061: David Mead

According to today’s guest, it doesn’t matter how much we do if what we do doesn’t really matter. If you want to have more influence in the world, more sustainable business success, and greater fulfillment in the journey, then tune in for Dr. Norton’s inspiring conversation with Organizational Development and Start with Why Purpose Expert, David Mead. David is of the opinion that your Why comes from your past; it is who you already are at your best so you’re simply uncovering who that person is. Make sure to also catch the Mindfluence Challenge of the week to help you take more purpose filled action and create more significant results.

Key Takeaways:

[1:22] Financial results don’t define us. What defines us is the impact we have on the lives of others.

[1:38] Who is David Mead?

[2:48] David shares the story behind becoming the Chief of What’s Next at Start with Why.

[4:15] As adults why do we need to start with Why?

[7:20] The Why is intangible – The Why is a feeling, it’s a belief, it’s a worldview that we have.

[9:18] What are some of the benefits of focusing on the Why?

[10:39] What’s a ‘Why Statement’? David also shares the Why behind what drives him to make a positive change.

[13:59] The concept of nested Whys as it relates to an organization’s Why in relation to the individuals’ Whys.

[17:52] What can happen in a business if the top leadership in the organization doesn’t clarify a foundational Why?

[19:30] How are we biologically wired/driven to engage at this level? David explains using Simon’s Golden Circle concept.

[23:00] Integration of the What, How, and Why and having balance between the 3.

[24:07] Why does success become one of our biggest challenges? What’s the Split as conceptualized by Simon Sinek?

[28:07] What happens to an organization that loses their Why? They stay in business, but they’re surviving not thriving.

[29:14] David articulates on the Why discovery process. Listen in here if you have not yet discovered your Why.

[33:10] What to do next after discovering your Why.

[36:28] Contact information for David and his organization. Also, Google “Start with Why” or “Simon Sinek” for more information and resources.

[37:49] Mindfluence success challenge: Begin the discovery process for revealing your Why and then create a draft Why Statement.

[39:08] The New Mindfluence Revolution training program, From Passionate Purpose to Sustainable Success, is now accessible by emailing team@mindfluencerevolution.com.

[39:47] “Finding something that inspires us is good. Doing something with what inspires us is better.” – David Mead

Mentioned in This Episode:

www.mindfluencerevolution.com

The Mindfluence YOUniverse

team@mindfluencerevolution.com

Mindfluence Revolution training program: From Passionate Purpose to Sustainable Success

David Mead – Chief of What’s Next

Start With Why podcast

www.satartwithwhy.com

Why Discovery Course

The Golden Circle by Simon Sinek

Tweetables:

“What defines us is the impact we have on the lives of others.”

“It’s so easy to get stuck in that rut of ‘what’ and ‘how’.”

“The Why is a feeling, it’s a belief, it’s a worldview that we have.”

“Finding something that inspires us is good. Doing something with what inspires us is better.”

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