LIVE BETTER – LEAD BETTER
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfilment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”
– Viktor E. Frankl”
I use to live my life only with one focus – My own success in business; this led my marriage to a complete meltdown and in the end, even my company, because my marriage was falling to pieces. This taught me how to focus on Live better to Lead better. My first principle to real success is putting my marriage, family and relationships first. Not only have I experienced this in my own life, but I have also seen how this change of priority has given my clients success in both their business and life. It is impossible to separate the two, so we need to understand how business and life interact and affect each other. We need to get knowledge of how they can influence our business and life both positively and negatively. Within you lies the power to make it a positive one. It’s not difficult to let the closets know their worth to you; order some flowers for your wife, take your kids to the movies, buy your husband his favourite wine. Celebrate the small with your team. Turn off WiFi for a night and go out and Live life with the people closest to you and encourage one of your team members daily.
The way you live will determine how you lead. Do you put people first? Do you take care of your marriage, family and friends? Or do you put your profit before your dearest and nearest? I discovered leadership is not an adjective it’s a verb and something we actively do every day. I decided I wanted people I had the honour to lead to end up in the right place by adding value to their lives. This principle didn’t only give me my business back, but I am a fortunate man to be able to celebrate my 24 anniversary with the woman of my dreams. I can also share that flowers are a very effective way of letting someone know they are loved.
I encourage you to live and act in alignment with your passions and beliefs but priorities the important things in life first.