Live A Good Life And Build A Great Business

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Live Balanced

Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from 161-180, was known to be a scholar and learned leader. In a famous quote he said:

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

There was a time when I focused primarily on myself and the money I was making. Maybe you have been fortunate enough to have made a lot of money, have kept fulfilling relationships around you, have a  balanced and happy family and never experienced obstacles or failures… that’s a silly sentence. Of course you have experience one or more of these. After all, you’re human right?

Anyway… I learned after falling on my face several times, I learned that value that Marcus Aurelius espoused above. The result? A life filled with great relationships and a business I’m passionate about. While I can’t go back in time and correct my previous mistakes, I love the direction I’m heading. And I love the fact that I’m living the noble life now.

When we operate our businesses in this fashion – in a fair and balanced way that takes into account the needs of our customers and suppliers we will have relationships that will last our lifetime and beyond. I invite you to do the same.

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To your success!

Jim Herrera

Chief Entrepreneur