Dear Why Team member,
I hope you had a Very Merry Christmas, or Holiday depending on your beliefs, and that you’re excited about the New Year!
We will never get to live in anothoer a year like the one approaching, a year that has “clarity” in its name: 2020 - perfect vision; everyone’s striving to have it. No better time to sit down and clearly define or revisit our why and what else we’d like to accomplish.
When you consider all that you do, what you do and how you do it, consider sitting down and writing what really inspires you, what you really enjoy doing that serves both yourself and others, the responsibilities you have chosen that give your life meaning and purpose. For example, my personal why is to positively impact as many people as I can before I die. Now, I understand that having a positive effect on just one person is really enough, that a small pebble can send many ripples across time, but if I can drop many more pebbles, that excites me, the possibilities propel and energize me. The idea that the world could be made a better place for me having been born gives me a reason to be, gives my life meaning, and a purpose for being here, knowing that even just surviving trials and tribulations can help others through their own.
I have also found that defining a personal why has helped orient my life toward a goal; having an aim can keep you from becoming aimless.
As faith would have it, sometimes we take baby steps, and sometimes we take big strides towards the realization of our goals, and recently, a new creation has come from living out my why that has been particularly fun. We know that body language, or to truly “embody” a message, can bring so much more to communication; just this past week, I was sharing a recent video production with a friend and colleague who immediately said, “I want to share this with my daughter.” Of course, this was music to my ears, but his comment got me thinking about how challenging parenting is nowadays - especially the parenting of teenagers. As parents, we almost have to create short, visually entertaining videos to get our children’s attention :-)
When my own children like my Instagram posts of new video productions, it drives me all the more to enhance how I might serve you.
Many of you have encouraged me to give this blog an auditory and a visual format, hence I have partnered with Jon Berrien Media to produce short videos that I hope will serve you and those you seek to serve. YouTube has made available incredible programming, and it’s amazing how much can be conveyed in just a single one-minute video.
On YouTube, simply search my name:
Steve Luckenbach - and you will get access to videos that I hope will help you live out your Why. I agree with the convenience of watching a video during workouts or listening to them during commutes; so based on audience requests, soon you’ll be able to access my speeches besides “the visual” of the Why Team Weekly blogs.
An example video is attached below.
There are just a few days left in 2019; I hope it was a great year for you, a year where you got to live your Why. Thank you for the honor and the privilege to serve you via this weekly blog. And as you consider all the ways you might get to a 2020 vision to make 2020 your best year ever,
consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and/or following me on Instagram. You might just see a video that is perfectly timed for you or for a loved one.
There really are so many ways to serve each other - I hope my WHY will continue to serve yours.
Happy New Year!!