Until you know the Why

What are you working on right now?  What is your major product, program or adventure?
For now let’s just call it “Your Business“.  It’s your thing!

What is the reason you chose this one?

You know what I’m talking about.

After spending many years online, I have seen many opportunities come and go. I have even jumped in to a few, only to forget down the road as to the reason why. Do you remember the reason you said this is it.  This could be the one thing that rocks your world. I have one question for you.

What is your WHY?

You know what I’m talking about, that thing that motivates you to work on the things you need to do daily for your business.   This is a major question.   If you don’t know the WHY the HOW doesn’t matter!  You can have the greatest business available in the world but if you don’t know why your doing it nothing matters.  You will eventually fail.

Fort Wayne Famous Coney IslandCounter Shot of Coneny Island

One of Fort Wayne's Oldest Landmarks

It was 1984 that I discovered my WHY.  I was 20 years old and just celebrated my 1 year anniversary.  Melisa  was working at a local grocery store and I, well I was still working at one of Fort Wayne, In oldest land marks Coney Island Wiener Stand.  A place that started in 1914, selling Hot Dogs and Chili and 6 oz Cokes.  I started there at age 13 washing dishes.  Anyway I’m rambling, back to the why.

A month later Melisa gave birth to our first child.  Ms Cortney weighed in at 4 lbs. 11 ozs. She changed our world!   Shortly thereafter Melisa was told they were closing the store.  I knew I had to make some changes.   My wife’s cousin introduced me to a business opportunity.  I took a week off to check it out, do some ride alongs and watch him in action.  I decided I can do this. Tried to give a two week notice but my boss said go for it.  Today he’s 86 and still running Coney Island like he has for 50+ years. It was June 10, 1984 when I quit my job and went full time in the insurance business.  It was tough in the beginning.  3 weeks after i started my cousin quits.  Couple years later he is doing Carnivals selling Hot Dogs.

What was my Why?

It was my FAMILY! To provide food, clothing and shelter for them.   To this day it’s always been about the Family.  Because of the WHY, my kids have always been blessed to have mom be able to stay at home.  It’s not always been easy, but it’s been a great ride!

I’ve shared a little of my past, let’s talk about YOUR Future.  Do you want to be more successful in your business?  Live a more happier life.  I submit this one idea to you.  Take some time today, or this week and think about WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.  Get to know your WHY, write it down.  Share it with somebody.  Because my friend, until you know the why, the how doesn’t matter.

I hope this has been helpful, if it has share it with somebody and leave me a comment below.

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94 Responses to “Until you know the Why”

  1. Eric Glover Says:

    This was an old post but I remember you were a chaperone to several of your daughter’s fieldtrips at Holland Elementary School. I just happened to see one of your youtube clips and said, wow, I know him from somewhere! You don’t age btw, whats your secret?
    Eric

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    Bill Reply:

    Thank You Eric,

    It is always great to connect with people that I’ve met from years gone by. Glad everything is well for you.

    Bill

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  2. Nancy Burke Barr, JD Says:

    Hi Bill!

    What a thought provoking post. It is wonderful that you were able to have such an important “WHY”. I would have to say that my children are really my “why” as well. They have been my motivation for many other things too, including my personal growth and my health.

    Thanks for sharing some insight into your motivation. It is a sweet story.

    Mentor Mama

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    Bill Reply:

    Nancy,

    Thank You for the comment. I have been away to long and look forward to getting back in here and reading my blogs.
    I really appreciate the connection we have had in the past. My work has kept me very busy!

    Bill

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  3. Becca Moss Kratky Says:

    Bill,

    Thanks for this great post! My Why is also my family and my burning desire to be able to work from home & be with my children. I also want to show them the world so my Why has evolved into making travel a priority. Ok, now back to focusing!

    Take care,

    Becca

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    Bill Reply:

    Becca,

    Family is the key for me. Knowing your Why is a great thing. Thank you for sharing yours with me.

    Bill

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  4. Beth Hewitt Says:

    Hey Bill,

    Dead right, it is so important to have a big WHY!..mine is also my family and the fact that I want them to have the freedom from the monotony of everyday life in the 9 to 5′s.

    Thanks for sharing your story,
    Beth

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    Beth,

    9 – 5 isn’t all that bad, as long as you control the time and enjoy what you’re doing. LOL

    Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it.

    Bill

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  5. Chris Bernardo Says:

    Bill,

    Thanks for sharing your WHY, I think like yourself, My Why has been my family first and foremost but also my Why is the great feeling and satisfaction i get at helping others , knowing that by giving first it comes back over and over again.

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    Chris,

    You are so right, we do think a like here, A previous post called the “little things” was all about being a giver.

    Thanks for the comment!

    Bill

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  6. Dr. Adam Sheck Says:

    Bill,
    Thanks for a great post! I totally agree and like you, my family, my daughter has been my greatest motivation. My challenge will be, as she complete high school next year and launches into her own life, to find additional motivations to expand and grow.
    Thanks again,
    Adam

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    Bill Reply:

    Thank you Dr Sheck,

    Without family, life would be pretty miserable. Keep her close by and you will grow together. I have 3 married daughters and we all live in the same town.

    It is great!

    Bill

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  7. rebeccahappy Says:

    This is such a huge question…I am working on it but in all honesty there is something about it that evades me. Have some homework to do given to me by a coach and this is a great reminder. What a wonderful why you created with your family.

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    Rebecca,

    You simply need to sit down and think about the one thing that drives you to do what you do. If it causes you to work toward a worthwhile goal than it can become your why! Nobody but you can truly determine the why factor for you!

    Bill

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  8. Tim Somers Says:

    Bill I just met with a client who said he just finished the book “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. He said this book changed everything for him. I am planning to pick it up myself, your post is very fitting as to were my head is after 20 years in business.

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    Thanks Tim, I will have to read it. The why has always been a motivator for me.

    Bill

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  9. Steve Vernon Says:

    How ironic that you write this post this week. I was inspired the other day to start making notes for my own next post on what I call “The Five W’s” – who, what, when, where and why — and how each of these is vital to personal success. Thanks so much, Bill, for sharing a little about your own “Why”.

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    Bill Reply:

    That’s great Steve, I look forward to reading the post. Let me know when it’s done. Feel free to use or cross link with me.

    Bill

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  10. Mary Lou Kayser Says:

    Bill,
    I am with you 100% on this post. My WHY is a lot like your WHY, only their names are different. :) Every single day, I think about those two beautiful creatures who are my children and work harder because of them. Even if someone’s why doesn’t involve children, having a WHY solidly defined and in place will keep them focused and moving forward far better than those who are simply running in place with nothing defined.
    Mary Lou

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    Bill Reply:

    You got it Mary Lou, the why is the inspiration in the tough times and the joy in the good times.

    Thank you

    Bill

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  11. Krista Abbott Says:

    Bill,
    The “why” is where it’s at my friend. Thank you for sharing yours with us. It took me a little while to figure out my why, but once it clicks it is like an unstoppable fire that burns in you…driving you to continue going even in those challenging times. Keeping the why in front of us is a major key to success in both life and business.
    Krista

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    Bill Reply:

    Krista,

    I truly do believe you know your why. you seem to be a very motivated person and a very giving person. Love to read your stuff.

    Thank you

    Bill

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  12. Angel Taylor Says:

    It’s really hard to be successful at anything without having a strong why. If there’s nothing there to give you the motivation you need to keep going, it will be a long hard road.

    I’ve found that my why is big enough to keep me going even on those days when all I want to do is throw in the towel. However, I know that I am doing this for a reason and I will keep on keeping on.

    Really enjoyed it Bill and I look forward to coming back for more :)

    Angel

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    Bill Reply:

    Angel, you are so right. Your why has to be big. Written down and in front of you daily will make it a big deal. It will pull you through when things don’t seem to be going right.

    Make it a great day!

    Bill

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  13. Teresa Ivory Says:

    Fantastic post, Bill! I was so touched to hear about your life. When I think of my own why, it’s always been family. Every obstacle I’ve overcome, every skill I’ve ever developed has been to help my family. Thanks for sharing your motivation and reminding me of mine.

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    Bill Reply:

    Teresa,

    No doubt that gives us a lot in common. For me it’s always for the family.

    Thanks

    Bill

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  14. Bill Cowan Says:

    Knowing your WHY is HUGE! Everyone should know why they do what they do. It should written down as well as the goals we have. My WHY is basically to become free of others whims so that I can help others on a whim!

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    Bill Reply:

    Very interesting Why – Whim – Ok

    I agree completely about writing them down.

    Thanks forbleaving a comment.

    Bill

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  15. Emma Says:

    Hi Bill,

    The why is for sure the foundation of it all and the thing that keeps us going when things get tough. I love your why, I couldn’t think of a better reason to succeed.

    Kindest regards,

    Emma :)

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    Bill Reply:

    Emma,

    Thanks, it does make the daily things easier to do!

    Bill

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  16. Bruce Backman Says:

    Hey Bill…it is hard to get a bigger why then your family. I appreciate the thoughts and your story. I too believe that there has to be a gigantic “why” to be able to push through anything that comes at you.

    Thanks

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    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Bruce,

    For me it really is all about FAMILY!
    Appreciate the response.

    Bill

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  17. Eiji Morishita Says:

    Thanks Bill!

    Why is more important than How

    As a coach, many of my clients get caught up in the how. The answer is in the why. The stronger the why the easier the how.

    Long term, having a purpose in life, the ultimate why we live will guide us. Without it would be like driving in a car without a clue on where you want to go.

    Love this post!

    To Your Genius,
    Eiji

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    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Eiji,

    I appreciate the comment.

    Bill

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  18. Dave and Dawn Cook Says:

    Bill,
    You’ve done a great job of writing about the most important motivator we have…our WHY. If you don’t know exactly what it is and focus on it every day, you’ll have no motivation to do what it takes to succeed.
    My “Why” is also directly related to my family. I want Dave and I to have time freedom; I want our girls to know how to create their time freedom at a young age; and I want to give our girls and us the lifestyle we deserve. We also know that everyone deserves these advantages, and we want to help many others realize this and pursue it to fulfillment.
    Thank you for the opportunity to put my Why in words here.
    I enjoyed hearing your story as well!
    Dawn and (Dave)

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    Bill Reply:

    Dave and Dawn,

    You are living your why with the TSA group, its through the hard work that you do that gives others an outlet to share the work.

    Thank you for the work you do!

    Sincerely
    Bill

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  19. Debbie Stevens Says:

    You’re right, Bill, we were on the same wavelength this week! My favorite thing you had to say was, “Until you know the why, the how doesn’t matter.” Very powerful and true.

    Thanks for sharing some things about yourself personally as well. I enjoyed learning more about you.

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    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Debbie,

    I did enjoy your post, we were together on this one for sure.

    Bill

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  20. Pat and Lorna Shanks Says:

    Bill,

    Most definitely! The why is a strong motivator… it is the one thing that will pull us through and get us committed to making it work. “The stronger the why, the easier the how.”

    Thanks,
    ~ Pat and Lorna
    http://TheCoolestCouple.com

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    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Pat and Lorna, Having the RIGHT Why is is so important. Look at Jimmy LOL Not he needs to take Lessons from you and engage with his followers. :-)

    You are the coolest couple!

    Bill

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  21. Kevin M. Says:

    This is so very true and is applicable to all aspects of life. You can’t move forward without the why!

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    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Kevin, your statement is so true!

    Bill

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  22. Michael Berry Says:

    This is one of my favorite subjects Bill. When I’m interviewing people for our opportunity one of the key questions is OK you want to make a lot lore money, so what is the money for? If you don’t know what it’s for you’ll never get it.

    Thanks for the great post,

    Michael

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    Michael,

    Great Comment for your people. When somebody tells me they want to make a lot of money. The first question I ask is “What is a lot of money” or “Please define the term a lot of money” so I can get a better handle on your goal.

    Now lets talk about the Why, that will make the how a lot easier.

    Thanks Michael for giving me a comment!

    Bill

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  23. Dan Surface Says:

    Bill -
    I really enjoyed this article. Read it after I wrote my blog post, but I think we’re both saying the same thing. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. The quote from John Maxwell is “The person who understands the “How” will always have a job. The person who understands the “Why” will always be their boss!.”

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    Bill Reply:

    Thanks Dan, if I can assist you in making your blog more user friendly, please do not hesitate to ask. You are a TRUE Coach and Great Speaker. I do remember our Toastmaster days and hearing you speak.

    Bill

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  24. Aidan Gibson Says:

    Thanks Bill,

    This is my first time at this blog. Retweeted for sure. Great content!

    One of my main ‘Why’s is to provide time and financial freedom for my family and friends. To be able to share the wealth so that we can help others and enjoy creating new experiences with our loved ones.

    Be back soon! :)

    Aidan

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    Bill Reply:

    Aldan,

    Thanks for stopping by, don’t be a stranger and feel free to share more with me. Hopefully we get connected on FB and Twitter.

    Bill

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  25. Jennifer Akers Says:

    Hi Bill,

    Congrats again on being the #1 Syndicator and Commentor this week! You ROCK!

    My WHY has been a little fuzzy over the years, so it’s probably no surprise that I didn’t get further along in my goals. :) My WHY is very clear and forefront in my mind as I start each day. Amazingly, I’m able to keep the focus and tackle things that would’ve been impossible before.

    Thanks for the reminder that knowing your Why is crucial to reaching your dreams.
    Jennifer

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    Bill Reply:

    Julie,

    Thanks for leaving a comment. Having your why is the key. I would recommend that you have reminders around you throughout your day. This will help keep you focused on the WHY!

    My office is flooded with Pictures of the entire family, grandkids and all!

    Bill

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  26. Edward Says:

    Hey Bill,

    Thanks for this great post! Congratulations on becoming TSA Top Syndicator of the week and Top Commentator of the week! You ROCK my friend.

    I love the idea that if you do not know your why then the how doesn’t matter. It is so true. I have been working through my why on a continuous basis and it always comes back to my family. I am willing to do whatever it takes to take care of them in all that they do. Thanks for sharing your why with us all.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    -ed

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    Bill Reply:

    Edward,

    Thank You it was a lot of fun taking in all the Blog Post. It amazes me the difference that people have in their post. We are a BIG Universe.

    Bill

    PS Love the video clips you and Julie are doing!

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  27. Loic Says:

    Very power full article. I am lucky to know my why, i know a bit about the how but not fully yet, i need to search more about the how i am going to achieve what i want to achieve. Thanks for reminding me of this. The why first, then the how.

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    You will learn how, that is actually the easier part. If I can help with anything please ask. You are part of a HUGH Family “TSA” of people willing to help.

    Thank you for leaving a comment.

    Bill

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  28. Glyna Humm Says:

    Bill – You are so right that knowing your why is on of the most important things you can give yourself. You will then know all the hard work is worth it:)

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    Bill Reply:

    Glyna,

    Thanks for stopping by, you are a true Go – Giver and I appreciate our friendship.
    Love your recent post!

    Bill

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  29. Mario Miranda Says:

    The “why” is is the sine qua non of our activity! It has taken me years to identify my why, and it turned out to be much less grand or glamorous than I ever thought, and perhaps that is what made it so elusive.
    –Mario.

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    Mario,

    I do believe you have it! Thanks for leaving me a comment. Look forward to connecting with you again.

    Bill

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  30. Karin Says:

    Hey Bill, great story. I am happy for you that you managed to make it work for you and your family.
    I have never had a problem figuring out the why’s of my actions. It has always been clear to me. The answer to the why has changed over the years, but I have always taken action to stay consistent with what I wanted to accomplish in life. That is why I have changed careers several times in my life. I won’t go into detail about my past, but for my future I am motivated by helping others fulfill their dreams. That is my WHY today.

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    Bill Reply:

    Karin,

    Good for you, A great Book I recently read was “Who Moved My Cheese”. Sometimes we must make some changes, but we must always keep our Why in front of us. Thank you for stopping by!

    Bill

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  31. Dusty Smith Says:

    Awesome post, we all need to re-evaluate why we are doing the online, internet business thing.
    Some times we get so caught up in the how, and we forget why we are doing it.
    Thanks for bringing it back in front of me, and I look forward to more posts from you!

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    Bill Reply:

    Dusty,

    It is important to re-evaluate, this will help us to determine if it truly is a WHY.

    Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    Bill

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  32. Alan Jenkin Says:

    What a great reminder, Bill! For a long time I did not know my why. When I found it, it made all the difference to me and my business. Now I find that when I lose sight of it again, my business languishes and my spirits droop!
    Thanks you so much for this simple reminder – I can feel its effect already!

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    Bill Reply:

    Alan,

    Thanks for the comment.
    Very important to keep the why out in front of you!

    Bill

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  33. Eddie Espiritu Says:

    Knowing my “Why” was one of the first important lessons I learned in my industry. If we don’t have a target we’re shooting at and more importantly, if we don’t have a strong enough Why, we won’t stay motivated to stay the course. Our “Why” is really one of the foundations for victory!

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    Bill Reply:

    If it was one of your first things, you got off on the right foot. Most people never understand their why.

    Bill

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  34. Robin van der Merwe Says:

    Bill,
    Enjoyed the post…. and you are so right. The day I realized that earning more income meant we could do more things for others, my WHY changed in a big way. Sometimes, we just need something a little bigger than ourselves to work for…

    Wishing you a great week,
    Robin

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    Bill Reply:

    Thank You Robin,

    Keep it visualized and you will succeed. Helping others is a worthy WHY!

    Bill

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  35. Beverly Monical Says:

    Great post.I love helping others in times of need. To be able to do more of that I have to have the time freedom as well as income to be able to do it. That is my Why.
    Beverly

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    Beverly,

    That is an awesome why! Helping others in need is a great blessing the the recipient and the giver. Sounds Great!

    Bill

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  36. lesly Says:

    Hey Bill!
    Congratulations on setting TSA on fire! You are an inspiration. Coney Island, gosh.. I used to go there as a kid, almost moved there but stayed a Jersey gal. The why is so important, I know. Enjoyed reading your story – it was inspiring. Thanks! Made me revisit my why!

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    Lesly,

    I hope your talking about Fort Wayne, In. A great place to live, been here my whole life.
    Re: TSA thank you, I simply set goal and went for it. My goal was to syndicate every post out there. It did take a little time each day! But I enjoyed it!

    Bill

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  37. Christine Casey Says:

    Wow! So incredibly true and something I also often state: “Until you know your WHY, the HOW doesn’t matter!” Your WHY is the only thing that will motivate you to do all the non-fun things that you must do in order to succeed – and will drive you thru those tough times. I appreciate you sharing this Bill ;-) Christine

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    Christine,

    That is the statement I have heard quoted many times. Dale culvert was the first one that shared this with me.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Bill

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  38. Julie Elliott Says:

    Thank you bill for that great blog and sharing your story. I have thought about my why I do what I do, but I have never written it down. I think it is time to really think about that and write it down so I can see it and read it everyday to remind me what is most important, and you are right it comes down to family and helping other people. Thank you Bill. I look forward to learning more from you. Have a great Monday.

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    Julie,

    Writing it down is so powerful. It will allow you to pull it out each day and keep it fresh in your mind.

    Bill

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  39. Lori Robertson Says:

    Bill, my WHY is also my family, mainly my 13yr old daughter, I want her to never have to work for anyone in her life, I want her to be able to do all the things that I could not do at a young age, like travel the world and see the places they study about and learn about different cultures and be really appreciative of others.

    Thanks for helping me revisit a portion of my WHY!

    Lori

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    Lori,

    That’s a pretty big why my friend. Keep it visually in front of you. Thanks for sharing it with me.

    Bill

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  40. Joanna Sayers Says:

    Hi Bill,
    Having the WHY was very important to me when I ran my first marathon .. it sure gives you a kick in the pants when the going gets tough!

    My WHY for other bits of my life is probably not disimiliar to yours – my family, my home. But sometimes, misfortune makes it hard. It’s good to sit back and remind myself WHY.

    Great post, thanks for sharing.

    Joanna

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    Joanna,

    Taking the moments to reflect is vital to staying energized. It’s what will keep you going on days you just don’t want to. Some days it is good to simply be me days as well. Those days are days of simple escape from reality. Lol. But it is important to keep reminders of the why close so one doesn’t get lost!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Bill

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  41. Beth Allen Says:

    Aww Bill, thank you for inviting us in to your world. Your story really touched my heart as I understand you on an even deeper level. You are so right, having that insatiable, burning desire that moves us on an unwavering path towards our dreams is absolutely essential!

    I DO know what you’re talkin’ about (and glad I do)! :)

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    Beth,

    I love to hear that little voice in the background every time we talk. Lol. Enjoy him while he is your for tomorrow he will be living on his own. Being self employed for a few years as you have, you do understand the importance of the WHY!

    Thanks for stopping by my friend.

    Bill

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  42. Maggie Lancy Says:

    Great post. Yes! You need a Why that makes you cry!

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    Thanks Maggie, I don’t know about the Cry but I do believe the WHY LOL

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  43. Dr. Erica Goodstone Says:

    Bill,

    What a great post. A great reminder to keep getting more clear about my “Why.” I have played in national womens’ tennis tournaments. There are women competing in singles and doubles IN THEIR 90′s! There was a guy playing in our round robins at 92.

    So I will share my “Why.” I took an early retirement as a professor of health and physical education and continued a small private counseling practice which I had started when I began the teaching. Over the years I have had some physical problems – like lying on the floor unable to move because of muscle contractions in my back.

    But my knowledge of physical activities, like Pilates and Yoga, as well as my background in body therapies (massage, craniosacral, shiatsu, neuromuscular, etc.) helped me to heal. Now, I want to use my healing experiences, plus my understanding of what it takes to create healthy relationships, to help people, especially baby boomers, to find a way to remain healthy well into their senior and super senior years.

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    Dr Erica, that is so cool that you have been able to over come this. You keep your focus on what your goal is and the WHY and you will make it happen.

    Thank you for the comment.

    Bill

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  44. Nelson Schroeder Says:

    Great usage Bill of photos and a story. You will hit many who need to find their “Why”. The guy’s still going strong at 86. Have him email me with his secret formula. I need all the help I can muster.

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    Thanks Nelson, I know he takes at least 2 aspirins a day. He has slowed a little but rarely does he take off.

    Bill

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  45. Mark Hiatt Says:

    Hello Bill! I’m listening to Anthony Robbins in my car currently and he gives another word: leverage. Before any change can take place we need to find enough leverage on ourselves to activate the action required. He makes the point that pain is not a bad thing if we use that pain as leverage. Good stuff Bill. Thanks for writing.

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    Mark I have heard the concept of the leverage. I do agree with the pain aspect. But sometimes there may be no experience of pain that a person can relate to. Having the WHY is so important.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Bill

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  46. Nicole Rushin Says:

    Great topic. I have a big fat WHY, but I just can’t spill the beans. Thanks so much for sharing this. Some people have never even thought about this or maybe they did not have a reason to. When you lose your job and your business and risk losing your house this is something you have to ask yourself in order to keep yourself motivated. Most of us don’t have self motivational skills, even though we think we do, we do not. This is a hard thing to get. Thanks for Sharing this post with us.

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    Bill Reply:

    Nicole,

    Losing ones job and home can be a major motivator. It still amazes me the number of people that do not have a Why that they can focus on. If we stay focused on the WHY the rest comes a little easier.

    Bill

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  47. Val Wilcox Says:

    Awesome Bill!
    Love your share about your Why. My Why is to help others discover their Why and see that they can accomplish their dreams. Taking this to a coaching level is something I’ve always dreamed of. Now I am creating that reality!

    Life is good! Live it to the max :)
    Val

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    Bill Reply:

    Val,

    I can see that in you. You seem to have a way with bringing out the best in people. Keep up the good work.

    Bill

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