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Build Strong Foundations

Build Strong Foundations before you grow higher.

Are you investing in your own Foundations – or are you building the house of your life on sand?

Leadership coach Luis Soares shared the story in the video below a few years ago on a leadership retreat for Vistage Spain.

There are two metaphors in the video:

  • Building a house on solid foundations before you build higher
  • The bamboo grows deep, extensive roots before it grows up

5 Areas where you can deliberately invest in the foundations of your life:

  • Health – get fit, eat well, learn about sleep
  • Wealth – build savings, have emergency fund (you could survive 6 months without income)
  • Network – connect to others, help them, demonstrate trust and competence, find mentors & act as a mentor (connect to 1 new person every week) (Webinar Recording: How Leaders Network)
  • Skills – read, study, practice (dedicate at least 10 days per year to professional development… or you are becoming “talentless” soon)
  • Spirit/Purpose – who are you? what do you stand for? where are you going? what are your values? (Finding Purpose: Step 1)

How are you building the foundations of your house, and of your life?

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