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Your Big Why

Why do you do the work you do?

Is your first response, “Money. It pays the bills.” or “It helps me support my family.” or “It’s what I know how to do.” or “Because I love it.” or “It’s what I was put here to do.” in your thought thread? If not, is that important to you?

At Career Triage, we know from personal and client experience, that being crystal-clear-connected to your ‘Who Am I?’ and your ‘Why I get up in the morning’ is the foundation of career and life success. Human beings are not static. We grow and (hopefully!) evolve, as will our Who and Why. When we’re young, we’re told who we are and why we should do things and many of us keep rolling with that pattern with employers because it (seemingly) works. Until it doesn’t. The externalized Who and Why begins to chafe...causing frustration and life dissatisfaction.

In a few days, America will celebrate Independence Day, our commemoration of separating from the subjugation of Britain. A Declaration of Independence. This celebration will take place in the midst of a national reckoning of freedom not being free for America’s Black, Brown, and Native American citizens and a precipitously growing disparity between the haves and have nots of all races.

This is also a time of personal reckoning... a time to get clear on your Who and Why and live a life that’s grounded in Who and Why alignment. Your Declaration of Personal Freedom will not only have the ripple effect of making life better for you, your family, and your community, you’ll leave your imprint on making this country live up to its promise.


Assess whether your life aligns to your Big Why: Ask yourself if you're living under old and externally focused narratives that no longer serve you. Who are you without a role or title? Who do you want to be? What’s blocking you from living it?

Listen to our Big Why QuickTalk for inspiration, here.

Check out our self-study course options, here.

Sharing is caring! Please forward this newsletter to friends and co-workers who’d benefit. Thank you and enjoy a great 4th of July holiday!

Know Yourself. Assess Yourself. Brand Yourself.

The Master Coaches of Career Triage HQ, LLC

Rene’ Washington, Gwen Hall, and Tonya Hill Allen

P.S. Want to figure out your Big Why and start living it? Schedule a free Discovery Call with us by emailing

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