Here’s What I Hope You Say at My Funeral

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

I recently read the book Living Forward by Michael Hyatt, and a certain part stuck out at me. An exercise in the book had me write down all the groups of people coming to my funeral. Then, I had to write down what each of those groups would say in my eulogy.

Some of the groups I wrote down were family, friends, church, employees, contractors, clients, and partners.

The common thread I wanted them all to say was that I cared deeply about everyone’s purpose in life and that I loved God and made him the center of it all, and Jesus was someone I strived to be like.

As entrepreneurs, we all want people to say great things about us. Not just when we pass away, but also today.

You might be someone people like. Awesome! I bet what I’m about to write; you will totally resonate with.

You might be struggling because people don’t like you, you’ve made enemies along the way, clients think you’re a jerk, you’ve burned some bridges…you’re a mess. Will you believe me if I tell you that you need to make ONE adjustment, and everything will turn around?

So how do we become the kind of entrepreneurs where people say amazing things at our eulogy?

There’s an awesome verse in the Bible that speaks about the end of David’s life.

“Now when David had served Godʼs purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep;" Acts 13:36 NIV

King David did some messy things in his life, but no one could argue two things:

  1. God had a unique purpose for David.

  2. David chose to follow that purpose.