Know “Why” you do what you do

When we teach any of the topics associated with the vast range of VIP Protection skills, one of the core elements we always include is knowing “why” you are doing what you are doing.

If you understand the “why” then you can easily adapt existing skills to any situation. This has similarly been expressed in other training programs I’ve attended as goal oriented versus task oriented. If you focus on the goal or the desired outcome you will have a much greater chance of success. Although tasks and individual skills are often a means to an end, they sometimes do not leave room for variation. However, taking the big picture into account and keeping the end in mind, then applying different techniques will broaden your abilities; increasing your chances of success and often with greater ease.

We do not live in a black or white, one way or nothing world.

Our lives are diverse and often messy. 

Knowing the “why” will help direct the how and the what.

Our perspective, is from VIP Protection and other aspects of the things we do. However, if you understand the “why” in the things you do, regardless of what they are, you will have a much greater chance of success.

Don’t pigeon hole yourself into tasks.

Stay focused on your mission.

You and your stakeholders will be much better off for it.

Now, I’ve been saying this and teaching this concept for several years now. Recently I attended a training session that showed this excerpt from a TED Talk by Simon Sinek. It was nice to see a world renowned expert on leadership and development confirm a concept it took me a long time to come to on my own.

Watch this video to see how starting with the “why” can improve your business and professional development.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit from “the why” check out Simon Sinek’s Best Selling book. Follow the link below to purchase it and many other great books, in a variety of formats. If you do we will also get a modest commission that helps fund these posts.

Wednesday Wisdom is regular post where I share advice and tips on a variety of different topics. They are based on my experiences and observations and applicable in the moment. Please feel free to take them with a grain of salt. I have learned a lot over the years and continue to strive for more everyday. The lessons I’ve learned thus far are applicable now. Tomorrow that may not always be the case. Let’s learn and grow together. Use the comments below to add your value to this experience. 

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