Don Wolf and the Four Keys to a Happy and Productive Life
Don Wolf, Dr. Lisa’s father, passed away this last week. He was a man of great wisdom, success, and a legacy of what a life looks like when you follow Christ.
Some of you may remember reading his “Four Keys to a Happy and Productive Life:”
1.) Treat Others as You Would Like to be Treated (He always told Dr. Lisa to walk a mile in others shoes.)
2.) Be Happy and Have and Optimistic Attitude
3.) Think for Yourself – Don’t be a Follower
4.) Finish the Job
Dr. Lisa adds that he always said look to God and the cross. He even followed up his reciting the 4 keys to the CLHS honors academy talk with the wise words to look to God as your spiritual GPS for direction. (See video.)
Please keep this family in your prayers as they grieve their loss and find unity in the blessings of the life of Mr. Wolf.
Some of his accomplishments and awards:
Wolf was president and CEO for 25 years of the co-op now known as Do it Best Corp., an international, multibillion-dollar organization.
Wolf co-founded Big Brothers of Greater Fort Wayne in 1972. He served as the nonprofit’s first president and went on to serve as president of the national board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America from 1977 to 1980.
Wolf was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame and National Home Center Hall of Fame, and he has also received the American Hardware Manufacturers Association Eagle Award, North American Retail Hardware Association Distinguished Service Award and was named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana. He’s been awarded two Sagamore of the Wabash awards, Indiana’s highest civilian honor. In 2013, he was awarded the state’s highest individual honor, the Sachem Award.
Wolf also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Purdue University and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Vincennes University.