What Are You Building?

Are you building a foundation of trust and hope or are you filling your pockets with bricks?

A business is a lot like a building and the founders or owners are the architects, builders, and designers. They must ask themselves what they want to build, why, and for whom. Is it going to be a structure built with generosity and forethought, something strong and long-lasting that can house and feed a community, that will stand tall as a beacon to those looking for shelter and hope, and that can withstand the storms that will inevitably test its integrity, or is it going to be flimsy and weak because the founders are hoarding every brick, filling their pockets and leaving others to fend for themselves against the elements?

“As in life, so too in budo. As in budo, so too in life.”

-Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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