What makes a family a solid unit? Is there a playbook you can follow to lead your family? Here's a secret: it all starts with deciding to create Family Miracles.
In this episode of The Good Mood Show, Matt O'Neill interviews the proud dad and author of the book Miracle Morning for Families, Mike McCarthy. Mike shares the wisdom that comes with being the head of a family. He shares the importance of creating family values and goals together and constantly reinforcing them to every family member from a young age. He also tackles why intentional family meetings matter.
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Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
[06:36] Creating Family Values
Every family member should have a role in creating your family values. As a family, create a list of words and decide which ones are important. Let these serve as guideposts that will lead your family to the ideal. Reinforce them when challenges arise and affirm family members when they uphold them.
[20:28] The Family Meeting
Bring intentionality to the family through family meetings. Set a schedule and sit down together to appreciate one another. Tell each other your desires, plans, and goals. Gather and communicate.
[33:42] Family Goals
In light of your family values, create categories to form the basis of your goals. These categories may be health, adventure, finances, and more. The decision relies on what you value as a family. However, be intentional in setting these goals and creating accountability measures for them.
Mike [07:36] - “If you want people to really care about whatever it is that you’re creating, as a family, as an organization, as a team, then the first step is to get everybody to play a role in creating whatever that is.”
Mike [18:13] - “If you’re going to build something great, you want to do it on a foundation of really solid values.”
Mike [30:07] - “It’s my job to make sure they’re prepared for the world. It’s not the world’s job to make sure they’re prepared for me at home.”
Connect with Mike McCarthy: Website | Instagram
The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, available on Amazon (with accompanying playbook)
Miracle Morning Playbook Free Exercises
Living Untethered by Michael Singer, available on Amazon
Grit by Angela Duckworth, available on Amazon
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