Terrell Gates, CEO of Virtus Real Estate and a 8 year Vistage member shared the below thoughts yesterday to his advisory board members. An interesting and compelling read and one that makes a lot of sense considering how connected and challenged our work/life balance is today. Hopefully, you will find time to read and modify or develop your own one page life plan that will become a daily view as you live life. Thanks Terrell! Last night I had the pleasure of attending Austin Christian Business Summit.  I think a couple of you have attended these in the past, including the one last year with David Robinson as the keynote.  There were two speakers last night, one of which was Greg Brenneman.  Some of you may have heard of Greg, because he’s been the CEO or president of Burger King, Quiznos, PWC Consulting, Continental Airlines and is currently on the board of Home Depot among other companies.  He’s also the full-time chairman of CCMP Capital, a $16B PE fund manager.  This guy has apparently made a career of turning around failing companies.  One of his tools is having a simple one-page plan for doing so.  I know we’ve all been exposed to the virtues of one-page plans or even the abridged business plans we have for each of our properties.  Greg actually took it a step further and came up with a one-page plan to turnaround his life.  Although he had had material success and was generally a good guy, he had gotten to a place in his life where he felt unfulfilled and didn’t believe he was living a fulfilled life.  He simply took out one-page and created a document that would be his game plan for transforming his life.  He identified key areas of his life (family, business, personal, spiritual, philanthropy, etc.) that he wanted to evolve to have a transformational outcome on his overall life.  I like this idea, and so I thought I would share it with you.  He also cited a great quote from Dorothy Sayers:   The first, stated quite briefly, is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.   If you want the full context of the Sayer’s quote, go here: http://www.faith-at-work.net/Docs/WhyWork.pdf.   Have a great week, all.   Ed Stillman Austin Chair Vistage International ed.stillman@vistagechair.com edstillman.wordpress.com linkedIn.com/ed.stillman

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