10. Have a long-term view of the family.
It’s important for all adult members of the family to talk about their desired future, as this kind of thinking dramatically resets conversations. They emphasize questions like these: What’s your dream? What do you want to be looking back on 20 or 30 years from now? The focus shifts away from seeing the family money as an ATM for the purpose of allowing family members to withdraw whatever they want whenever they want it. Instead, the money becomes a shared asset and long-term resource to be tended and used responsibly.
Consider these 10 habits as you think about your family or the families you serve. What would enrich your life?