Four Steps to Inspire Your Family

Wouldn’t it be great if you felt inspired to all the time? With the heaviness many of us have experienced since March 2020, it’s something I wish I could tap into more often.


While that would be nice, I know inspiration isn’t something that can be turned on and off. But there is something you can do as a dad that can help you be inspirational to your family - regardless of the circumstances.


John Maxwell’s book Everyone Communicates Few Connect: What the most effective people do differently shares principles and practices that help people relate to others in deeper and more meaningful ways. In his final chapter, Connectors Inspire People, he talks about a simple equation to bring this to life. I’d like to offer his formula as a starting point for our roles as dads. When we apply these practices they will help us connect in more meaningful ways with the people who matter most.