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One of the most challenging places to lead is at home.
If you are a mom or dad, I trust you want what is best for your kids. That being the case, it is easy to default to constantly “reminding” them what they ought to do.
Can I remind YOU of something? … Your kids will follow your example more than they will your advice.
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That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them advice … you should. But your advice better match your life if you expect it to be respected.
By the way, actions speak louder than words at work too.
Randy
 

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Jason Ponzio

4 years ago

It is so true that we will follow our parent’s lead. Something as simple as a saying will slip past our lips. I remember saying that I will never say that to my kids. The next thing I know I am belting out just like my dad did, Close the door we are not cooling the outside, is just one example. Another example is my dad use to tell us “If you are going to do a job, do it right or not at all.” My dad’s work ethics and actions speak louder than volumes of sayings or advice.
Thanks,
Jason

Randy

4 years ago

I appreciate the comment Jason!

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