Show #23: Living Our Values Out Loud

With: Deryl Sweeney

Topic: Living Our Values Out Loud

I can’t help but smile as I write this. Samuel, my six-year-old is sitting next to me doing math on Khan Academy. He’s home for Winter Break, which means that I have the opportunity to make a choice in what these two weeks look like for him and for me.

While I’m excited to finish the year strong with my clients and make progress on a few projects I’m working on, I know another truth is staring me in the face.

Samuel doesn’t care about any of that and won’t remember me doing it.

The things he does care about include me helping him build Star Wars legos, design forts and play matchbox cars. I care about those things too.

These two weeks are a real shot for me to live my values out loud. Freedom and Family are big ones for me. I still have work responsibilities, but I’m not going to miss my chance to spend some quality time with my family as we wrap up 2020.

As my boys grow up and learn more about the importance of staying true to our values, my goal is for them to be able to look back and see all of the ways my actions were aligned with the things I told them.

Join Samuel and I as we talk about living our values out loud as we close 2020. Whatever your value are, today is a great day to ask yourself what living them out loud looks like this week and next?

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