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THOUGHTS ON GIVING BACK

Among the members of Augustus Juilliard Society are many alumni who have included The Juilliard School in their long-range plans. One of these generous individuals is Dr. Marta Vago, who first came to Juilliard as a Pre-College student, eventually earning two degrees in piano from the School. Marta shares a

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GOLDEN GOOSE TEST FOR FAMILY BUSINESS

The “Golden Goose” Test   Employment                                                                       Yes     No   Entry into the business is based on company (not personal) need.   Standards and requirements for employment (education, skills, experience, hours, etc.) are evenly applied and enforced.   Family members are promoted on the basis of competence and position availability.  

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FOCUS

Are your energies and attention focused on activities that support your aspirations and help you reach important goals effectively and efficiently? Or, are your efforts compromised by negative influences, bad habits, wasteful indulgences, and toxic people or weighed down by superfluous possessions, distractions, grudges, blames, and seductive fantasies?   Give

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THE FAMILY CONSTITUTION

Imagine playing a game without knowing the rules!  Yet, that’s what most families in business try to do.  Rare is the business-owning family who has articulated in detail how it is going to govern its business and personal affairs. Consequently, too few families can both run their businesses successfully and

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SELF

It is the choices and commitments you make mindfully and consistently that create the self you want to experience and live with today and going forward. The following list highlights aspects of you that are important to protect and nourish.   Self-respect: letting nothing or no one ever compromise it.

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EXCELLENCE

Many people don’t know the difference between excellence and perfectionism, since many of us were brought up to believe that excellence means doing everything perfectly all the time and being equally perfect at everything, like getting As in every subject in school. Yet, the most successful people were rarely straight-A

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