Things That Really Matter

Quote of the Week

“I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

Things That Really  Matter

by James M. Kilts

On a day-to-day basis, there are literally dozens of things in business that seem important. Often in the whir of action, with loads of conflicting advice and mountains of information to sort through, it is difficult to know what matters. Well, after more than thirty years of a full and challenging career, here’s my list of some of the things that have really mattered to me.

  • Growth matters
  • Relationships matter
  • Loyalty matters
  • Small moments matter
  • Timely decisions matter
  • Doing what you enjoy matters
  • Life’s early lessons matter
  • The right team matters
  • Confronting reality matters (Kilts, 2007, p.293-295).

From: Kilts, J.M. (2007). Doing what matters: how to get results that make a difference – the revolutionary old-school approach. New York: Crown Business.

Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114,

Coaching Call to Action

I encourage you to make a list of what matters to you based on where you are in your business/life right now.  Know that at different stages of our business/life, the list may change.  Take the time to consider what’s important for right now.