Grind, Leadership, Working on Life

Husbands: A Tip that Could Save Your Marriage

I came across this article today and I found it convicting. Though I’m still a single lad, I definitely relate to this.

After a long day of work, want to check out, zone out, and peace out.

I think even though I have an ordinary job, the toll it takes on me after a long day is very real. Usually, I come home exhausted. Looking forward to dinner, some TV with family, and maybe reviewing some things I learned from work are the best I can do without exerting any more effort.

However, if family is a priority, then this article is convicting me to take a second and refresh before engaging with the family at home. My family deserves just as much, if not more of my attention than my work and if I fail to do that, then I must say I am not leading my family well.

So here will be some things I’ll try to work on this week:

  • Rest a few minutes in my car after work to refocus before going home. This may help clear my mind from everything that happened during the day and write down things I need to remember for tomorrow. 
  • Pray for rest, focus, and joy in Jesus. I can’t love my family if I’m not experiencing the love of God for myself.
  • Thinking of ways I’d like to connect with my family before going home and then doing it.

Looking forward to this!


20 Years In The Making

Generally after work, I’d clock in, peace out, and head toward the old Maxima.

Instead, I asked the boss what how he started out and what he was doing before owning his own pharmacy. I remember him mentioning to us that he’s been in the business for about 20 years or so, but I thought to myself “isn’t the guy 60-ish?… what the heck did he do before this?

Turns out he did retail at chain stores for a while before getting the opportunity to be his own boss and run this thing. It’s actually pretty amazing if you think about it. Most pharmacies now can’t even function without computers and such. I was really impressed when I found out that he knew all of his patients and what they were taking without a computerized database. Talk about putting your mind to it!