Earlier today, Seth Godin captured perhaps the best reason to help someone work out loud. He was talking about our expectations of ourselves and of each other, and how limiting they can be.
“If we can help just one person refuse to accept false limits, we've made a contribution. If we can give people the education, the tools and the access they need to reach their goals, we've made a difference.”
Giving people the education, tools, and access. It’s why I wrote the book. It’s why people sometimes buy a copy for a friend. “They could really use this,” they’ll say. It’s why you invite someone into your working out loud circle.
It's beautiful to see the reactions of people who work out loud. Like Rita who wrote "I honestly feel empowered to own my success and not wait for it to come knocking." Or Sharon: "I know that I don't have to feel trapped in my job...I can create my own luck."
The why of working out loud is to help people get more out of work and life.