The most precious commodity! TIME!

Most Precious Commodity

Most Precious Commodity 

            There are many items that may come to your brain when you think of the most precious commodity! In all reality the most precious commodity and that which we would die the fastest from is oxygen.  This is something that we cannot harness to benefit us though.  So, what is the most precious commodity that we can use to benefit for our future? TIME!  There is only so many hours in a day, days in a week, and months in a year.

            The thought of was something that was never in my mind until I started my business and had children.  Part of being a small business owner is being available whenever your customers need you to be.  For myself we sell products to New Zealand and Australia that is roughly 17 hours different than where I am at.  It also means that I be at home having family time when these customers are available.  What I am starting to become more aware of though is my responsibility as not only a business owner, but that of a husband and a father.  At the end of the day, I can work harder to gain new customers to fill a void.  What I cannot do is bring back the smile from my kids when I play with them.

            It needs to be recognized that you can still work your ass off and put in the hours needed for your business to thrive.  Get up early while your kids are still asleep and take care of tasks that will free up your afternoon and evening.  I am not saying to not put in the hours I am just saying to be smart with your time.  Use time blocking and set aside time for your non negotiables and most important tasks for each day!  Get those items done and free yourself up to be with your family when your home!

The most precious commodity in life! TIME!
My world Josie (4) and Charlie (2)

            All of us grow up way faster than one would think.  I felt like I was in high school yesterday and it’s been 15 years since I have graduated.  Normally I would be the one sitting here telling you that working long hours will give you freedom in the future, which it will, but what is the cost of that?  Its time with your family.  I have spoken on it before and believe that there is no such thing as a work life balance and I will stand behind that.  The reason for this is you cannot give 100 percent to two things at one time. Be present when you are at work and be present when you are with your spouse and kids!

            Someone had told me that you have 18 summers with your kids.  At first this seems off right? But really sit and think about it, when your kids hit that age, they are adults. They might decide that they want to go off to college, start a business, or get married! Let’s take advantage of this time we have with them. The answer isn’t buying them toys, the answer is creating memories! Get outside and live life with your loved ones! Experience new places and develop with them!

Brad

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2 thoughts on “Most Precious Commodity

  1. Brad you hit the nail on the head! I can’t tell you how many times I was “too busy” to spend time with my dad, then poof he passes away at age 59 back in 2007.

    I’ve since learned, the clock doesn’t stop ticking nor does it care too.

    Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re on the right path.

    Danny “The Dude”

    1. I’m super fortunate to have spent a ton of time with my father! They say 90 percent of face to face contact with your parents happens 18 and younger!

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