I’m sitting in the hotel room in Miami after going to the Dolphins game with my son. They lost and I couldn’t care less. I got to spend the weekend with my baby-boy. (David is ten but he will always be my baby.)
At one point, David looked at me, gave me a hug and said, “I am the luckiest boy in the world and you are the greatest, daddy.” Wow. He then asked to keep the tickets to put on a wall he has titled, “Things I Did With My Daddy.” (Yes, just writing this is bringing tears to my eyes.)
I know I’m blessed to be able to hop on a plane and spend the weekend with my boy at the last minute. I do NOT take that for granted.
Sure, having the money to be able to take a last minute trip is nice but money is NOT what it’s about. It’s about having the freedom to create experiences and memories. It’s about living life on my own terms.
Maybe you are currently working at a job but longing to start your own business and make enough to just be able to quit. Maybe you have been working for yourself for quite some time and are struggling. Maybe you are doing great. Whatever your situation might be, remember the reason why you are doing what you do. It has to do more than just making more DEE-nero.
What is your mission? Your higher purpose? And, by the way, your work can be a means for living your mission and higher purpose. Your does not have to be your mission and higher purpose.
I’m going to end with this poem which beautifully sums up what I’ve been talking about.
Make a Memory
by Elaine Hardt ©1977 Hardt Ministries International, Inc
“Make a memory with your children, Spend some time to show you care;
Toys and trinkets can’t replace those Precious moments that you share.
Money doesn’t buy real pleasure, It doesn’t matter where you live;
Children need your own attention, Something only you can give.
Childhood’s days pass all too quickly, Happy memories all too few;
Plan to do that special something, Take the time to go or do.
Make a memory with your children, Take the time in busy days;.
Have some fun while they are growing, Show your love in gentle ways.”
I would really love to hear what you have to say about all of this so please post your comments on the blog.
P.S. Part of my mission, work is helping people develop and grow their own businesses so they can live life on their terms. That is how I want to help you.
If you’re interested in getting my personal help and coaching in 2011, I invite you to participate in an informal teleconference I’m doing on Tuesday where I’ll talk about the programs I offer and answer your questions. You don’t need to log in, here are the details:
Free Live Teleconference: Coaching With Dave In 2011
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm ET, 1:oo pm PT
Phone: (404) 260-0037
Conference ID: 019144#