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Busing My Own Table

What does it mean to do our part? To bus our own table?

On this episode, Gordon shares a memory from one particular morning on the Camino, this time at breakfast! A simple act of picking up after ourselves, can leave a huge impact on a fellow peregrino!

When we do something for others, oftentimes, we are the ones that are rewarded.

Gordon shares that these values are why he created the Fundamentals of the Bernhardt Way:

Fundamental #25: Give back. Pay it forward. Regularly seek opportunities to assist those in need. Express genuine gratitude for the help received by paying it forward and helping others. Be a servant leader and put the needs of others ahead of your own.

“One of the greatest privileges of our work as financial planners and wealth managers is the opportunity to help our clients realize a philanthropic goal or vision,” Gordon shares in his book.

Our legacy is defined by our contribution, and everyone is inspired by something different, depending on their life perspective and personal values.

Later in the episode, Gordon shares another Bernhardt Way fundamental on how he maintains his positive outlook on life.

Fundamental #26: Keep it fun. While our passion for excellence is real, remember that the world has bigger problems than the daily challenges that make up our work. Stuff happens. Keep perspective. Don’t take things personally or take yourself too seriously. Laugh every day.

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Gordon J. Bernhardt

Gordon J Bernhardt

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President and founder of Bernhardt Wealth Management and author of Profiles in Success: Inspiration from Executive Leaders in the Washington D.C. Area. Gordon provides financial planning and wealth management services to affluent individuals, families and business owners throughout the Washington, DC area. Since establishing his firm in 1994, he and his team have been focused on providing high quality service and independent financial advice to help clients make informed decisions about their money.