This blog is a look into our lives through the lens of business systems thinking. As individual businesses, our primary customer is our future self along with those we interact with and our environment. Our product is who we are now. We are the customers of our past decisions and actions. The service we provide is stewarding our resources in support of creating our product. Our success is determined by the actions we take to exceed our customer expectations. Thinking of ourselves as a business gives us the tools we can approach daily decision making in a manner adding value to our lives, those around us and the environment we live in.
Portions of the manuscript A Valued Life, Managing the Business of Youare shared on this blog. The manuscript applies the wisdom of the internationally successful business management systems for aerospace, medical and service industries to the individual. The intent is to open a dialogue between the reader and the reader’s past and future selves to extract more value out of daily pursuits and give back to the future. It provides a foundation to understand ourselves, distribute our resources, manifest our vision and live with as much life as we can.
“The idea (of the business of you is) that life can be better, and I have input to the future of me.” “Self empowerment, life is what you make of it.” “Live my life in my time, in my way.”
A Valued Life, Managing the Business of You is the first in a series of books dedicated to addressing how we think about ourselves and our interactions with our environment. Thinking like a business can help all of us change our world and the environment we live in for the better. It is this message I want to get out to the world.
So if there’s one thought I’d like to leave you with before you leave it is this.
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