A NEWWAY TO SEE MY PERSONAL MISSION WHAT WILL YOUR KIDS REMEMBER ABOUT YOU?
Most people don’t realize what work really is. It’s not just a way to fund your lifestyle, and it’s not just a method for making money to survive — it’s a way to leave your mark on the world. Each of us is guided by an overarching mission, either consciously or subconsciously. Highly successful people have an all-consuming personal mission. My mission is to help people take control of their lives through value creation. I want to help as many people as possible, which is why I write books, give speeches, and make videos. Last month I visited my kids’ school for career day and talked about those three things. Each of my kids introduced me to their class by saying, “My dad helps people make more money and spend more time with their family.” This hit home for me this weekend for two reasons. First, I was watching an interview I did recently with successful entrepreneur Adam Hergenrother (you can find that interview on my YouTube channel). Adam told the audience he spends the first hour of his day journaling, so he can leave behind and share the important lessons he’s
Second, I saw New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano fail to run on two routine ground balls while his team went on to lose to the worst team in baseball and be shut out in two consecutive games. If you’ve ever coached baseball, or if your child has ever played baseball, “run hard on everything” is the first thing you teach. Try hard on every play in practice and in the game. I repeat that phrase over and over to my kids about everything they do. Always give your best effort, not because people are watching, but because you respect yourself. When I saw Cano fail to run, I looked at my son, and he said: “He obviously didn’t have a dad like you.” The confluence of those two events reminded me of my personal mission in a new way. My goal is to have my kids remember me as someone who delivered value to hundreds of people (maybe even thousands of people eventually) each day. I give maximum effort toward that end, and that’s why I have been successful. That’s also why I distribute this newsletter each month, why I make a new video and distribute it on YouTube each day, and why I constantly look for new ways to reach people. These efforts help you make a great living, so you can spend more time with your family. What is your personal mission? What will your kids remember about you?
learned with his kids. He believes his mission is to raise great kids, and he doesn’t
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