At the Alchemia Group we are helping our clients think & act differently in regards to their wealth and its impact on thier family - because we know it is more than just numbers and plans, it's the Balance of Art & Science with Pragmatism and Vision.
At the Collaboration for Family Flourishing Gathering a colleague shared her 8 year old (yes, 8 year old) niece’s vision for what a family actually is or does. I have a copy of the actual hand written one and it is both adorable and powerful. Here’s what she wrote:
Feeling proud together.
Creating new generations together.
Shaping the world.
Healing the hearts of others together.
I’ve seen long mission statements, attended multi day family retreats to create mission and vision statements and seen most of them gathering dust one month afterward. This little girl captured the essence of what she believes her family stands in 22 words and 7 lines.
When you think about the purpose of your financial assets first ask yourself what your Family stands for.