Life is short and for many of us it always seems as though we are 'living in the fast lane' with 'too much to do' and 'too little time to do it in!'
Family business owners often tell me how much they have to do, how responsible they feel for the family business, managing the business as a steward for the next generation, wanting to do better than their predecessors and enhance the benefits for all the stakeholders but there should always be time made for reflection, personal time, and to make sure that you don't forget to live and 'enjoy the present.'
As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches, it would be good for everyone to take stock and think about what they would say to themselves in say, twenty years, and to action it now.
What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
"Youth is wasted on the young," according to the old saying. Why? Because in our early years we have boundless energy and untapped enthusiasm, but we also often lack the wisdom to know exactly what to do with it. Most of us muddle through OK, but when we look back there are a few truths we really, really wish we could impart to our younger selves that would have made us happier, less stressed, or better set up for the future. What are these life lessons that lots of folks learn just a little bit later than they wished they had?