I’ve often said that my priorities in life are God/Family first then everything else second. Try opening your own business and see what can happen with your desire to put family first. Whoa! Easier said than done.
Recently, my Bride and I went to dinner. In a way that only she can, she articulated to me, in the most loving but emphatic manner that even though we are embarking on this insurance journey together, that I was not to forget about her emotional needs as a wife. She wasn’t asking me, she was telling me. As a man, I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to have the love of my life communicate so clearly to her one-track minded husband. I needed that. We needed that. In only a few months I had let my focus on the new business consume me to the point that I wasn’t paying attention to the areas that I cherished more than any career.
So, where I am going with this? It’s not as if I am going to tell you as the reader something you don’t already know. I’m just wondering, out loud…and on line, how do we make the two balance? Can it be balanced? What does that look like? 50% family time, 50% career time? Even a Clemson fan will tell you that doesn’t add up, realistically speaking.
I keep going back to sage wisdom that we received as a young(er) married couple. If each of us are working to grow closer to the Lord, we can’t help but grow closer to each other. I know for a fact I would be going nuts without my faith. There is just entirely too much going on business wise and I need that relationship with Him to guide me and keep me on point. Without it, that conversation at dinner could have easily turned into a prideful shouting match.
We are just starting this phase of our lives and we intend on it enabling us to continue to serve and help others in powerful ways. I am so very thankful that the balance during this unique opportunity as a new Agent that I seek is so easily found for those of us willing to seek it out.