Catching fireflies with Simon Sinek

I’ve had a bit of an epiphany this week (yes again).

There has been lots of discussion this week about recovery planning for businesses and that one of the key pieces of work is to really clearly re-establish the organisational purpose; the ‘why’.

Simon Sinek's name has been flung into almost every post, and it makes sense because starting with why is critically important!

I’ve been sitting for weeks with the question of my ‘why’ in the back of my mind. Partly because I need to understand it for my own business, but also because I need to know it and feel it for myself. To have a centre to ground myself to, to connect with when things go pear shaped, to make me resilient in the challenging times and, most importantly, so I can acknowledge and do the more of stuff that fills me with joy.

I need to find my 'why' so I can acknowledge and do the more of stuff that fills me with joy.

And me being me, I really like a little bit of objective information to help guide my thinking so I’ve had a crack at as many personality centered assessments I can find with interesting results (they are all hyperlinked in case you want to do a couple too!);

My love language: My primary love language is Acts of Service which translates to me wanting to do things for others. Helping others is how I demonstrate my love, respect and appreciation.

16 personalities: I’m a ‘Defender’ whose main goal is putting good service and dedication above all else. Whether helping customers directly, helping co-workers get projects finished on time or helping teams keep organized and productive, people with the Defender personality type can always be relied on for their kindness and ability to listen to concerns, and to find ways to resolve them.

DiSC: My results are high Steadiness, high Compliance, high Influence and low Dominance. This indicates that I’m an excellent listener,