Darin’s longtime friends blend Fitness, Friends, and Fun by playing basketball and hanging out afterwards!
When I asked Darin how he creates connections with every employee, he nodded to The Seven Fs. Our firm created The Seven Fs to evaluate satisfaction in Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Fun, and Future for leaders – but Darin sees it as a tool to help structure conversations and understand other people’s priorities. And in his own life? “I believe in the message of blending rather than balancing. Almost every F shows up in my life every day.” Whether he is bringing his teenage daughters to work, or playing basketball with his friends, he is always blending: family and finances, fitness and friends. And in every situation…fun!
Darin is motivated to leave a legacy both for his business and for his family. Blending The Seven Fs helps him focus on the work needed to build a company and set a great example for his daughters: “If I don’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of others.” Even though his life is hectic and full, he feels satisfied with how he blends his priorities. “I get to wake up every day and do what I was put on earth to do. I’ve always tried to be a good leader; now I get to turn that leadership into a legacy.”
Good leaders know the important balance of leadership and management. And they blend the Seven Fs into their work to create a life that will leave a legacy.