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Why do you do Things?

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Well I’m here! I’m made it to the Type A Mom Conference! The first day was great. I saw some fabulous presentations and I have so much I want to share but one thing REALLY stood out for me. It was one of those a-ha moments that I just needed to blog about.

Deb Rox presented on Strategic Planning for Bloggers. At one point in the presentation she said and I’m paraphrasing here as this is from memory so bear with me…

I do things for 3 reasons and 3 reasons only. I do something because it’s smart. I do something because it’s fun. I do something because it’s kind. If it’s not smart, fun or kind why would I do it?

I love this! I find myself doing so much that sometimes I think I forget to evaluate WHY I’m doing it. Am I doing it because it’s a strategic move that will further my career or lead to income? Am I doing simply because it’s fun? Or am I doing it because I want to help someone else out.

Smart, Fun, Kind.

I like it. How about you? Why do YOU do things?

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There are 5 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    September 24, 2010

    I love that quote. People ask why I do my job when it is stressful and I answer because I love it!

    jen (@jeninRL)

    September 24, 2010

    I love this quote! Thanks for sharing…you always give me food for thought! Like, Cynthia I have a stressful job but I love it but I can’t say the same for all other “stuffs” – time for some evaluation!

    Have a great weekend!

    Dena A. Lorenzi

    September 27, 2010


    So important to pause + reflect + discern why we are doing what we are doing … These 3 questions are on my inspiration board + in my planner: 1.] Is this what I want to do NOW? 2.] Is this part of MY dream? 3.] Is this something I’m excited about? I really need to answer “yes” to all 3 questions b/4 moving forward with action :-D

    Keep up the great work!


    Jules - Big Girl Bombshell

    September 28, 2010

    THAT is what I am doing lately…WHY am I doing this? What’s its purpose AND is it fun, enjoyable or serve a golden rule principle. THAT usually just naturally leads me to being smart!

    Patty@NYC Girl at Heart

    September 28, 2010

    I love it!

    It’s also so liberating.

    If I work to keep those three things in mind, I can almost feel the pressure being lifted off my shoulders!

    No if only everyone would keep this in mind!