One year ago, I was sitting in the audience of my stepson’s holiday program. I received two calls from my prior employer essentially ordering me to leave the program to attend to a work matter. My wife and youngest son were forced to walk about a mile from the school to our house since I drove.
As I drove to the office, I resolved I would not be in that same situation in one year’s time. Today, I am able to adjust my schedule since I run my own business. As our school system changes its schedule to adjust to the weather, I can adjust my schedule to ensure what happened last year does not happen again.
It’s been a rewarding and challenging year since that cold December day when I had to make work a priority over my family. Never again.
What is one step you can take today to fit your work around the rest of your life and not the other way around? Share your thoughts in the comments?