Don’t sacrifice your family on the altar of your career

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Father’s Day is a great time to consider the importance of being “present” with our family.

Often we rationalize our ego fueled ambitions and guilt driven obsessions at work with the idea that we are the only one who can handle the current issue. We believe we are irreplaceable and that it must be us who solves each problem or attends every event.

Don’t be deceived by the lure of the world; Loving, serving and supporting your spouse while intentionally raising your children is the only job for which you are irreplaceable.

Don’t sacrifice your family on the altar of your career

  • Delegate and train other staff to reduce your “afterhours” workload
  • Set parameters on how you will interact with work related issues (think email) while with your family
  • Accept that sometimes urgent issues will draw you away from family, but don’t accept that everything is urgent

How else can you integrate, structure, or balance family and work time?