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The unintended consequence of family

John Saddington has a weekly newsletter linked to his excellent Desk app and he wrote something in this week’s edition that really stuck out to me.

He was talking about how important his family is to his entrepreneurial process because of how much they keep him grounded. I find the same to be true in my own experience.

“The reason that my kids and my wife are functionally important to my own ego and pride is that they are generally un-impressed with the work that I do.”

“I was once told by one of my long-standing mentors that I needed people in my life that were simply not impressed with my accomplishments but who supported me as a person.”

Yep, couldn’t agree more.