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What's My WHY?

First, let me state that I have had a thorough "WHY" analysis done by a trained "9Why" facilitator. The process took me one 90-minute session and then another 60-minute session the following afternoon.

See my results below:

Your WHY is to Seek Mastery.

I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. I seek information over a broad variety of topics and never at superficial level and will often pick a specific subject and begin to learn it for the sheer joy and curiosity of knowing something new.

I gather and retain substantial knowledge in multiple areas, many of them seemingly unrelated and am typically viewed as an 'expert' in numerous disciplines by others although I, myself, feel more like I have yet to truly master

I find pure enjoyment in the sheer act of immersing yourself in something new and am fearless when it comes to new subjects or ideas, yet cautious with the expression of my thoughts.

Everything deserves to be fully thought out and examined from multiple perspectives. I love to peel back the layers of the onion and go deeper, unearth the nuances and subtle differences in a given subject.

Many around me may view me as a mega-brain although I personally consider myself to simply be on an endless learning journey that I both relish and enjoy.

Other people with my WHY include:


Inventor Albert Einstein:

  • “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

  • “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them.”


Physicist Stephen Hawking:

  • “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

  • “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”


Italian Artist Michelangelo:

  • “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”

  • “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free.”


American Author Gail Sheehy:

  • “Ah mastery…what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills…and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing”

  • “The delights of self-discovery are always available”

Learning your Why is an important step toward understanding what career choices are the best fit for you!


Go to the WHY Institute page at to take the short, online version of founder Gary Sanchez's Finding Your Why.

In the Phoenix metro area? Cristi McMurdie is a certified facilitator of the 9WHY personal analysis. See more at or contact her at to find out how you can find your WHY!

Veterans: A special deal on Simon Sinek's Start With Why course is available at This special deal allows you to take the $150 course for only $25!

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