Ok, friends, this is the beginning. The goal of this blog is to assist the myriad of individuals, family members, business owners, and people who work for family owned businesses to figure out how to successfully “put it together”. How do you live your life in a way that successfully blends your personal life, your family life and your career.
As a psychologist who grew up in a family owned business, and who consults with families and businesses across the country, I am observing and (hopefully) learning some lessons that help make life go well — and choices and patterns of behavior that can screw up your life in a hurry.
So, my goal is to share those principles for success I am seeing — and also give out warnings for the common pitfalls I see individuals and families falling into.
The topics will vary — personal growth, career direction, relationships with parents, business succession, transferring wealth across generations, dealing with unmotivated twentysomethings, overcontrolling parents, executive coaching, the craziness of our culture — but all will relate to personal growth, family issues, or challenges for success in career and business.
So, here we go! I’m looking forward to the journey and getting feedback along the way.