As we welcome my new son to the world I can’t help but think about my death. Specifically what my children will think of me after I’m gone.
Will they look back with good memories?
Will they wonder where I was all the time?
Will they be proud of me?
I can’t know for certain but I can stack the deck in my favor. That’s what building a business is all about to me.
I want to spend time with my children so that when they’re older they’ll come to me for advice and want to visit long after they’ve moved away from home.
I want them to know their dad was able to provide for them without sacrificing time with them.
I want to show them that if they work hard and chase their dreams they can have whatever they want.
Life is what we create.
I want them to not just know that I love them but to feel it, see it, and believe it.
I want my children to look up to me as an example of what to do as a parent.
These are the thoughts and questions bouncing around my head as our family grows.
And my focus shifts more and more to how do I create that kind of life, how do I structure my business to maximize the moments I get to spend with my family and enjoy my time with them.
To me, that’s the best part of entrepreneurship. I get to be in complete control of designing my life exactly how I want.
Nothing more for this week. I’m going to go spend some extra time with my family.
Until next week.
Jason Duprat, MBA, MSA, CRNA