Finding My Purpose: The Big Difference My “Why” Made

One of the toughest questions we can ask ourselves is “What is my PURPOSE in life?” It's an enormous question, and one that goes unanswered for many people. However, if we can discover the answer, our lives will be immeasurably richer for it. And if we lead with our purpose in mind, our families and our workplaces benefit greatly. At home, living our purpose creates family unity, fulfillment, and hope for the future. In business, working from a sense of greater purpose gives meaning to our efforts and improves focus, efficiency, and effectiveness. Purpose, Not Position So often, especially in our work lives, we
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Out of the Mouths of Babes: Lessons on Building a Great Company

One of the unexpected lessons I learned as a parent was the similarity between “raising” a company and raising kids. Every time I heard a business speaker talk about life and leadership as it related to business, it made me think about how important it was for my daughters to learn the same skills. The 10 KIDmandments is the culmination of my attending Vistage, a CEO leadership program and the host of world-class business speakers, for 14 years. I mentioned in last week's blog that one of the unexpected benefits of writing a book was the crossover effect it had on my work. With that in
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Big Surprise: The Unexpected Benefits of Writing a Book

Isn't it wonderful how life continues to teach us lessons even when we aren't looking for them? In fact, I think some of the best lessons are the unexpected ones. Sometimes the insight we gain is hard-won and results from our struggles, sometimes it springs from our success. Either way, the lessons we learn are valuable and should be treasured and shared. One of the main reasons I first sat down to write my book, The 10 KIDmandments, was the desire to share the lessons my life, work, and family have taught me with others. I didn't start writing from a place of great
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