Me Inc. – Run Your Life Like A Business

Is it possible to be wildly successful in business yet be a personal failure? Of course it is. Sadly, most people don’t realize that many of the same qualities which make a person successful in the marketplace are absolutely neccessary to be successful at home.

John Maxwell wrote a book titled “Make Today Count.” The subtitle of the book contains an incredibly powerful truth regarding success: “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”

For years I lived with the mindset that success was just around the corner. I worked diligently at my profession, but in my personal life I lacked self-discipline. I failed to take the things that brought me success in the marketplace into my own personal life. In short, I had a daily agenda for my work life, but failed to have a daily agenda for my personal life.

Too often we show up to work focused, but waste our time at home. We work with discipline but live with slothfulness. We work as if our jobs depend on it (because they do), but live as if our lives don’t depend on it. Failure to perform at work comes with immediate consequences. But in our personal lives, we push things off into the future (“I’ll start this tomorrow”), not realizing the consequences of this until it’s too late.

If you want to be successful at home and in your personal life, then you have to run your life like a business. Do you have an agenda for how you’re going to spend your time today? Do you have a plan for you family? Is your marriage on mission? Do you set goals together with your family? Do you have a spending plan? Have you identified your competition – those unhealthy things vying for your attention or that of your family?

Or do you just let life happen?

The old proverb is true: failure to plan is planning to fail. You will fall short of your potential until you learn to run your life like a business. This isn’t a nice and cozy message, especially to those who have an aversion to the business world. However, if you truly desire to get the most out of life you have to come at it with a plan or it will pass you by.

Committed to your success,

-Wesley

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