The Eagle Blog

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)
Want to know where Canada’s hot jobs are?   Visit the Eagle Job Board!
Have you tried Eagle’s (very cost effective) Virtual Recruiter service?
——————————————————————————————————————————


Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on Google+

One thought on “Finding Time for the Really Important Stuff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.