Reason for this Goal . . . to have family meetings: Businesses find it important, and even essential, to have meetings to discuss important topics that are better discussed face to face. Your family life is equally and, in fact, more important than your business life, with just as many important things, and decisions to be made that impact your life. Scheduling or having regular family meetings is a great way to improve communication within your family, and a good way to plan your life and discuss these life goals.
Things to discuss at family meetings include:
Suggested Goal(s): Have regular weekly or monthly family meetings.
Your Outrageous Goal: Have regular monthly family meetings for life.
Choose which family member is best to facilitate this family meeting, and come up with a regular agenda of topics that are discussed each meeting, just like a business meeting. An informal and fun way to have family meetings is to schedule a weekly family dinner night, in which these topics are discussed while dining out.
A great series that was on TV in 2010 is Parenthood, based on an American family. The show features the Braverman clan, consisting of an older couple, their four children and their families living in California, and struggling with the challenges of marriage, raising their children and supporting each other through tough times. During this show, the family has family meetings and get togethers where they discuss family life. Some great ideas to check out on this series, available on Netflix and other places.
Jim Sheils out of Florida specializes in helping busy entrepreneurial families connect with their children through having Family Board meetings. He has developed a great program and written a book called The Family Board Meeting . . . You have 18 Summers to create lasting connection with your children. I saw Jim speak at a local real estate investment seminar and he really impressed me with the dedication he has put into the family meeting concept and helping families thrive.
I recommend you check out his site at https://jimsheils.com/home.
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Last updated: October 26, 2020