Category: Answering Why

A Year Later, I’m Still Answering Why

Today, it has been one year since Answering Why was released. Since its publication, it has attained bestseller status and has won seven national book awards. I’ve done countless book signings at keynotes and presentations around the country. Multitudes of positive reviews have come in and continue to be shared as people get their hands… Read more »

Two Awards Later, I’m Still Stunned

A few weeks ago, I learned that my book Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations had won Silver in the 2019 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards. I was, in a word, stunned. Yes, I poured my heart and soul into making this book the best it could be. I drew on… Read more »

My Answer Why

Today, my first book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, officially releases nationwide. It’s been an extraordinary journey to reach this point! Answering Why was born of my desire to truly make a bigger difference in the lives of the younger generations. They need a competitive advantage in today’s shifting education… Read more »

My Book Launches Next Week. What a Journey!

Writing and publishing my first mainstream book has been an incredible journey. When I sat down to write Answering Why, it wasn’t even called that yet. I had no idea that the writing portion, intense as it was, was actually going to be the easy part! The publishing world is complicated, to say the least…. Read more »

Motivation from Apollo 13

“From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it’s not a miracle — we just decided to go.” — Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 In 1995, during one of the lowest points in my life, I found life-changing inspiration in an unlikely place. I went to see the… Read more »

TFS Founder’s Perspective: Passion for our Profession

Are you passionate for your profession? In my upcoming book Answering Why, I share that when it comes to making a living, we only do one of three things. Number one, we have a job. This describes the type of work that feels like drudgery or a dead end. We don’t love it, we may… Read more »

We’re Workplace Rethinkers, Not Workplace Rebels

I’m a Millennial, and to many people that makes me a rebel, especially in the workplace. But I’m not a workplace rebel—I’m a workplace rethinker. Let me tell you why. Recently I came across this sketchnote that opened my eyes to how my workplace behavior could sometimes be perceived as rebellious. It’s true: I like… Read more »

Answering Why: Chapter One Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from chapter one of my new book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations. Answering Why releases in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook nationwide on September 18, 2018 and is available for preorder now. Visit MarkCPerna.com to find out more and read the full introductory chapter. A few… Read more »