J. Kelly Hoey

Me, Oh My, Why Why Why

Knowing WHY is essential for lasting success and the ability to avoid being dumped in with others. — Simon Sinek, Start With Why

It’s mid-December and you may be thinking, asking, mulling a lot of Why. Why do I have to make holiday cheer again this evening at yet another work-related party? Why haven’t I achieved all I set out to do 11 or so months ago? Why am I waiting to assert myself? [insert your WHY question here].

My big career Why until 2015 could have been — why did I wait so long to believe that my voice had value or that my words had utility (or that I was anywhere near half decent at writing). My Why (yes, I’ve watched Simon’s TEDx talk, read his book and taken his digital course) is: To help others succeed by showing them how to purposefully connect their goals to the relationships that can help them achieve success. It’s why I write, mentor, speak, show-up — why I’ll be on the road plugging #BYDN in 2017, why I’ll keep writing this newsletter. It’s why I’m more energized about the possibilities of my career than at any other point in my professional life.

What’s your Why?

If you don’t know your why…a suggestion: invest the time to figure it out. You are after all, your own best investment (that’s why).

Use my “goal worksheet” from BYDN to start to discover your goals (aka your WHY) for networking.

Interested in planning a #BYDN network book event with me? Fire me an email or tweet — and let’s connect to get it on the calendar.  

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