I am a 31 year old husband and father from Illinois right on the Mississippi. I deeply love my wife and kids. I think I am a somewhat atypical Christian. I super enjoy building anything and everything. I was homeschooled up to high school and am entirely self taught in just about everything and have a tendency obsessively delve into things I am passionate about.
To be an outstanding husband and father and to raise a family with strong character and principles. To be a linchpin in my professional career and cultivate growth and abundance within my company, work, community, and leave a positive mark on the industry as a whole.
Coincidently there is a lot of talk about Code of Conduct within the industry but I prefer to view it as character ethics and principles.
This is the hardest of them all perhaps but profoundly important to living a balanced life. Put the first things in your life first. For me this is my family, faith, career, and community.
The very beginning of leading a family, community, or group of people in your work should be believing that everyone else is a 10. Listen emphatically to them. Speak about them as if they are always on your shoulder. Synergize with them to produce creative opportunity in life.
A Scottish antagonist from my favorite TV show Columbo would always etch a line in his whiskey bottle and never drink past it. This is another hard habit to form but incredibly beneficial. Whatever you begin, be it teaching your kids, a task at work, or a chore in the yard. Do not begin without an end goal in mind and fulfill that end goal.
Never stop learning some might say. I say never stop improving. Introspect critically and isolate weaknesses. Then improve yourself and cultivate improvement around you.