A month on the road has forced some introspection. (The travel experiences were excellent. More to come. Soon.)
Now it's your turn.
Perhaps you have already seen this video from Simon Sinek? It is a great place to start.
After viewing the video, ask yourself, "Why am I doing what I am doing?"
If you truly want to lead, you need to know the answer to this question. You need to know why.
During the past several months, I've had deep conversations with more than 100 entrepreneurs. I'm hearing why, but I'm not sure all of them have articulated — specifically, on paper — why they are doing what they are doing.
This is clear: it's not the money.
As Sinek warns, it's not the money; that's a result. (A happy result, to be sure.)
Why is a deeper, more meaningful belief. The Why is found here: "What do I believe that drives what I am doing?"
Give it a go. Right now.
Please take ten minutes to write it down.
Then look at it tomorrow. If it doesn't quite capture what your belief — your underlying belief that drives you — revise it.
And look at it every day.
And revise it when you can better articulate your belief — or when you find your belief evolving.