Notes from Jeff York

Small business marketing thoughts from a marketing small business owner

Save some for the family!

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Can you do it all?  Can you handle every project on your desk all at once?  Can you burn the candle at both ends and still be the perfect spouse and parent?

Are you Superman or Wonder Woman?

I didn’t think so.

But yet, day after day, we grind ourselves into long hard hours.  We miss dinners at home, family events, and in some cases, holidays.  We do it to get ahead.  We do it in the name of helping our families.  However, at the end of that long hard day, our kids go to bed without even seeing us.  Our poor supportive spouses get just a husk of a person coming home with little more than sleep on our mind.  Certainly, not fair.

When it’s all said and done, what have you done for your family?  Did you land that account so you can work harder from now on?

How about this?  Leave it behind.  Make a date with your spouse.  Firm up a family plan and stick to it.

You just might find that you are a better worker when you come back.  One thing’s for sure.  Your desk will still be there.

Written by Jeff York

August 9, 2008 at 11:57 am

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  1. […] Extra family time: all work and no play makes Jack a burned out man, a crappy husband, and an absent […]

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