August 9, 2022
I’m sometimes accused of repeating myself. I tend to review situations by dissecting the details and reflecting on what went well and what could have been better. I may share different experiences, but my goal is the share my life, business or investment lessons. The common ingredients are usually people and relationships. It’s what I refer to as “The Who”. If “The Who” isn’t right, the what usually doesn’t matter much.
My core values seldom waiver. What I believe and hold near is the importance of following the Jesuit model, of “men and women for others”. It’s imperative to try to assist others and make their needs and concerns a priority. What I believe and hold near to my heart never changes.
I am often opinionated, sometimes taking risks, but seldom are people surprised by my decisions. I tend to be consistent, but I am human. And like most people, there are times when our emotions may affect our behavior.
If you attempt to be consistent in who you are in every aspect of your life, then you don’t need to worry about how to act. If not, you are not genuine or consistent. People may not believe what you believe, but they will believe in you—if you have strong convictions and are sincere in your views. You’ll seldom find yourself in a role where you are set up to fail. Being consistent means there’s no acting, and that’s a good thing for me because I’m just not good at faking it. I am who I am.
Being consistent sometimes is interpreted as being repetitive and I don’t think this is always negative. Sometimes we need to hear the message multiple times before we absorb it.
I share different stories with the same lesson. I repeat the same common phrases that remind me of what matters most in life. The following are some consistent messages, and together they tell the story of my values…
If you are consistent in all aspects of life, you don’t need to be an actor. You don’t need a script. Just be you. Just be the best version of who you can be and who you can become.
December 13, 2023
Happiness is fascinating and is considered the ultimate desire in life by many. I have been doing extensive research on this complex topic, or perhaps one could call it ‘me-search’. I have realized that unless I can write it, share it and teach it, I have not truly learned it. Arthur Brooks, a renowned social […]
October 19, 2023
Integrity is often regarded as the cornerstone of a person’s character; it is a quality that holds a great deal of significance in all aspects of life. Integrity is often the moral compass that guides our actions, behavior, and decisions, and it is possibly one of the most important traits an individual can possess. Having […]