“Coming Home” is a song written by American rapper and producer Diddy (also known as Sean “Puffy” Combs) and his band Dirty Money that was released in 2010. The song is inspired by moments in Diddy’s life, the loss of his close friend, The Notorious B.I.G and references to classic songs by Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and McFadden & Whitehead.
When asked about its meaning, Diddy responded, “Coming Home” goes to everybody out there who’s going through a struggle or obstacle. I’ve been lost in life, I’m still lost in life in the sense of trying to find your way back to that person who your grandmother or father wanted you to be. Sometimes you get lost through drug addiction or you break up with up your partner or remission from cancer etc. you struggle to find your way back to yourself….”
Some love their home, others detest their home, and others feel indifferent. Some carry a yearning for their home for the rest of their lives, while others brood the thought of returning. Some who disliked their childhood home build a better home for themselves as an adult, one that contributes to success and not their failure.
Home shapes you.
While a chief executive officer, Board of Directors and compliance committee preaches the tone at the top, the compliance practitioner inspires employees as the role model, like our grandparents. We self-monitor, detect, and resolve problems, like your sister when she tattled on you after catching you in act of sneaking an extra home-baked chocolate chip cookie (or is that just me?). We continuously adapt and offer significant opportunities to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency, under inclement conditions, like our mothers and fathers.
You don’t grow up because you’re getting older. You grow up through experience. Failure. Standing up for your beliefs. Facing fear, harsh critics, your responsibilities. From seeing things through.
Did you ever know one of those families? You know – the one that just had it together. My best friend had one. Mom and dad genuinely adored each other and kids always did the right thing. This was intentional. Parents created and prioritized a strong family culture.
As the compliance practitioner, take the lead and direct yours.
Ain’t no place like home, baby.
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