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.