I A business career is the vehicle used to accomplish life goals. Never allow it to be the driver.
II. Keep in mind the image of who you really are. This is leads to your life's purpose, not a collection of status symbols.
III. Money is necessary; but it also leads to vanity. Learn to recognize when you are "in vain".
IV. Find a way to rest and recover and religiously keep it separate from business. The penalty is early burn-out.
V. There are always new business opportunities but family opportunities will never repeat. Honor them.
VI.Competition is about making you and your business better, never about killing others.
VII. Your commitment to your mate is singular. You cannot have it and another primary relationship, either with another person or a business career.
VIII. You will know if an act is stealing. Even if successful, you now have to live with a thief you cannot trust.
IX. Personal integrity will carry you through the most difficult of circumstances. It's always a mistake to trade it for a momentary career convenience.
X. Even if the grass on the other side of the fence is greener, it's not your grass. Take pride in your grass and that focus will drive your success.
There is a spiritual side to career reinvention. This isn't religion, which is a belief system. Spirituality is deriving meaning from life experiences. The development of a Personal Business Model uses very modern approaches to help us find that meaning from our lives; however, the importance of meaning in life is both sacred and centuries old. It's always comforting to see the connections between where we are trying to go and where mankind has always been.