soko