In my years of helping others scale their businesses, I hate but to notice that for too many executives, their personal relationships suffer as they become more successful. This clearly isn’t ideal, and definitely not why they got into the business in the first place.
What is the point of business success if at the end of the day you’re pulled so thin on all sides you start resenting both your business and your family/relationships?
Through his decades of being a wealth advisor, James Hansberger found that what mattered most to those near the end of their life were, Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness and Finance — in that order. Which is why, I’m a big believer in establishing personal priorities and aligning them with your professional goals.
I find this so important that I made it a point to add it to my book Scaling Up, as the One-Page Personal Plan (OPPP). The executives who have tested it found that it has a surprisingly immediate impact on their relationships and lives.
No matter how much wealth you accumulate, in the end it will always boil down to the depth of your relationships with friends and family, and the sheer number of people you’ve helped along the way. These things are the true measures of wealth. I challenge you to instead think of financial wealth as a resource for fostering those relationships.
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