The speech is part of Swissmiss’ super cool initiative Creative Mornings – breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month, free of charge and open to anyone.
This Friday video’s protagonist, Sinek, has been working hard to spread a movement that inspires people to do the things that inspire them. He teaches us extraordinary lessons on career fulfillment.
Life and career fulfillment
Simon is also the author of the global bestseller, “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.”
On this video, delicately affirms that what the world is missing (and especially what we aren’t teaching to the younger generations) is empathy.
Empathy is the first criteria to being a good leader.
It’s about service to others, cause that is what it means to be human.
Designers these days have the heavy responsibility to develop virtual stress-coping mechanisms – social media websites and apps. Sinek’s point is that Millennials are not being taught do deal with their real social lives.
They are growing up having full access to a highly addictive habit, internet, and virtual experiences inject tons of dopamine.
The importance of the designers and the creative industry is geometrically growing. As the number of interactions consuming information and goods grows.
Fight instant gratification
But how can we cope with all this overwhelming new world in a healthy, productive way?
Everything is instant gratification, and the problem is too many people have applied that instant gratification to their careers and to their lives.
The speech also states that this super-turbo life is leading us to forget that life or career fulfillment is more of a journey than it is an immediate reward.
He reminds us to focus on wanting amazing and not only ok lives and careers. To understand once and for all that our biggest concurrent is ourselves, and not someone else.
The joy comes, not from comparison; but from advancement.
On why you should be your only concurrent
What some of us freelancers already understood and some others will still be hugely benefitted by finding out, is that we need to play the infinite game.
Not the finite, where we play, according to Simon, against known players, with fixed rules and specific time to cross the finishing line.
In other words, not to play against others is what Sinek begs us to realize, but that by trying to be our better versions day after day is what will make us master the infinite game of infinite personal and professional growth.
And how, by wanting to see others rising as well, we can achieve real leadership.
Finite players work to beat the concurrence, infinite players work to be better than themselves.
Make sure to watch Simon Sinek’s speech.
It really inspired us as freelance designers, to keep working on what we could be better.
For sure, a very human approach to business. After all, isn’t everybody’s dream, to live happily doing something that we love?
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.
All quotes by Simon Sinek.
And wrap up the vibe listening to this awesome curated playlist for happier workdays.