When you are in shoes of Stephen Murray and you have/had so many job titles such as private equity investor, president, chief executive officer of CCMP Capital, it can be hard to find time to do a lot of things. You have a lot on your plate and you have a lot to do.
Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day and you find yourself overwhelmed and stressed. The thing about the late, great Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, however, is that even if he was stressed or flustered, he never showed it.
He always smiled, always kept his focus, and never let anything get him down or get in his way. He kept his focus on what was important. While he was proud of all that he had accomplished and all that he has earned, he was most proud of being a philanthropist.
This wasn’t something, mind you, that he did for attention or to get extra praise and for people to pat him on the back. All of his charity work and good work that he did, he did it because he knew that if he were in their shoes, he would want others to do the same for him. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://observer.com/2015/02/this-old-thing-private-equity-honcho-drops-little-place-uptown-for-11m/
He believes what makes the world great is when we all work together in unison, as one, and look out for each other and help each other out as much as possible.
When it came to his work with Make a Wish, this was something that put a great big smile on his face. He always cared about helping out children and making their wishes come true and making their day a little easier.
He knew they were struggling, battling, and having a tough go of it. Because of this, he knew if he could help make a wish come true or do something for them, it would make a big difference in their battle.
When children are sick and battling, it can be hard to stay positive and hard to keep your eye on the prize.
You can find yourself feeling like you just want to give up, throw in the towel and call it a day. However, Stephen Murray believed by making wishes come true, he could give them a little extra motivation and a little extra push to keep fighting, never give up, and keep hope alive that there is a cure out there and something out there that can be done for them to make their quality of life better.