It’s not What you do, but Why

Recently came across this video. First off, I’ll share it (and share alike!):


Now you can watch that nor not, but the gist of it is that a real connection with others (in marketing, professionally, etc), comes not from what you do, but why you do it. This is something I’ve long strived (striven?) for myself, and understanding of why I do the things I do, what captivates me about them and why I’ll stay up until 5am working on some projects, and can’t bring myself to do others.

The “why” of me isn’t something I can verbalize easily, but I’ll give it a shot:

I want to improve the lives of others in a meaningful and long-term way. Usually with technology.

I know it sounds lofty, but I look back on all the things I’ve enjoyed, all the challenges I’ve really loved tackling, and they pretty much all come back to that.

I need to get my project blog up soon. This doesn’t feel like the right place for some of those projects, but I’d like to track and share more. Still tracking to October 1. We’ll see how my week goes, or if I slip that in lieu of another project that I’ve been enjoying.

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