Most of us are anxiously awaiting the October 24th release of Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of Time magazine. Being known as a private man, many wondered why Jobs decided to have 40 interviews with Isaacson in order to write his biography. According to Isaacson, Jobs said, “”I wanted my kids to know me, I wasn’t always there for them and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.”
No matter how much money one has… no matter how much power one has … no matter how much impact on this world one has … isn’t it interesting that at the end, it’s all about relationships.
For Jobs, he felt as if he wasn’t always there for his children (that may be his perspective, it would be interesting to hear what his children say since most people tend to be harder on themselves). Knowing the impact Jobs had on the world, near his death, he was most concerned about his relationships. Learning from Jobs, are you taking time to nurture your relationships?
If not, isn’t it time to adjust your focus in life? Remember, at the end, it’s all about relationships.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Her firm bridges the gap between financial planning and coaching. As a Transition Consultant, she offers sage advice in all aspects of life – financial, personal and professional. Niv does not manage money and does not sell financial products. Her services include spending plan development, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”