Welcome to Wise Men Wednesday, your weekly dose of wisdom to thrive at work and at home.
Posts published this week:
Twenty Questions with Robert Herjavec from Entrepreneurs:
16) In business should we look after clients or employees more?
“In the perfect world, both. But there is no business without clients”
17) I have a business idea that requires a lot of software/coding to make it a reality. Better to teach me or hire someone? I currently work full time and have a family too.
“In every business, you need to know enough to be an “ expert “ you may not need to know how to code but you need to know it very well.”
Where You Go: Life Lessons from VP Mike Pence:
What habits, rituals, routines, maxims, and traditions are important in your family?
What stories do you tell over and over? What will your great-grandchildren remember about you? Do you think they will know what was important to you and why? Will the values and morals you hold today pass down through multiples generations?
I have no doubt after reading the book Where You Go: Life Lessons from My Father, written by Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence, that there is countless valuable wisdom being passed on within the Pence family. I loved reading their captivating family stories and highlighting line after line of wisdom.
Traditions, rituals, and values are important and I want to pass on what I think is important throughout multiple generations of my family. This book gave me additional ideas of how to do that.
Words of wisdom:
“In the words of Thoreau, ‘For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.’ We can only achieve quantum improvements in our lives if we quit hacking at the leaves of attitude and behavior and get to work on the root, the paradigms from which our attitudes and behaviors flow.”
“Our character, basically, is a composite of our habits. Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character reap a destiny.”
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
Have a great rest of the week!