In this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist is joined by Benjamin Berman, an Expert EOS Implementor. The two share a wealth of experience with EOS and have helped countless individuals and organizations live their ideal EOS Life. Throughout the episode, Will and Benjamin recount several success stories from their careers and discuss how EOS can help YOU live your ideal life.
The EOS Life
Nearly every EOS success story boils down to the same principles and practices, much of which is summarized in the EOS Life. While the stories might differ slightly—a family business turned industry powerhouse, an apparel company that learned how to scale sustainably, or a toxic work environment transformed by placing the right people in the right seats—they all share a common denominator: the EOS Life.
“If you look at us and watch us walk around—those who are living the EOS Life and those who are helping others live the EOS Life—we just can’t stop smiling.” – Benjamin Berman, (38:00)
What is the EOS Life? This founding principle is composed of five key elements:
- Doing what you love
- With people you love
- Making a huge difference
- Being compensated appropriately
- Having time for your other passions
Doing What You Love
This is the first step to living the EOS Life, and it’s critical to understand. When you spend your days doing only what you love—and what you’re great at—you set the table for the rest of your EOS Life. Tools such as Delegate & Elevate are invaluable to succeeding in this step.
With People You Love
While doing what you love is essential, it is magnified by doing it with people you love. This means working with people you sincerely enjoy being around—those who uplift you and allow you to be your authentic self.
Making a Huge Difference
When you truly live the EOS Life, you make a difference in the world around you. For some, this means impacting their employees, clients, or customers. For others, it means making a difference in the lives of their family, friends, or the greater community around them.
Being Compensated Appropriately
While many businesses think compensation only involves a paycheck, those living the EOS Life know that the definition of appropriate compensation is unique to each individual. It could mean money, a flexible schedule, a casual work environment, etc. Still, it is critical that everyone who lives the EOS Life feels they are compensated correctly for the value they provide others.
Having Time for Your Other Passions
This is the final piece of the EOS Life. Everyone deserves time to pursue their passions away from work. When you overwork yourself, you risk limiting your productivity. That’s right, the law of diminishing returns exists within the office walls. But, when you take the time to fulfill your passions and hobbies in your personal life, you create an opportunity to increase professional productivity.
“It’s impossible to be mindful when you’re putting in eighty hours a week or seventy hours a week like so many of those frustrated entrepreneurs we know.” – Benjamin Berman, (10:42)
Transform Your Business Today
For more conversations like this, check out other episodes of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, where Will Crist talks with entrepreneurs and business leaders about the life-changing effects of the EOS model. For more information on how you can transform your business, schedule a call with Will today!