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I’m not going to sugar coat this one…. I’m an Indianapolis girl and when I saw Tony Dungy was today’s speaker my inner fame girl was SUPER EXCITED! I don’t know much about football really, I am just a hometown girl through and through and Tony Dungy lead the Indianapolis Colts for a football victory! Can we say LEGEND!
Tony’s message is pretty clear. Family first. Integrate your family your work day. Bring your kids to the office, let them see what you do. If this isn’t possible then try skyping or Facebook Live your work space so they feel connected to you at work. I know some jobs are very strict on the use of cell phones or social media during the work day. Maybe you can talk to your employer about implementing a family day so that you can bring them in and show them around.
My take aways:
- Your family is important. Help them understand your work by integrating them into it.
- If you focus 100% of your energy to your career you will wake up one day to be sorely disappointed
- If you are an employer it’s important to implement a Family Day.
- Help your family understand that your work is important but they mean the most.
I am fortunate to work from home, although it has taken my family some time to get used to the idea that just because I am home doesn’t mean that I am readily available to them. I believe in taking a time out, host a family game night, movie night, going on vacation or even a staycation, to reconnect with your family. The time with your kids or spouse can not be replaced. Sad reality is our time with them is finite. We need to maximize our experiences while we can.