One of the most crucial factors in building a successful and fulfilling business is having a clear understanding of your “why”. Knowing your purpose and motivation behind your business can help you make important decisions, stay focused during challenging times, and ultimately achieve your goals. In this post, we’ll explore what drives you and how to find your “why” as an HR founder. So, grab a pen and paper and let’s get started on uncovering your purpose and passion!
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What Drives Me?
Before we dive into finding your why, I want to share mine with you.
MindAbility was born after two significant traumas occurred in my life. The first was when I was treated with PTSD for a year following the breakdown of a marriage. The second was the sudden death of my partner.
After my partner’s death, I returned to work in just one month. Shortly after, A good friend took me on a walk and told me that the shareholders in the business weren’t happy with my performance. This simply wasn’t the case, and yet, I felt a huge surge of positive energy and I knew I HAD to do something with that. Even today, I can take you back to that very same spot where my life changed – it was my awakening and the dawning of my ‘why’. How could share this energy with others to change their lives for the better?
It was during this period that I realised my true passion was helping HR consultancy and people-based business owners to succeed and thrive on their own terms.
These are the people who are at the forefront of the evolution of the workplace, and they need support and empowerment to create their own success. By working with them, I know that I can play a larger part in making the world of work a better place. This is what drives me every day and keeps me focused on helping others achieve their goals and find their own purpose in their businesses.
So, What Drives YOU?
As an HR founder, it can be easy to get lost in the day-to-day operations of your business and forget about the bigger picture. That’s why it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of your “why” and what drives you to succeed. Here are some ways to find your why:
- Reflect on your past experiences
Start by reflecting on your past experiences, both positive and negative. What were the moments that made you feel most fulfilled and motivated? What were the challenges that you overcame that made you stronger? By looking back on these experiences, you can start to identify patterns and themes that can guide you towards your purpose. You can see from my story above how a traumatic experience has led to the creation of my passion.
- Identify your values
Your values are the principles that guide your decision-making and behaviour. Take some time to identify your core values and think about how they align with your business. Are you passionate about helping others? Are you driven by a desire to create positive change in the world? By aligning your values with your business, you can create a sense of purpose and direction. In the HR field, this is particularly important. If you fail to achieve this step, you risk coming across as inauthentic to your prospective clients.
- Find your unique strengths (and utilise them)
As an HR founder, you likely have unique strengths that set you apart from others in your industry. Take some time to identify these strengths and think about how you can leverage them to create a successful business. Are you a natural leader? Are you great at problem-solving? By focusing on your strengths, you can create a business that reflects your unique talents and passions. On the flip side, it’s also important to know your weaknesses – then, you can turn them into more strengths!
- Define your mission statement
Your mission statement is a concise statement that captures the purpose and values of your business. Take some time to craft a mission statement that reflects your “why” and what drives you to succeed. This can help you stay focused on your goals and make important decisions that align with your purpose. Try and be specific and think about the practical ways you help your audience.
- Surround yourself with supportive people
Finally, surround yourself with supportive people who believe in your vision and can help you stay motivated. Joining a community of like-minded HR founders can provide a great source of inspiration and support as you navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
Why Find Your ‘Why’?
Finding your “why” can have many benefits for HR founders. Here are a few of the most significant:
- Increased motivation and fulfilment: When you have a clear sense of purpose and passion, you’re more likely to feel motivated and fulfilled in your work. You’ll have a deeper understanding of why you’re doing what you’re doing, which can help you stay focused and energised even during challenging times.
- Clear direction and focus: When you know what drives you, you can create a clear direction and focus for your business. You’ll be able to make important decisions with confidence, knowing that they align with your purpose and values.
- Improved decision-making: Having a clear sense of purpose can help you make better decisions for your business. You’ll be able to evaluate options more effectively, weighing them against your mission statement and values.
- Stronger relationships with clients and employees: When your business reflects your purpose and values, you’ll attract clients and employees who share those values. This can lead to stronger relationships and a deeper sense of connection within your organisation.
- Greater impact: When you’re driven by a clear purpose, you’re more likely to create a business that has a positive impact on the world. You’ll be able to make decisions that align with your values and create a culture that fosters positive change.
Make Your Goals A Reality
Finding your “why” as an HR founder can be a powerful tool for creating a successful and fulfilling business. By reflecting on your past experiences, identifying your values and unique strengths, defining your mission statement, and surrounding yourself with supportive people, you can create a sense of purpose and direction that will guide you towards success.
Need more support in your HR business? Book a 1:1 call with me to find your why or join the Business Clinic to clarify your business direction.