I wanted to do something special, something extraordinary to support young adults fighting cancer (as many of you know, our son Nick passed away from cancer a little more than a year and a half ago). Little did I realize that when I decided to do something to honor Nick, I would begin an epic personal quest and launch a small movement. The Story of the Wacky Goofy is the story of that quest.
The article below emphasizes management solutions but also has some good insights into family principles and the leadership qualities necessary to sustain families. In many ways, this article describes The Business Family Coach, the #empoweredwealth program developed by +Lee Brower.
Run Your Family Like a Business
A new generation of parents is taking solutions from the workplace and transferring them to the home. From accountability checklists to branding sessions, the result is a bold new blueprint for happy …
During this holiday season, we have thoughts about giving and receiving. Last year at this time, I addressed a group and discussed this topic. Here’s what I had to say:
Giving and receiving is part of a larger concept that we call Living Legacy. A legacy doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, like having a building or a school named after you. The important thing is to make a contribution, to make the world better for those who follow. Here are some more of my thoughts on this subject:
Recently, my wife, Lori, and I had the privilege of serving as Camp Mom and Camp Dad in Moab, Utah as part of the First Descents High Adventure Rock Climbing Experience . It was an amazing, life-changing experience. First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors outdoor adventure experiences designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same www.firstdescents.org.
You know… freedom is a funny thing. It is one of the most sought after states of being. History is filled with great battles for freedom. To this very day, people give up their possessions, disrupt their lives, and will fight to the death for freedom. Yet, when we stop and think about it, do we unconsciously surrender our freedoms through our actions- or should I say – our lack of action. We strive for the freedom to choose what we do, how we do it and when we do it. However, “freedom to” can only be achieved when we achieve “freedom from” those things that rob our agency and keep us from enjoying the much sought after freedom to. When we use our freedom to say “yes” to something, we have to ask ourselves, “To what am I saying No?”