How do you define a family?
I am sure we have all heard the story of Adam and Eve. They were the first family, but did you know they were also put in the garden of Eden as a team? Some people think a family is a group of people with similar ancestry. While that is one definition, most families would also find they fit into other definitions as well. A family is a group of people that care about one another’s wellbeing. A family is a team of people united towards a common goal that will benefit the team. A family is a group of people that are very interested in the growth of the other family members. A family creates a place where life gets better.
There are so many ways to describe a family. When a “flesh and blood” family does not meet one of these criteria, you will almost always find that family is not doing well. They have family issues, they are not affective, and rarely is any one in that family truly happy. In my family, I know that each of my siblings and both my mother and father care deeply about my well-being. I know that we are a team and every goal we have united around we have been able to achieve with incredible results. I know that my family is constantly encouraging me to grow from what is comfortable for me to what is best for me. Everyday I am with my family, life gets better.
At Elliott, we are not all directly related to everyone else on the team. However, as I review the criteria for a family, we completely fit in to the other descriptions. We care about each other’s wellbeing. When something is getting rough for one of us, we rally to their aid to solve and resolve the problem. We are a team united around our company core values and everyday we are seeing incredible results as we strive towards those goals. We are very interested in the growth of our fellow Elliottians. We spend time in meetings and emails learning something new that will help us be better team members every day and the results of that show brilliantly.
The Elliott Family creates a place where life gets better.
Ask yourself how you can be a better team member today. Ask yourself how you can be a better family member today. Ask yourself those questions and you will find you are also a better you today.