Your WHY Matters
You have a career goal. You are on the right track to achieve it. You are working long hours—taking notes in class, reading books, writing papers, studying for tests, navigating internships. You know the HOW but, if you’re honest, sometimes you wonder if there is something you’re missing.
After decades as a successful Ivy League student, corporate recruiter, career advisor, faculty member, and university administrator, Tony Tsai finally figured out why his colleagues, managers, and students were achieving their goals and yet feeling dissatisfied, frustrated, and unhappy.
He found the missing piece in the Education Equation:
In Solving for “WHY”, Tony reflects upon the role of meaning, community, and purpose in higher education, and how students like you can create more meaningful experiences in school and beyond by solving for your WHY. As far as he’s concerned, it’s a simple equation.
The combination of stories, lessons, and inquiries Tony shares will quickly lead you to your WHY and the self-knowledge you need to go beyond achieving your goals and thrive as a human being.
By the end of this book, you will:
- Discover Your WHY and Have the Tools You Need to Apply It to Your HOW
- Understand Your Strengths and Be Able to Leverage Them
- Find Your Limits and Go Beyond Them
- Intentionally Develop Trust and Build a Powerful Network of Relationships
- Develop a Mission Statement to Guide Your Decision-Making
- Improve Your Communication
- Create Strong Habits of Achievement
If you want to make sure that all of your effort is going to help you create a happy life, in addition to plenty of career success, then this is the book for you.
Your WHY Will Take You Further than Your HOW
“I met Amanda at Camp good Life Project, a retreat for creatives seeking to connect with like-minded folks, and her workshop about developing an authentic message as an author was transformational. Among the things I learned was that I was really writing the book that I wanted to read. At the time, I didn’t know how to write a book, but I knew I could write the book that ‘I wanted to read.’ That workshop helped me to write my authentic message, and then I decided to enlist her support with the content editing because my feeling was that she was looking into the deeper message and would challenge me to bring that out.
I was right. It wasn’t just, ‘Hey, great job!’ She challenged me to rewrite the introduction of my book. I did not want to do it, so I pushed back, and she pushed back on my pushback. It was a creative discussion that shaped an introduction that is far more compelling and authentically expressive. And I think, spiritually, I had to express the things I did in that introduction and Amanda challenged and supported me to do that.
Because of our work together, I wrote the book that I wanted to read and learned a lot about the process of writing from her that will help me write more books in the future. She has a great sense about what you want to express as an author and the things that are hanging you up from that expression. She is a gentle and firm (and loving) guide in this process. It is a great privilege for me to have her support.”