Experiments In Authenticity

Ha!!! Was just thinking…remember those Zune media players...

 

I don’t even think you can give those buckets away now.

 

You ever wonder why great product disappear?

 

I mean sure they had a few flaws, actually they were one of the better one’s if my memory serves me right…

 

Regardless…the reason why they are now better hockey pucks than music players is because the company that made them, thought that the people were buying music players, so they set out to make the absolute best music players.

 

But what people really were buying was a conveniently portable music experience

 

Welp Mr. Jobs –his friends called him Steve– stepped up and said that his “computer company” would produce this experience (with less song capability to boot) and the rest is iPod history.

 

So what can we learn from this?

 

Well I learned that if you really get to the core of what people want in life, be it more music, convenience, or fitness you can really start getting into the heart of what is truly innovative.

 

It’s hard to be authentic when you are focusing on what you are doing and how well you’re doing it.

 

It’s not about the failures and successes briznit.

 

It’s not about the “how” much you love her or “what” you do to make money.

 

Stay with me broham…

 

It’s about your purpose. Your very reason for existence on this planet. You were not put on this planet to work 90 hour weeks and be in debt, but still never see your family…

 

Freedom is what you seek

 

And It’s not the system.

 

It’s us that need to change.

 

Start with “why.” Simon Sinek said it best in his book titled…Start With Why (why, of course).

 

Why, is not where your complete your journey, but it can shed some light on certain issues that may need a new beginning.

 

Jerry “changemaker” Washington

 

P.S. When you’re wrong you’re wrong and sometimes it takes others to point out those mistakes. You gotta drink your medicine sometimes, right?

 

Anyhoo, I’m fortunate to have a supportive group of people that have helped me get to the point I am in life. I have a feeling that they might be able to help you too.

 

Project SELFFY is a Facebook group I created that discusses these same issues in life. I’d consider it a pretty good resource (if I do say so myself) Feel free to join the conversation. Talk soon…

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