Start With Why
Start With Why
In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including me.
Start With Why is one of my favorite non-fiction books.
Great leaders inspire others by putting the Why (the purpose) before the How (the process), or the What (the product).
So why do I do what I do?
I think differently. I believe we can all reach our highest potential if we think big, act small, and start now.
This is what drives me. This is what motivates me. I also believe that there is a better way to live and to self-improve so we can reach our highest potential. Since discovering my why, I have noticed patterns in the things I do, the books I read, the people I get attracted to. They all have the same underlying theme. There is a reason why I left my established life in Toronto and moved to Asia (I found a better way to live and travel), there’s a reason why I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss (a guy whose mission is to create an army of thinkers who can become better than him), and there’s a reason why I teach project-based learning to grade 1 students at Whittle School & Studios (first global school that is re-imagining education, an institution that values honoring potential.)
How do I do what I do?
It’s important to me that my projects are designed beautifully. I value aesthetics. There’s a reason why I use the Reggio Emilia approach (a progressive way of learning) in my teaching; a method that uses colors and materials inspired by nature.
What do I do?
I create visual storytelling projects, using leading-edge technologies to make them more interactive and social. These projects transform my students and global audiences into active participants in the storytelling process, and allows everyone to make and share their own unique stories.
Currently I’m also developing an idea to establish an innovative storytelling lab at Whittle School & Studios, where we can rethink storytelling for the 21st century.