A friend of mine once asked me, how do I manage being a father and running my own business?
Everyone who knows me well will know that I believe one of my most important rolls in life it to be the best dad I can be for my 3 beautiful girls, however, I also absolutely love the work I get to do helping clients achieve what is most important to them every day.
I learnt a few years ago through some harsh truth that managing the two, business and fatherhood is about two things:
1. Understanding my priorities
2. Making sure my actions reflect my priorities.
No longer could I say that family is important to me and continue to work 50-60 hour weeks building the business and that is why I decided to take Monday’s as our ‘family fun day’ and make sure i’m being really efficient in the time I am at work.
Working 4 days a week may not be the right answer for everyone in balancing business and fatherhood but its important to know your priorities and make sure that your actions reflect them.
Phillip Thompson & Thompson Financial Services are authorised representatives of Synchron, AFS Licence No. 243313.
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