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Episode Summary

Mike has devoted himself as a Certified EOS Implementer™ since 2012. In that time, he has delivered over 600 Full Day Sessions with Entrepreneurial Leadership Teams and helped more than 60 Michigan companies transform their businesses. He especially loves helping family businesses. For several years, Mike coached several dozen EOS Implementers on their journey of building their businesses. Mike and his wife, Jill, have applied the EOS concepts to their own family and enjoy sharing their learnings with others. They have four children and live in Southeast Michigan.

Episode Note

The Entrepreneurial Operating System has helped a lot of leadership teams focus on their goals and stay in sync. Wouldn't it be nice if it was something you can apply to your family and personal life? Well, my friend and coach Mike Kotsis and his wife Jill have done just that for several years now and it has helped their family in better communicating and supporting each other as they achieve their personal goals and better themselves. He shares with us the struggles of getting the system off the ground, dealing with resistance from the family, and how family EOS can help you understand your spouse better and raise responsible kids.

7:11 - Applying EOS in your family life

9:07 - What a typical Level 10 family meeting looks like

15:37 - How Mike's EOS family system evolved in time

21:14 - Setting rocks help keep the family on the same page and in sync

25:27 - What is a habit review?

29:26 - The importance of having a calendar review

34:40 - Using tools to track family issues and rocks  

35:36 - Setting a time to solve family issues and problems can lessen fights with your partner/spouse

38:47 - What to do if your family resists or objects to using EOS systems at home

42:48 - How to make the process fun and unique for your family

44:12 - Accountability charts for the family

56:13 - A simple way to do your family household budget

1:04:01 - What a family quarterly looks like

1:11:19 - How family EOS can empower your kids and help them be more responsible

1:13:37 - The family Vision Traction Organizer

1:29:49 - Do kids find these systems bureaucratic?

1:33:08 - How does one get started with Family EOS?

1:34:53 - Mike's passionate plea to entrepreneurs

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Scott Nape - The Barefoot Investor
YNAB
Every Dollar by Dave Ramsey
What the Heck is a Level 10 Meeting
EOS Vision/Traction Organizer

Get in touch:
MARK: www.linkedin.com/in/markhleary | www.leary.cc
Mike Kotsis:
www.facebook.com/mike.kotsis
www.linkedin.com/in/mikekotsis/
www.twitter.com/MikeKotsis
www.GPSforSmallBusiness.com


Production credit:
Engineering / Post-Production: Jim McCarthy
Art / Design: Immanuel Ahiable

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