Résumé Values vs. Eulogy Values.

Résumé Values vs. Eulogy Values.

This concept comes from David Brooks's book, The Road to Character. If you’re like me, perhaps you contemplate your career in terms of “résumé values”-- thinking of my client list, the awards I’ve won, the experience of running a production agency for over 30 years. These are the things society tends to value.

But it’s more purposeful to consider my “eulogy values”: what will I be remembered for? Will it be for helping to launch the careers of hundreds of filmmakers? Will it be for being a good father? Will it be as the leader of an organization with strong values and beliefs? I hope so.

What are your "eulogy values" and are you living them?