110+ Simon Sinek Quotes On Why, Culture And Servant

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Top 10 Simon Sinek Quotes (BEST)

  1. A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.
  2. Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for somthing we love is called passion.
  3. Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.
  4. When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.
  5. The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team.
  6. It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.
  7. Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
  8. Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.
  9. When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.
  10. Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.

Simon Sinek Short Quotes

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  • Generosity is doing something for someone else expecting nothing in return.
  • The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.
  • If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.
  • I don't enjoy eating humble pie; it never tastes good. But I do appreciate it when it happens.
  • Safe is good for sidewalks and swimming pools, but life requires risk if we are to get anywhere.
  • If you sell what you do, you're a vendor. If you sell why you do it, you're a brand.
  • We'd achieve more if we chase the dream instead of the competition.
  • We have no choice, we must all die. How we live, however, is entirely of our choosing.
  • What I'm doing is obeying the law of diffusion of innovations.
  • Believing that your competition is stronger and better than you pushes you to better yourselves.
 quote Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.

Simon Sinek Quotes On Leadership

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Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more — Simon Sinek

Leaders don’t complain about what’s not working. Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it. — Simon Sinek

Leaders don't look for recognition from others, leaders look for others to recognize. — Simon Sinek

 quote Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of thos
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.

True #leadership isn't the bastion of a few who sit at the top ... We all need to step up, take the risk and put our interests second-not always-but when it counts. — Simon Sinek

Great leaders must have two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate that vision clearly. — Simon Sinek

The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people. — Simon Sinek

 quote The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to success even though you
The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to success even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done.

Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation. — Simon Sinek

Any great and inspiring leader or organization that ever existed set out to do something completely unrealistic. — Simon Sinek

The responsibility of leadership is not to come up with all the ideas but to create an environment in which great ideas can thrive. — Simon Sinek

The cost of leadership is self-interest. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Culture

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Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn't marry someone for the 'operational efficiencies' they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason? — Simon Sinek

I have friends who are majorly into the cosplay culture and have urged me to go to a convention for no other reason than to meet others like me. — Simon Sinek

Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything - for better or for worse. — Simon Sinek

A sour corporate culture can actually make an entire society unhappy. This means that a strong corporate culture can have a positive impact on a society. — Simon Sinek

Unhealthy cultures create addiction. Healthy cultures create social bonds. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Success

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Greatness is not born from one success. Greatness is born from persevering through the countless failed attempts that preceded. — Simon Sinek

Focus on long term success but be willing to make short term adjustments to get there — Simon Sinek

Success comes when we wake up every day in that never-ending pursuit of why we do what we do. — Simon Sinek

Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success. — Simon Sinek

When you can wake up in the morning and feel successful whether some end goal is realized or not...THAT is true success. — Simon Sinek

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. — Simon Sinek

Success always takes help. Failure is done alone. — Simon Sinek

Sometimes spending time with someone who is perceived as 'successful' can make us feel less successful. — Simon Sinek

Some would argue that you're as successful as the company you keep. Certainly there is a connection between our friends and who we are. — Simon Sinek

Success is when reality catches up to your imagination. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Love

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True love is when both people think they have the better half of the deal. — Simon Sinek

When I was a kid, I was a bit of a space geek. I loved the space program and all things NASA. I would read books about our solar system; I had pictures of the Space Shuttle on my bedroom wall. And yes, I even went to Space Camp. — Simon Sinek

Work requires effort. Things we love to do feel effortless. Only do the things you love and you'll never have to work again. — Simon Sinek

Customers will never love a company until its employees love it first. — Simon Sinek

Pilots have their names painted just beneath the canopy of their aircraft. This gives the pilot a sense of ownership for his or her jet. What's more, like cars, each aircraft has its own personality, so it's important for a pilot to get to know and love his aircraft. — Simon Sinek

True love exists in business. It's when Employee and Employer are amazingly grateful to have each other. We should all have true love at work. — Simon Sinek

Over 90% of people go home at the end of the day feeling unfulfilled by their work, and I won't stop working until that statistic is reversed - until over 90% of people go home and can honestly say, 'I love what I do.' — Simon Sinek

I love science fiction - always have. — Simon Sinek

Being driven is not the same as being passionate. Passion is a love for the journey. Drive is a need to reach the destination. — Simon Sinek

Of course there are people out there who are helping others find their why. Some are doing a really great job and some are doing a not so great job. I love the fact there are people out there, and consultants out there doing that. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Trust

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The goal of business should not be to do business with anyone who simply wants what you have. It should be to focus on the people who believe what you believe. When we are selective about doing business only with those who believe in our WHY, trust emerges. — Simon Sinek

Trust emerges when we have a sense that another person or organization is driven by things other than their own self-gain. — Simon Sinek

The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven't figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, 'There's something fishy about you.' — Simon Sinek

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders. — Simon Sinek

Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear. — Simon Sinek

Trust doesn't develop from always doing the right thing. Trust comes from taking responsibility when we do the wrong thing. — Simon Sinek

Quality effective leaders have the confidence to trust others to try, succeed, and sometimes to fail. We very often confuse personality with leadership. In other words, leadership is not about being a nice person or not a nice person. — Simon Sinek

Quality effective leaders have the confidence to trust others to try, succeed, and sometimes to fail. — Simon Sinek

When you explain to people what you're trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust, even if it's just for that short time you're on the phone. — Simon Sinek

When we are in groups, when we are surrounded by people who believe what we believe, trust emerges and our very survival and progress goes up. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Purpose

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Because a true sense of purpose is deeply emotional, it serves as a compass to guide us to act in a way completely consistent with our values and beliefs. Purpose does not need to involve calculations or numbers. Purpose is about the quality of life. Purpose is human, not economic. — Simon Sinek

Profit isn't a purpose, it's a result. To have purpose means the things we do are of real value to others. — Simon Sinek

Words may inspire, but only ACTION creates change. Most of us live our lives by accident - we live life as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose. — Simon Sinek

I'm building on purpose. I'm building that tipping point. I'm building that law of diffusion of innovation. — Simon Sinek

Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or belief - WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care? — Simon Sinek

Purpose does not need to involve calculations or numbers. Purpose is about the quality of life. Purpose is human, not economic. — Simon Sinek

Entrepreneurs must be practical experts. They needn't set out to be subject matter experts in what they do; they must set out to solve a problem or pursue some cause or purpose greater than themselves. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Learning

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We can teach only if we are willing to learn. — Simon Sinek

Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others. — Simon Sinek

The confident ask questions to learn what will connect. The insecure just keep talking with the hope something will stick. — Simon Sinek

We don't learn much when everything goes right. We learn the most when things go wrong. — Simon Sinek

I have been inspired by Martin Luther King and how he inspired a movement. I have learned that a cause must be organic; if it is to have an impact it must belong to those who join the movement and not those who lead it. — Simon Sinek

Though there are lessons that can be learned about becoming a great leader, most exist inherently in the bellies of those who lead. — Simon Sinek

I need an army. I need people out there who are either preaching with me to different audiences that I can't get to or who are implementing the work and helping people actually learn their why or practice their why or implement their why because I don't do that. — Simon Sinek

We learn most not from all of the things that go right. We learn most when everything goes wrong. — Simon Sinek

If somebody wants to learn their why, either you help them or send them over to their course. All of this stuff helps. — Simon Sinek

Knowledge is understanding based on what has been studied and learned. Wisdom is understanding based on what has been felt and experienced. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Courage

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The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done. — Simon Sinek

So much of starting a business or affecting change is the confidence and courage to simply try. — Simon Sinek

True strength is the courage to admit our weaknesses. — Simon Sinek

Leaders are the ones who have the courage to go first, to put themselves at personal risk to open a path for others to follow. — Simon Sinek

Courage isn't inside; it's external. It comes from someone else telling you they believe in you. — Simon Sinek

Our courage comes from the courage of others. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Inspiring

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Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys. — Simon Sinek

There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. — Simon Sinek

I don't care about convincing the people who think I'm naive or an idiot. I'm interested in how do I inspire the people who are open-minded that there's a different way of seeing the world. — Simon Sinek

The best ideas are the honest ones. Ones born out of personal experience. Ones that originated to help a few but ended up helping many. — Simon Sinek

Inspire people to do the things that inspire them and, together, we can change our world. — Simon Sinek

The true value of a leader is not measured by the work they do. A leader's true value is measured by the work they inspire others to do. — Simon Sinek

Don't give to get. Give to inspire others to give. — Simon Sinek

Leaders volunteer to go first into danger. Their willingness to sacrifice for us is the reason we're inspired to follow. — Simon Sinek

What I say is join me and be part of the army and find ways that maybe even I haven't thought of I haven't even thought of to help spread this message and inspire people to do what inspires them. That's what I need you to do. — Simon Sinek

A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Motivating

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When a leader makes the choice to put the safety and lives of the people inside the organization first, to sacrifice their comforts and sacrifice the tangible results, so that the people remain and feel safe and feel like they belong, remarkable things happen. — Simon Sinek

Your work is your own private megaphone to tell the world what you believe. — Simon Sinek

I never set out to do the things I'm doing now. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On People

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If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you'll need their help. And two, because it's a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do. — Simon Sinek

People don't buy what you do; people buy why you do it. — Simon Sinek

The leader's job is to lead and protect. Not have all the answers, not know everything to do, not to micromanage and tell people what to do or how to do it. A leader's job is to lead and protect. That's their job, and it's the people within the organization - their job is to get the work done. — Simon Sinek

Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers. — Simon Sinek

We should invest in people not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people and good people can always make a bad idea better. — Simon Sinek

The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe. — Simon Sinek

More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it's bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions. — Simon Sinek

People don't buy what you do; they buy what you stand for. — Simon Sinek

Don't freak yourself out by what other people have. They don't have what you've got. — Simon Sinek

If I walk into a room of 500 people, my standard is, if I can't give 400 or 450 of you something, a language or a new way of seeing something, then I have failed. If I get 100 of you, I am a failure. I have to get a majority. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Leaders

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The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks. — Simon Sinek

A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines. — Simon Sinek

Authorities act with themselves in mind. Leaders act with others in mind. Authorities take. Leaders give. Authorities die. Leaders live on. — Simon Sinek

The true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest. — Simon Sinek

Managers watch over our numbers, our time and our results. Leaders watch over us. — Simon Sinek

A poor leader will tell you how many people work for them. A great leader will tell you how many people they work for. — Simon Sinek

You'll never see the president carry his own luggage, and why? Because even though we know he has luggage, it would reduce his stature if he was too much like us. We need to think of our leaders as being above us, even though they must still relate to us. — Simon Sinek

Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness. — Simon Sinek

A good leader shares information, even if they don't know the whole story. Without any information, people create their own, which causes fear and paranoia. — Simon Sinek

Great leaders state out loud what they intend to do and in doing so, they get things done. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Reason

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It's important to slow down, every now and then, for no other reason than to call someone to say 'Hi.' It doesn't have to be a long conversation. Just calling out of the blue does more to let someone know you still care about them than nearly anything else. — Simon Sinek

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don't think we can achieve something beyond what we're qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams? — Simon Sinek

Good listeners have a huge advantage. For one, when they engage in conversation, they make people 'feel' heard. They 'feel' that someone really understands their wants, needs and desires. And for good reason; a good listener does care to understand. — Simon Sinek

Remember to connect with people now and then. In fact, pick up the phone, right now, and call a friend for no other reason than to say hi. — Simon Sinek

The next time someone starts listing all the reasons an idea won't work or can't happen, ask them to give 3 reasons it can. — Simon Sinek

Some see risk as a reason not to try. Some see it as an obstacle to overcome. The risk is the same; to try or not depends on your perspective. — Simon Sinek

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don't work on Halloween and I won't travel on Halloween. Not for any reason. — Simon Sinek

The reason we grow up to be healthy adults is because our parents played this game of giving us responsibility, disciplining us when necessary, letting us try, letting us fail. No matter what we know they are there to support us and see us do well. Leaders are exactly the same. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Leader

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Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it. — Simon Sinek

A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong. — Simon Sinek

We become leaders when we accept the responsibility to protect those in our care. — Simon Sinek

There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or influence. Those who lead inspire us. — Simon Sinek

A great leader will never sacrifice the people for the numbers. — Simon Sinek

A company and leaders of the company have the responsibility of the precious lives of all the human beings that work there. — Simon Sinek

I never imagined working with CEOs, congressmen or the military, yet I make regular visits to the Pentagon, stop by the Capitol now and then and sit down with leaders of all kinds of companies. — Simon Sinek

Notoriously outspoken, his sentences always punctuated with profanities, General George S. Patton was the epitome of what a leader should be like - or so he thought. Patton believed a leader should look and act tough, so he cultivated his image and his personality to match his philosophy. — Simon Sinek

We all have the luxury of looking out for ourselves. Leaders also have the honor of looking out for others. — Simon Sinek

Like a good parent can't also be his child's best friend, a leader with authority requires some separation from subordinates. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes On Matter

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The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. — Simon Sinek

The world is a bell curve. Classroom test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the population you're studying, they always fit neatly across the standard deviations of the famous bell curve. — Simon Sinek

No matter when or where, always bring your 'A' game, because you never know when it will open doors for you. — Simon Sinek

Every single organization - or career, for that matter - exists on three levels: WHAT you do, HOW you do it and WHY you do it. — Simon Sinek

New ideas need audiences like flowers need bees. No matter how bright and colorful, they will die unless others work to spread them — Simon Sinek

It doesn't matter how much we know, it matters how clearly others can understand what we know. — Simon Sinek

If we care about the average working American, then Wal-Mart matters. A lot. — Simon Sinek

Academic experts may not be good at doing what they are experts in themselves, but they are good at explaining the subject matter to others. They write books, teach courses and offer lessons and give steps others can follow. — Simon Sinek

I have to have an impact. That's what drives me to practice to make sure my words are clear and my stories are compelling. Right. Because it matters. — Simon Sinek

No matter how many or how few people you have reporting to you, you must remember that as you climb higher in the ranks, your words will be taken as commands even if you're just thinking out loud. — Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. — Simon Sinek

Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response. — Simon Sinek

Pure pragmatism can't imagine a bold future. Pure idealism can't get anything done. It is the delicate blend of both that drives innovation. — Simon Sinek

Leading is not the same as being the leader. Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to. — Simon Sinek

Our vision is only actionable if we share it. Without sharing, it’s just a figment of our imagination. — Simon Sinek

Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are. — Simon Sinek

Starbucks was founded around the experience and the environment of their stores. Starbucks was about a space with comfortable chairs, lots of power outlets, tables and desks at which we could work and the option to spend as much time in their stores as we wanted without any pressure to buy. The coffee was incidental. — Simon Sinek

Listening is not understanding the words of the question asked, listening is understanding why the question was asked in the first place. — Simon Sinek

The goal is not simply to 'work hard, play hard.' The goal is to make our work and our play indistinguishab le. — Simon Sinek

The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past. — Simon Sinek

Vision is a destination - a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route - an adaptable path to get us where we want to go. — Simon Sinek

Simple ideas are easier to understand. Ideas that are easier to understand are repeated. Ideas that are repeated change the world. — Simon Sinek

Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can't do it alone. It's the great paradox of being human. — Simon Sinek

Leadership is about empowering others to achieve things they did not think possible. — Simon Sinek

The future is only scary if we try to avoid it. — Simon Sinek

Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why. — Simon Sinek

All the perks, all the benefits and advantages you may get for the rank or position you hold, they aren’t meant for you. They are meant for the role you fill. And when you leave your role, which eventually you will, they will give the ceramic cup to the person who replaces you. Because you only ever deserved a Styrofoam cup. — Simon Sinek

A why has to be for others. It's something you give to the world. It's the reason your friends love you because this is the thing that you give them and it fulfills them. This is the reason your clients love you or your fans love you because you give them something. It's something to offer, that's what the why is. — Simon Sinek

We can rationalize anything and easily quit on ourselves. Leadership is refusing to quit on others. — Simon Sinek

We must all try to empathize before we criticize. Ask someone what's wrong before telling them they are wrong. — Simon Sinek

The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn't. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it's time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason - to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do. — Simon Sinek

We should never let reality interfere with our dreams. Reality can't see what we can see. — Simon Sinek

There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. — Simon Sinek

We can make up for lost money, but we can't make up for lost time. — Simon Sinek

Great communicators don't just hear the words. Great communicators hear the meaning behind the words — Simon Sinek

The value we provide most to others is the same value we appreciate most from others. — Simon Sinek

Progress is more important than perfection. — Simon Sinek

Changing the world takes more than everything any one person knows, but not more than we know together. — Simon Sinek

To succeed takes more than the desire to win. It also takes the acceptance that we could fail. — Simon Sinek

My challenge is to make sure the things I say and the things I do remain consistent for as often and as long as possible. My why is to inspire people to do the things that inspire them so that together we can change our world. That's why I wake up every single day. I'm agnostic to the form it takes: I teach, I write, I speak, I advise. — Simon Sinek

It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius. — Simon Sinek

For values or guiding principles to be truly effective they have to be verbs. It's not "integrity," it's "always do the right thing." It's not "innovation," it's "look at the problem from a different angle." Articulating our values as verbs gives us a clear idea - we have a clear idea of how to act in any situation. — Simon Sinek

The most effective leaders are actually better at guarding against danger when they acknowledge it that it exists. Cowards, in contrast, cling to the hope that failure will never happen and may be sloppy in the face of danger - not because they don't acknowledge that it exists, but because they are just too afraid of it to look it in the eye. — Simon Sinek

If everything goes right, we get a good experience. If everything goes wrong, we get a good story. — Simon Sinek

When you start with why, which decision you make becomes very easy. It is so hard to do when you may suffer a short term loss or you may lose out on some short term gain. But in the long run it's way more powerful and way more stable. — Simon Sinek

Life Lessons by Simon Sinek

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  1. Simon Sinek teaches that having a clear purpose and understanding why you do what you do is essential for success. He encourages people to think deeply about their goals and to have faith in their own ideas.
  2. He also emphasizes the importance of having a strong support system and believing in yourself. He believes that having a positive attitude and the right mindset can help you achieve anything.
  3. Lastly, he encourages people to take risks and to never give up on their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may be. He believes that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.

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