A serious health issue for a member of your family can help put focus on what is important and what is not important. I have been living with that scenario for almost three years as my wife and I have traveled through this journey together.
I always thought I was pretty good at setting priorities. I had all the latest technology tools. I read article after article on how to improve my workflow and efficiency. The truth is all the tools and tricks in the world don’t matter much when your attention is focused on prayer and healing for someone you love.
When you own a business your customers or clients may care about your personal situation. However they do come to see you for the service you provide or the product you sell and if you cannot continue to provide the service or sell the product they will look elsewhere. The challenge is not allowing any personal issues you have interfere with your ability to service our customers or clients.
To my wife’s credit she insisted that I carry on with the business and make sure that appointments were maintained and I continue to interact with clients as I always do. Fortunately the tremendous team at our Redlands CPA firm also maintained that same level of personal service and care during this difficult time.
Now that we are on the other side of the serious stages of the health issue. The lesson learned is that balancing a personal crisis and workflow can be accomplished. The key is having support both within family and company that are willing to accept responsibility to allow you can focus on what’s important. You must have confidence in those around you and be willing to delegate so you can spend what limited time you have on what is important. Thanks to that wonderful support I can continue to focus on what is important and make my Life Less Taxing.