Posts Tagged "freedom"

Freedom and the Black Pearl – Bring Me That Horizon!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Freedom, Personal Freedom | 0 comments

Freedom and the Black Pearl – Bring Me That Horizon!

Over the Independence Day weekend, a celebration of freedom, our family re-watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie The Curse of the Black Pearl. Somehow, I forgot that the theme of the movie was freedom and how that touched me in a personal way. This theme of freedom, along with the journey of adventure, discovery and courage is a big factor in the movie’s popularity with viewers. At one point, when they are marooned alone on a small island, Captain Jack Sparrow explains to Elizabeth Swann, “Wherever we want to go, we’ll go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that’s what...

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Take Your Family Business to the Next Level – Personal

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Family Business, Freedom, Personal Freedom | Comments Off on Take Your Family Business to the Next Level – Personal

Take Your Family Business to the Next Level – Personal

Yesterday we talked about building financial freedom by taking your family business to the next level in 2014. Today we will focus on building personal freedom. So what is personal freedom? It means something different to everybody. For some it’s peace, for some it’s love. Perhaps it’s the freedom to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. Maybe it’s creating time for family and friends, for yourself, to read a book, take a walk, work on your business or commune with nature. In setting your goals for personal freedom in the future, your first step is deciding what personal freedom means to you. After the holiday season many of us focus...

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Take Your Family Business to the Next Level – Financial

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Family Business, Financial Freedom, Freedom | Comments Off on Take Your Family Business to the Next Level – Financial

Take Your Family Business to the Next Level – Financial

As a new year approaches my thoughts often turn to how I can take my family business to the next level. Financial issues come to mind as we work on our business and family budgets for the new year. I’m sure that many of you do the same. I don’t know if it’s the turning of the calendar or the fact that, here in the northern hemisphere, the days will soon be getting longer that inspires us to reconsider our goals for the future and look back on where we’ve been. So what do we need to look at in determining where we’ve been and, more importantly, where we are right now? Your family business is likely your largest asset and your primary source...

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A Whole New World

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Personal Freedom | 0 comments

Last night, I attended the opening of “Aladdin, Jr.”, a play adapted for young actors from the Disney movie of the same name.  The play is a production of the Bluefield Youth Theatre at Bluefield College. The young performers put on a fantastic show and many of them were familiar faces – including our daughter, Mary. If you are anywhere close to Bluefield this weekend, be sure to see a performance. Spoiler alert – don’t read the rest of this post until you’ve seen the play! As the play drew to a close, my passion for freedom was reignited as Aladdin used his third wish to wish for Genie’s freedom. The shackles fell off of Genie’s wrists and Genie was...

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Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Henry’s Reading List, Personal Freedom | 1 comment

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

“The goal of business should not be to do business with anyone who wants what you have. It should be to focus on the people who believe what you believe.” This book changed my life. Before reading it I would tell business prospects and clients what we could do for them and maybe how we were going to get the job done. In coaching clients and team members, I would tell them what they needed to do and how to do it. For some reason, they seldom seemed motivated to action. I assumed that the decisions they made were rational and based in language. In “Start With Why” Simon Sinek says that “The limbic brain is responsible for all or our feelings, such as...

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