Are You Brave Enough?
In our dinner conversation, we talked about their courageous journey of innocence, tragedy and hope. We also discussed work and the whole "work to live/live to work" thing.
Kevin, an executive with a national pharmacy, riffed about how he sees one leader after another working 80,90 or 100 hours a week. "It's nuts to me," Kevin said, "since you could be with your family for a chunk of those hours if you just got more productive with the first 40 hours." In other words, work hard so that you can have a life outside of work. You know, your family and friends? Remember them?
I couldn't put it better myself. This is just another reason why we talk about productivity being an act of bravery. To have the courage to work so well as to make a difference (and not give your family the short stick) is truly inspiring.
Are you brave enough to put your family first and still be a top performer at work?
*I chose for this post's art the photo of Christian musical artist Steven Curtis Chapman, a dad who also lost a child far too early in life. To find out how you can help the O'Briens' cause to cure pediatric cancer, visit CatiesWish.org.