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Finding Time for the Really Important Stuff

Time quote from H Jackson BrownMost of the people I know work in crazy busy environments,  I interact with a lot of business owners and senior managers.  They have busy lives, and they make their priorities … work, family,hobbies/interests etc.  They find it very difficult to add more into that mix, feeling that something has to give in order to add one more time commitment.

Yet a lot of the people I know do find time in their crazy schedules to help others … they volunteer for charities, they coach and mentor people, they go to their kids (grandkids) activities.

Over the last 20+ years I have started and grown a business … but I also found (made) time to coach my kids soccer for many years, and attend almost every event in their lives.  I found time to be involved with charities and with our industry association.  I found time to give advice when asked and to be there when my friends needed a hand.

I think it is important to find time for the truly important things in life … and invariably they involve service to others.  If we lead a selfish life then financial success is pretty hollow … true success comes from living a well balanced life that allows us to give and help others.

The old saying goes that … when lying on your deathbed you are not going to wish that you had put more time in at the office.

That is a pretty good saying, but when I am there I WILL take pride in my professional achievements AND I will cherish the memories I have of family and friends.

“You will never find time for anything.  If you want time you must make it.”  Charles Robert Buxton

Don’t short change yourself … find (MAKE) time for the TRULY important things!

Kevin Dee is Chairman and founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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