As the president of Focus on the Family, a lot of people count on me to lead our organization into the future.
If you’re a parent, you know how heavy a responsibility like that can be. You, too, run a business – the family business – and your children are counting on you to lead them into the future.
From one executive to another, let me share with you one of my most important tips for success: you won’t accomplish anything alone. I sure don’t. In addition to a great staff, I have a board of directors who help me make good decisions.
I recommend that you assemble your own personal board of directors – a few trusted friends, a small group from church, or even a professional counselor. In particular, seek out parents who are in a similar season of life. It creates opportunities for you to give and receive support when times are tough, as well as discover creative parenting solutions you wouldn’t think of on your own.
As the CEO of your family business, you’re responsible for more than just paying bills, buying groceries, and doing laundry. You’re also responsible for your kids’ spiritual, emotional, and relational well-being. It’s a big job, and you won’t accomplish anything on your own.
Although every parent walks their own journey, the pursuit for wisdom doesn’t need to be a lonely one. Surround yourself with wise people who invest themselves in your success.