Just as in business, family culture refers to how a family relates to one another, works together, and achieves goals. Family culture is the DNA of a family. It’s the what of, “That’s just the way we do things.” Just like a fingerprint, it's what makes your family unique.
The contributing factors in a culture are vision, values and beliefs, and practices which include language. That’s why words matter when it comes to building your family culture They inform the way we think and interact with the world plus foster a sense of unity and membership.
When I first started working with my life coach I thought I was way too busy to pursue the things that were important to me. I had a long list of reason why I wasn’t writing more, connecting with my husband regularly, or deepening my friendships.
I assumed I had a time issue. But what I really had was a priority issue. I said over and over that these things mattered to me however they weren’t showing up in my schedule.
Passions allow you be the best person you can be. That’s because people who know what they are passionate about and actively make those things apart of their lives are fulfilled and connected with their work, family, and life in general. If you haven’t taken the time to figure out what you are passionate about, here’s how you can!
Have you ever thought, “Why doesn't my family look like hers?” Do you admire her house, her car, her incredibly talented children, or her husband’s high profile job? Are you tempted to wonder, “If I’d made different choices, would my life be better?”
It’s easy to look at the people we know and assume they have it all together. Or to envy another family’s path. But God has a unique purpose and mission for our family.
I am over at More to Be talking about how you can let go of discontent and regret and embrace God's unique mission for your family. Join me there to READ MORE!
Everyone values something. Once you have identified what it is that you value you are better able to make it show up in your life, you gain clarity, which allows you to be successful in what matters the most to you.
Procrastination, lack of team spirit, and decreased engagement are all signs of a negative culture both in organizations and families. This develops when the culture is not built intentionally but instead produced by default, without a vision and a plan. However, a strong defined culture energizes its members, keeps them engaged, gives them a sense of belonging, and helps them make decisions.
With thought and careful planning, we can create a culture in our homes where creativity can thrive.
Occasionally being creative is not enough to make it a part of our family culture. It must consistently show up in everything we do. This principle applies to your family values, no matter what they are.
Join me over at Faith Gateway where I am sharing some ways we make creativity a part of your life...
Some of the things we do as a family is very similar to way I did them growing up. Just as my parents passed culture to me, I now passing them onto my children. By examining your past you can determine what traditions and custom you want to bring forward and which ones you want to leave behind. You can also mix and match your family practices or create brand new ones.
In order to successful move forward in the family culture building process it's important to know where you are starting from. Here are some steps that you can take to assess where your family is so you can easily move to where you want your family to be.
I received an email from my son's teacher recently. It was about his unkind behavior towards a friend. At first I was tempted to defend him and make excuses. But ultimately I realized I needed to examine our family's culture to see what I was allowing at home.
Join me over at Faith Gateway to read the full story.
Together with my husband Carl, I will be bringing you weekly podcasts that empower you to create a thriving family culture. We’ve created this podcast because we believe you don’t have to feel hopeless looking at the path your family is on. With thought and deliberate steps, you can create a culture in your home that reflects your family's values and beliefs.
As a couple, your shared values are a central part of who you are and what you envision your family to be. If culture is the underlying personality or your organization or family, the essence of how people interact and work, then your values are the why of how you live and what you do.
A culture shaped by default tends to be mediocre because people, especially children tend to take the path of least resistance. To create a successful culture in our home, as the parents, we’ll need to decide what it that we want our family to look like and consistently work hard to maintain it.
A family culture is the norms, values, beliefs, and customs of people that are passed down from generation to generation. For my husband and I to have a mission statement that truly represented what our family could and should be, we had to determine what kind of culture we wanted.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are quickly approaching. Most people I know either look forward to season or dread it. Guess what? I dread it. However, choosing One Word for the holiday season can change that!