Larry Janesky's 10th HVA: Become Your Best SelfWednesday, March 20th, 2019
Manifest and live your best life.
A tenth High Value Activity is to Become Your Best Self. Again, these are not in any particular order.
The School of Entrepreneurship is not just about building a better business, but also building a better person. In fact, we build a better business by building a better person in the leader. Building a better person is the only way we can build a better business.
How do we measure success in business?
Well, we know what failure is – most commonly defined as losing money until we go out of business. The opposite would be making a great profit.
- But is net profit from your business the definition of a successful life?
- Is making money the definition of a life well lived?
- Is making money the definition of being a good person?
There must be more to becoming our best selves as we pursue our business goals.
Fundamental questions for becoming your best self:
- What kind of person do I want to be while I’m doing this?
It’s not just how much money you make, but how you make your money. Is there harmony, grace, integrity, respect, friends, beneficiaries, and admiration?
- Who am I becoming here?
Stop asking “what am I getting here?” and start asking, “who am I becoming here?”
These two questions require maturity and wisdom in distinguishing what matters most in the long run – and an understanding that this long run has an end. The sooner you put the answers to these two questions front and center, the less catch up you will have to do when you eventually come to understand they are important, and the less regrets you will have at the end of your career.
Your current condition isn’t a result of who you are now, but of who you were in past years. Your results and conditions are really just a physical manifestation of your previous thoughts, feelings and actions. The results you get in the future will be a manifestation of your thoughts, feelings and actions of today.
Therefore, you should ask –
- What do you want in the next chapter/season of your life?
- Who do you have to be right now to get it?
It’s about becoming your best self and living your best life with, and through, your business.
The School of Entrepreneurship has a course called “Becoming Your Best Self.” Take your Free Trial of the School today.