By Gene Guarino
Here’s some lessons I’ve learned to help you to grow closer as a family when you’re working together in business.
Each family member is unique…embrace it.
Utilizing a “personality profile” can be a great objective tool to help identify each person’s unique skills and talents. We use the Predictive Index tool for hiring and to make sure everyone is in the right seat on the bus.
Communication is critical to your family’s health
We use the EOS system to help us with business organization and communication. It’s been an invaluable system us as we’ve grown by over 400% over the past 7 years.
The Family that Plays Together Stays Together
I’ve been asked “what’s the best investment you’ve ever made?” My answer is always the same, Family Vacations. Investing the time and money was one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Those “18 summers” go fast when you’re an entrepreneur. You can make an impact far beyond that if you invest the time and attention along the way.
FFF – Forced Family Fun
Do you remember when you responded “because I said so” when the kids were impatiently asking you that? Or those times when you were providing a great experience for your kids but they weren’t appreciating it as much as you thought they would or should? Well, I Do!
We created a term for that, FFF. Forced Family Fun.
Today, we enjoy our FFF even more because everyone gets to pick an activity. Between Christmas and News Years, we make a list of “fun” activities that we can do together as a family. Each member gets to “pick” an activity and we do them as a family.
In the past we’ve done a lot of fun things like, group massages, yoga, game night, bowling, wine and art, movies, kickball, pickleball, driving range, reflexology, salt baths, cryotherapy, frisbee golf, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding, ice skating, scooter races and contests of every kind.
Passing on the traditions from one generation to the next.
Try it this year and see what kind of fun things you come up with for your own FFF.
Residential Assisted Living Academy™
Gene is the President, CEO & Founder of RALAcademy.com. Gene has over 30 years experience in real estate investing and business. Today, Gene is focused on just one thing… investing in the mega-trend of senior assisted housing. He has trained thousands of investors/entrepreneurs throughout the United States how to invest in and operate residential assisted living homes. For over 25 years he has been educating people on the strategies of successful investing, business and self-employment. He now specializes in helping others take advantage of this mega-trend opportunity.