Chip Gaines Shares Powerful Message on Magnolia Journal: ‘Impact Begins Much Closer to Home’

Chip Gaines is a media mogul along with his wife Joanna Gaines. The power couple is the pair behind Magnolia Network, the cable channel designed by the Gainses and inspired by their magic. Chip and Joanna are the duo that rose to fame hosting Fixer Upper on HGTV. Even after all of their success, Chip and Joanna remain grounded and relatable to fans. Chip recently shared a powerful message on Magnolia Journal about where the real influencers are at.

Chip Gaines smiling during an interview on the 'Today' show
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What does Chip Gaines say about impact?

Chip and Joanna have become an inspiration to many people that have followed their journey since their start on Fixer Upper. The couple has grown an empire under their Magnolia brand creating a whole network, collaborations for home goods, realtor and design services, a retail complex, and many more things. In the latest issue of their quarterly magazine Magnolia Journal, Chip reflects on where the real influence comes from and why it’s important it starts at home.

“I’m beginning to see how real, lasting impact begins much closer to home. In how I handle the seemingly smaller moments,” Chip wrote in the magazine. “A tough conversation between Jo and me. A dispute the kids are having over whose turn it is to choose the game we’ll play. It’s in how intentional we are about reinforcing goodness within our home, nurturing our values as a family over and over and over again until it takes.”

Chip believes that teaching respect at home is how his kids will go out into the world and follow those teachings. The way that each of the siblings treats each other is the same way these same siblings will treat other people they encounter.

“It sounds simple, but it seems to me that if we can’t figure out kindness and respect among those we live with, then we’ve got no shot at making any sense of how to conduct ourselves beyond our walls,” he added.

The builder ended his message by saying that his most powerful platform is his kitchen, adding that “nurturing the values we want to stand for when there’s no audience but the seven of us.”

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Chip Gaines is grateful for Joanna

One of the most relatable aspects about Chip and Joanna is how much love they have for each other. The couple has worked together to make something big and Chip is grateful that Joanna is in his life. Chip wasn’t always the most focused person and he credits his significant other for giving him direction.

“For me, it’s perfectly clear, I was like chasing my tail. I was like a dog chasing his tail in a circle, trying to be all the things for all the people,” Chip said during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul.

“I was just such an idiot and I was just so, so anxious and so excitable,” Chip added. “My dad used to [say], in a loving way, ‘Son, talking to you is like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hydrant.’ I was always that kind of energy, it wasn’t pleasant, it wasn’t cute. Joe has just kind of grounded me. When I die or I’m on my deathbed, what I’ll say looking back is that ‘I owe you my life because you settled me down.'”

Chip and Joanna Gaines pose and embrace each other during a visit to the 'Today' show
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