Two weeks ago today, I became a dad for the first time at 43 years old.
Talk about a life-changing event...
For those of you who are already parents, you known this for a while now, but for guys like me - this is all new territory.
This seems to be my life for the next... who knows how long, but this little guy is worth it.
Thank God for my wife, Diana, because I seriously do not know how I would survive taking care of this little guy all alone. My wife is amazing...
I love my wife Diana, and our newest addition to our family - little, "Ivan Emmanuel de la Peña..."
He's adorable, and it's truly amazing that even when I can't sleep, just looking into his eyes makes it all completely worthwhile.
But now comes a new era in my life...
...where having good organization in my life will be key, because I'm a "virtual" entrepreneur that works from home with ...my wife, son, and little dog.
It's become clear - really quickly - that I need some good boundaries, expectations, and rules implemented to follow so I can still give my family the quality time they need, but ...also attend to our businesses', customer's, and client's needs.
This morning on the way to the gym, I watched this great video by Stu McLaren on "Managing Time as an Entrepreneur and Parent."
You can watch it right here...
It was super helpful, because it served as a great reminder of the need to:
Maybe you can relate...
Maybe you're a "virtual" entrepreneur too, that works from home while your family is around. Or maybe you own an offline business like my wife's photography studio. Regardless of which kind of business you own, you know that it can be very challenging at times trying to balance work and family time.
Like everything in life when it comes to relationships, especially family, having great communication is the key. Making sure everyone is on the same page, and understanding that you love them and that you WILL separate time JUST for them is critical.
In fact, I enjoy going for quick walks now with my wife and son, even for just a few blocks, so we can get some good quality time - even for just a few minutes.
And the truth is, I feel blessed, because I'm able to do just that. To be able to sneak out for just a little while with my family during business hours on a week day - and then come back home and finish up my work.
Do You Need More Free Time Too?
If this blog post, and Stu's video resinate with you, and you've found yourself needing more quality time with your family, you're not alone.
We as entrepreneurs can quickly get sucked into our daily businesses and forget to make time for the things that truly matter.
I know I can...
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Russell de la Peña
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