Oh, the humanity

4717326163_8317f72bf0_nTake care of people and the rest will come.

I’ve observed in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds a tendency and comfort to focus on the bottom-line, consultants and outputs rather than people. Within both worlds, focusing on individuals can be an unsettling proposition – the results aren’t always immediate.

When the focus is placed on cutting and divesting rather than investing, the results can be immediate – generally, also finite.

When the focus is placed on investing – especially in people, the results can be slow. Those results? Infinite and always more impressive.

The same is true of life – take care of people and everything else will come – in perfectly, perfect droves.



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Today I was fortunate to spend time with an individual who is extraordinarily accomplished. The kind of accomplishments that result in your own Wikipedia page, pages of Google results and prestigious buildings bearing your name.

In our time together, the conversation continually circled back to what was most important to him – his family. The privilege of being a parent and the opportunity to be proud for the people your children are.

An accomplishment for him, I venture, more important than those found on Wikipedia or in Google results.

Sometimes the results that matter most to you – the ones that are deeply personal – are the results that are never measured or written about. Yet they are the results that fuel your own personal momentum and inspire your dreams.

What unWikepedia and unGoogle results are you striving for?