Lighthouse International's Paul Stephen Waugh Answers: Why did you start Lighthouse International?

Updated: Feb 10

Our Head Mentor explains how one question led to 18 years of pioneering research into people and relationships

Written by Vivienne Juan, Associate Elect


Motivation, inspiration, and principle-centredness. We don’t really learn any of this at home or at school. Everything is governed and directed by universal, eternal, and infinite law, in whatever dimension it might be — human, material, or financial. It’s governed by nature, natural laws; and these natural areas are steeped in principle.

“If you want to achieve something, first study and understand the underlying laws and principles that govern — on a primary level — the challenges and problems that you want to change and solve, or the opportunity you want to present and build.”

This is advice garnered from the acclaimed Dr Stephen R. Covey, dubbed the 'American Socrates', and author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.


Why don’t people follow through? This was the question that started it all. Check out the video below to hear more from Lighthouse International Head Mentor Paul Stephen Waugh about the curious questions and findings that led to the inception of FranklinWaugh, the first iteration of Lighthouse International, back in 2004.



Visit our blog page to read more of the breakthrough experiences from our mentees, or choose from those on this site's mentoring experiences section.


Would you like to build a compelling vision, to personally lead and manage yourself with confidence, into the social and interpersonal realm of family, career, or business? Learn about mentorship with Lighthouse International on our mentoring & coaching page.


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