Business and family with Jim Sheils

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of prioritizing work over our family. We often hear the saying “go hard or go home,” but is it possible to go hard and go home? Jim Sheils, co-author of “The Family Board Meeting,” thinks that it is not only possible but essential to living your best life. Jim and his wife, Jamie, are dedicated to making a positive impact on families everywhere. It is just one of the ways that they are paying it forward.

Early in his career, Jim noticed how many people were succeeding in business but failing at home. He teamed up with his wife to write their Wall Street Journal bestseller, an insightful read that might change your whole perspective on making the most of the time you spend with your family. They also started the family education program 18 Summers, which offers workshops, educational materials, and retreats that focus on family connections. 

Their teachings emphasize the importance of prioritizing family and the impact this has on our overall well-being. One of the core principles Jim and Jamie advocate for is the importance of spending one-on-one time with each family member. By eliminating distractions and truly being present in the moment during this dedicated time, we can foster deeper connections and better communication. Put your tech on hold for a while and dedicate uninterrupted quality time to those that matter the most.

This insight is not only applicable to family life but also to the business world. Challenge the notion that success in business requires sacrificing time with our families. Instead, finding a balance between work and family life can actually lead to better professional performance and overall well-being. Some of us do our best work when things are thriving at home. 

By scheduling and committing to dedicated family time, we can ensure that it becomes a priority in our lives. It’s not enough to simply say that family is important; we must also take action to show it. This means making the conscious effort to be fully present and engaged with our loved ones, even amidst the chaos of our busy lives. Ultimately, this message is a reminder to reevaluate our priorities and make time for the things that truly matter. Take it from Jim and Jamie, success in business is awesome, but not at the expense of our family relationships.

“You have to make deposits on the ones you care about the most along the way.” Jim Sheils

To Making It Count!

Paul David Thompson