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On stewardship

“Begin with the end in mind,” is a famous notion brought on by Stephen Covey in the “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Let’s fast forward to your retirement party.   Or if you want to get even more serious, your funeral.   At the memorial, there will be time for an open mic where dear friends, co-workers and family members will be compelled to get up and to say a few words about how you lived your life.   What do you want them to say?   When I imagine other people describing me at my funeral, here are a few words that are top of mind for me that I hope they say: Servant Leader Openly lived his faith in Christ Put Amy and his marriage first Loved his children deeply Encouraged others with his words Entrepreneurial Gave money and time generously Discipled other leaders Never stopped evolving and learning I could go on about what I hope people will say about me.   Trust me, this is not necessarily what I think people actually will say.   This list is mu