Personal Mission Statement

Inspired by the lessons from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

My mission is to be a facilitator of opportunities, wellbeing, and happiness in the lives of others.

To fulfill this mission:

  • I inspire: Through my actions, my thoughts, and my writing, I help and influence others to be their very best.
  • I create: I combine my talents and collaborate with others to bring to life dreams, ideas, and solutions that improve lives and generate opportunities for others.
  • I connect: I proactively look for ways to bring people together in ways that benefit them without seeking anything in return, knowing that their success will ultimately be my success.

These roles take priority in achieving my mission:

  • Husband: My partner is my anchor in life and keeps me grounded, humble, and feeling safe. Together, we create a loving home and contribute to our communities in positive ways. We support each other through difficult times and always seek to understand each other.
  • Father: I model for my children through my actions and consistently demonstrate unconditional love.
  • Son/Brother: I am a warm and loving presence for my parents and sister, a non-judgmental ear and a safety net for when they need my help. My love for them is unconditional, and I show them curiosity, patience, and support.
  • Friend: I bring joy to my friends through my positive energy and frequently find opportunities to generate lasting memories with them. I am also a confidant and supporter.
  • Leader: I am fearless and proactive in setting the tone for organizational culture and in helping remove roadblocks that enable our team to reach their full potential. I lead by listening, by working hard, and by holding myself to a high standard of excellence.
  • Creator: I imagine and develop new possibilities through my ideas, turning them into stories, companies, and experiences.
  • Learner: I am a lifelong learner who appreciates both the acquisition and the implementation of new knowledge.

My Rules:

See Operating Rules Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3 (Diet Edition)

  1. Get the unpleasant thing out of the way sooner than later
  2. Very few things are worth getting worked up over
  3. There’s no need to have the last word
  4. There’s no rush, stick to a pace that works for me
  5. Just listen, no need to provide advice
  6. Play offense, not defense
  7. Things I will never regret: time spent writing, time spent with family and friends, time spent on exercise, and time spent on sleep
  8. Fight hard to keep my calendar as open as possible
  9. Don’t be afraid to overspend on things that improve quality of life
  10. Take long walks
  11. Treat content consumption like food intake
  12. “You don’t have to, you get to”
  13. How you read (and re-read) is more important than how much you read
  14. Treat feedback like information
  15. Don’t eat too close to bedtime
  16. Consume as much fruits, veggies, and beans as possible
  17. Avoid processed and high sugar foods
  18. Minimize animal product consumption
  19. Surround myself with healthy food options
  20. Overcome the fear of asking for help