Here is a fun game that can help you get some valuable insights about yourself.
The game is called “Why” and it is very easy to explain. I have also included my uncensored answers from this morning to help you grasp it quickly.
It goes like this:
- Think of a topic you want to explore,
- Start asking why until no more answers come to you,
- Write down whatever comes to your mind/pen/heart.
I do this game always with my customers when trying to understand what they really want. This is a crucial step in any product or service development, to avoid throwing money away by building something no one will ever use.
Why am I doing this?
Today I was my own customer. I wanted to understand why am I putting so much effort into setting up my own business online.
Why 1: Why do I want to have an online business?
Because I want to have more money. I want to increase my income.
Why 2: Why do I want to have more money?
I want to have more money to have more possibilities: have a bigger space to live, go more often to the South of France, regularly visit and help my parents in Macedonia, to name just the first things that popped into my head.
Why 3: What will I solve with having more possibilities?
I would have more space for myself and will need to do fewer compromises, for example with my partner or employer (ideally, I will only have partners, no employers). I would be independent financially, but also more autonomous in terms of taking important decisions.
Why 4: What will change if I can make autonomous decisions?
I will be and feel free. I can choose how I want to live my life.
Why 5: How will my life change if I am free to live as I want?
I will live in harmony with myself and the people around me. I will constantly grow and develop and provide value to others. I will be closer to my true self, have a purposeful and meaningful life!
It is so rewarding to get to know yourself better and realize that behind the obvious need for “more money” there is a profound purpose, worth all the effort and dedication.
The Dilts logical levels
The “Why” game is based on Robert Dilts’s logical levels. You start at the bottom level, your environment, and with each why, you discover the upper layers of yourself.
The more you know about yourself, the better you will be able to produce desired changes in your life. Changing something on a higher level will certainly produce a change in the lower levels, while this is not the case the other way around. Read more on this at SkillsYouNeed.
I hope you will enjoy this game as much as I did.
You can use this game to get different insights about yourself or others. For example, you can analyze a habit you want to get rid of and figure out on which level a change is needed.
Or you can focus on your customers and analyze why they are or are not buying your products.
You can do it as often as you like. I would love to hear if you have found this game useful and what are you using it for.