Prompt #26:

The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What if today, right now, no jokes at all, you were actually in charge, the boss, the Head Honcho. Write the “call to arms” note you’re sending to everyone (staff, customers, suppliers, Board) charting the path ahead for the next 12 months and the next 5 years. Now take this manifesto, print it out somewhere you can see, preferably in big letters you can read from your chair.

You’re just written your own job description. You know what you have to do. Go!

(bonus: send it to the CEO with the title “The things we absolutely have to get right – nothing else matters.”)

(Author: Sasha Dichter)


I am the CEO of the McGaugh Household. And my call to arms is simple:

Live with passion, play with joy, and work with an earnest heart. Have a heart of service to each other. Make the most of time with family, because it will go too quickly. Learn what you can, how you can, when you can—every day.