Start with why

If there’s some basic information you need to know about me it’s this: I like to use my apparent “productive hours” to consume unproductive amounts of content that can give me any type of lesson (and a perfect excuse to procrastinate). Someone showed me Simon Sinek's "Start with why" TED Talk a year ago, and I have been fascinated by that concept ever since. The premise of his talk is simple: people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

So when it was time for me to write the very first post for the blog I’d been thinking about for over two years, it became obvious what it should be about: my why.

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I want to create a community of growth.

At this point in my life, I constantly feel that I’m alone and having sort of “crazy thoughts”: I don’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, there’s no ONE AND ONLY thing that I’m passionate about, what happens if in a “decisive” point in my life I take the wrong turn and basically make a mistake that I can’t come back from?

However, I have realized that I’m not the only one going through this. I have talked about this topic with many people, and that “I’m a fake” feeling is more common than what I thought. So I started wondering: why aren’t people talking more about this? Why is almost everyone pretending that they have it all figured out?

I think that real growth happens in collaboration, and that beyond sitting around and thinking about your problems and wallowing in them, the important thing is to take action, recognize where you are, and then simply GO AND DO. Do something, anything. Find your passion by living a passionful life.  

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I have noticed that when you’re moved by love and not by fear, people and situations that are in sync with that energy arrive to your life.

That’s why I want to create a conversation. I want to spark growth. I want to tell you first and foremost: IT IS OKAY. You’re not a freak because you’re feeling like this. *makes mental note to read this sentence at least once a week*.

Just keep moving, finding yourself. Surround yourself with people that inspire you to be a better you every day (or open a bottle of wine on those days when you’re just not feeling like it). Let’s get this rolling.

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