greg bustin 108 tires executive leadership blog

108 Tires

December 31st, 2013  | 

Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Today’s the end of 2013.

Looking back, what accomplishment brought you the greatest sense of fulfillment?

A CEO and I were chatting over a glass of wine when he shared this story.

His accountant advised him that he had 108 tires on his personal property.

These tires were all attached to really nice cars, trucks, four-wheelers, motorcycles and bicycles.

The image of 108 tires hit the CEO like, well, a Mack truck.

How much of this stuff, the CEO wondered, do I really need?

Have I lost sight of what matters?

As you look back on 2013 and think ahead to 2014, focus on what fills you with joy.

Happiness is fleeting.  Fulfillment goes deeper and lasts longer.

It’s not about having the most toys.

It’s about moving from success to significance.

About the Author: Greg Bustin is an executive coach, consultant and speaker who has delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. Greg advises leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, and his views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books. His newest book, How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices (Sourcebooks), examines decision-making in history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies. How Leaders Decide

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