4 Reasons Why Family Should Come First for Your Business

Regret. Familiar with it?

The most regretful business owners I’ve met are the ones who let business chaos get in the way of their family. One way or another, every small business is a family business.

Family should come first for your business—always. Watch this quick video to learn my four reasons “why.”

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Don’t tell yourself the Entrepreneurial (Walter) White Lie: “I’m doing this all for my family.” If that’s true, then spend time with your loved ones!

As an entrepreneur, you’ve got the luxury of building your career around your family. Take that opportunity to the bank!

Take advantage of mini-harvests to get you through the long haul. Spend that time with your family to reawaken your reason for working so hard in the first place.

Remember that opportunities are everywhere, but invaluable ones are those you can’t get back.

I’d love to hear your reasons for putting family first. Why would you never sacrifice family or loved ones for your business? Share in the comments section below!

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17 Archived Responses to “4 Reasons Why Family Should Come First for Your Business”

  1. Family is the Back Bone of your existence and that can never be compromised.

  2. Angy Ford says:

    I like all your video’s, but I LOVE this one. In fact I am scheduling it now to watch it each quarter. As a business owner you just “forget” and get working on this project and that project and you get to a point where you have lost balance of work and family (yet again) and need to step back and analyze the basics. This video is great for that. Thanks for putting it together.

    • Dave Crenshaw says:

      That’s a great idea, Angy. I’m a big fan of reminders of important lessons. You’re welcome!

  3. lori says:

    No reward can be as big as what you get from those who love you. another great video, thank you!!!!!

  4. Elain says:

    Love your wisdom and insight, Dave. Caring for your family is the main reason you’re in business to begin with. It doesn’t make sense to abandon them in the process.

    Keep the brilliant ideas coming!

  5. Dave Crenshaw says:

    I was asked the link to the story about the top regrets of the dying. Here it is: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/grief-loss/info-02-2012/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying.html

  6. John M. Knab says:

    “No Success In Life Can Compensate For Failure In The Home” – David O. McKay

  7. Zeya says:

    Great video with a great ending “Focus on what matters most”. It’s all about creating harmony. Family and business are part of that harmony. Personal time and growth is another aspect. It’s like what my dad says, “when you are working, focus on work. When you are having fun, focus on having fun”. It’s a challenge when family has employee mentality and I have more entrepreneurial mentality. That is where a good day/weekly timer comes into play so that I can manage my activities. I will set one up on the weekend and check back with you by next Tuesday. Thanks Dave for this video and opening up some “worms” within me.

    • Dave Crenshaw says:

      Great statement: “It’s a challenge when family has employee mentality and I have more entrepreneurial mentality. That is where a good day/weekly timer comes into play so that I can manage my activities.” This is a wise tool to use and great advice. Here’s an older video that talks about another tool: power down time.

      P.S. I haven’t heard that expression before: opening up some ‘worms’ in me. 🙂

      • Zeya says:

        Thanks Dave for the link. I will look at it tonight. LOL. Yes that expression … I just made it up as I was writing it 🙂 You are most welcome to use it.

  8. Melanie says:

    Great video, Dave. Always good to remember what’s most important in life.