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Sam Walton, the guy who started Wal-Mart, is probably one of the most successful and wealthiest business owners in American history. He died a multi-billionaire, and his last words were, “I blew it.” I don't know the whole story behind that, but when you're facing death and dying, you're not thinking about spending more time at work. You're thinking things like, “I wish I would have spent more time with my family. I hope my family knows that I still love them. I hope that I'm leaving behind a legacy.”
Who cares if a trillion people love you and think that you're awesome if your family hates you because you neglected them? It's better to be poor and broke but have a loving family than to make tons of money and have a family that hates you. There’s so much more to this life than just making money and having successful businesses, right? Let’s do everything we can now; it's not too late. Let's look at what's most important and make the changes now so that our family knows that we love them.
—The famous last words of Wal-Mart founder, Sam Walton.
—The importance of putting your loved ones first.
—How to reframe and focus on what’s important.