The most impactful element of the TEC Framework for me is the Big Why. The essential energy we bring to each day in order to experience joy and flow. This concept initially blew me away…. Fancy there being a one word answer to the question “Why are you here?” And fancy that word, and the meaning behind that word, holding such an incredibly deep place within my very being….
When I first attended the Power of YOU back in 2013, I identified my Big Why as PURPOSE. I must admit I got a little caught up in the concept of what my ‘purpose’ was…. Which had me stewing over and trying to clarify the answer to the age old question “what is my purpose?” My “aha” moment was when I was asked how I could BRING purpose to each day. This was a simpler concept for me and was much less daunting. So questioning myself around: “How could I be purposeful about what I am about to do?” really helped me get clear about the energy I could bring to each and everything I do.
Shoot forward 12 months and I repeated this exercise and connected with a new Big Why of GROWTH. Bringing an energy of growth to my day was reasonably easy for me as growth is one of my highest values and I had already had some action attraction plans in place around living in alignment with this value. This Big Why led me on all kinds of adventures (both personally and professionally). I began to adopt an outlook of any challenging, confronting or uncomfortable experience being an opportunity for growth, so instead of giving in to my fears and anxieties automatically, I would question… “what opportunities for growth are present in this situation?” This new habit of questioning was paramount in my decision to join The Elevation Company…. A Company which is ALL ABOUT GROWTH!
At a Team Training 12 months ago, I again repeated this exercise and have connected with my new Big Why of IMPACT. Believe it or not, I initially repelled against this word, previously I associated it with statements like “the force of the impact” so it seemed quite pushy, forceful and even violent. Until….. I started to consciously bring the energy of IMPACT into each day…. My new question being “how can I make a positive impact here?” Or “what kind of impact will this have?” It really is all about perception!
As a reminder to connect with our Big Why, we were also encouraged to assign a colour to it, and to consciously bring things into our lives that reflect our Big Why colour. My Big Why colour is purple. I loved this concept…. Once connected to my Big Why and experiencing the power and flow from bringing that energy into my life, I began to bring lots of purple things into my life, and they bring me that same joyful feeling when I see them. A few months ago, I even painted my front door purple (inside and out)…and I LOVE it!!
If you do not yet know your Big Why, I highly recommend you coming along to one of our events to go through the process to find it. It can be utterly life changing.