What's Missing from CEOs' Lives
Anita Sharpe on Business
I've been reading a fascinating book, Aspirations of Greatness, by Jim Warner, which looks at why so many successful people reach a point where they don't feel fulfilled.
When Warner asked 200 CEOs to rank 53 personal issues based on their desires to address those issues, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th priorities were:
2. I'm ready for a change
3. Vague personal mission statement
4. I have more talent than I am now using
What was No. 1? Not surprisingly -- the desire for financial independence.
When you think about that, for many of us, financial freedom simply means having the wherewithal to fulfill all those other priorities. So why do most of us focus on getting the money first?