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Time with Family: Make it a Priority

Many people ask me if it’s stressful working for myself. After all, if you have a regular J.O.B. (I call it ‘Just Over Broke), you can enjoy a ‘dependable’ paycheck (which isn’t as stable as it once was in this economy), benefits package, less stress dealing with your own taxes/paperwork. However, being my own boss has several benefits too: never having anyone micromanage me, having limitless earning potential, no commuting time, flexible hours, etc. I know being self-employed is not for everyone, but it definitely is worth it for me. I would say that the greatest benefit has been being able to spend time with my family.

Gone are the days of working from morning until 10 pm! I was in the car industry before working from home, so long hours was part of the deal. My poor son (who was between the ages of 6 months to two years) hardly ever saw me, except for my days off. My wife also worked full-time & we were like two ships passing in the night. I knew there must be something better! This is what sparked my interest in working from home, and now that I am self-employed full time, I am so thankful that I took the plunge to do so.

As a home based business owner, I now have the flexibility to have lunch & dinner with my family, play baseball with my oldest son daily, pray for my little ones & tuck them into bed at night, and relax with my wife in the evenings. This has been such a blessing to my family & I. There’s no amount of money that can compare to TIME…the memories we’ve built will last a lifetime.

Take a moment to ponder: what would our world be like if each person had the same opportunity to spend quality time each day with their own family? Well, I can tell you what research says about families who just share at least one meal together daily. Included in the lists of benefits are children who are healthier, learn better manners, are less destructive, are better communicators, are more successful in school, are more self-sufficient. The list goes on & on!

So, although I may have added responsibilities working for myself, I would say that the family time is well worth it. If I make my family a priority, my boys may grow up to be healthier, more successful adults. The way I see it, no J.O.B. is ever more valuable than the time away from my loved ones that I will never get back. My advice to everyone is make your family a priority…you’ll never regret it.


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