I love the serendipitous events of life that pop nuggets of gold into our lives. This past week I received a gem. Let me share this gold with you.
This past week I received a handwritten note from Richard A Sapio who is the Managing Director of Mutual Capital Alliance. Rick is involved with the Gathering of the Titans event as well as How To Think Like a Billionaire.
Rick and I sit on an advisory board together. At our last meeting I was really impressed with Richards perspectives and seasoned wisdom regarding Value Systems and Value GateKeepers in organizations. We engaged in a meaningful dialog and I really connected with him.
With the note that Rick sent me he included a small sheet of paper with his “Simple Rules For a More Engaged Live.” I would like to share Rick’s amazing rules as he shared them with me. Enjoy!
Simple Rules for a More Engaged Life
“The only life worth living is one that you are truly passionate about.”
- Maintain a list, and call all friends & family on their birthdays.
- Surprise an old friend or two with a call today.
- Sing Karaoke…and sing your heart out.
- Dance at weddings as if no one is watching.
- Invite a crowd to Sunday afternoon dinners at your home.
- Work with people that you respect.
- Have dinner parties with fun, motivated people.
- Mail a handwritten note to people after meeting them.
- Memorize at least five great jokes, and tell them well.
- Surprise your spouse with a gift.
- Leave everything just a little nicer than you found it.
- Raise self-sufficient, disciplined kids. It will pay off later.
- Learn a foreign language.
- Eat something out of the norm tonight.
- Mediate and pray daily.
- Take chances.
- Say “I love you” to friends and family members whenever you talk.
- Give away $100 to strangers once in a while.
- Get a life mentor or life coach.
- Work out with a trainer.
- Forgive someone who “wronged” you and take them to lunch.
- Know that fulfillment can come from the ability to think like a child.
- Eat dinner at the most expensive restaurant in town once per year.
- Take your life seriously, but NEVER take yourself seriously.