The Long and Winding Road
‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’ – John Lennon.
I have been fortunate in my career to work with many very talented and successful people in the Accounting, Legal, Technology and Real Estate industries. Many of these people are ace when it comes to their job and career, so they have it down pat to be successful. Or do they?
Depends on your point of view. I have always thought having a successful family life and a good career will bring you much more happiness and satisfaction than being a tremendous bread winner and completely abandoning the home front.
I know this first hand, from many years as a Human Resources professional and over that last 20+ years as a CEO. Through these roles, I have had the opportunity to counsel and coach too numerous a number of people to recall them all. I don't forget much, and I can’t remember a single person who was totally focused on their career say to me that they were happy with the choices they had made in the rest of their life.
It is possible to have a great career and a wonderful loving home life at the same time, you just have to want to. It’s your book of life, make sure it reads as you want it to!
Concepts from Chapter 5 - A Good Man, a Great Dad and a Loving Husband - Everyman’s Guide for a Brilliant Life