Family & Business or Oil & Water?

Hi once again!  I am wondering if any of you out there are struggling with children out of school, graduations of family and friends, weddings, retirement parties and other great moments of transition and your professional life? 

What or Who wins when you have the decision on the table to “go to” or work?

Many of us face this specific decision each and every year.  So what do you do?

I have watched loved ones struggle with this decision.  Even Gen – X’s and Gen-Y’s.  They graduate and get a job and they haven’t been on the job one full year and a friend invites them to their wedding.  They are a newbie and do not have that 2 weeks of vacation earned yet.  What do they do?

Let’s say your favorite nephew is graduating and you have been a role model and mentor for him and he has personally sent you the invitation and he wants to acknowledge you specifically for getting him where he is.  Which do you choose?

What if you are a grand parent and two of your grandchildren are graduating on the same day in two different states and you can’t be at both, what do you do?

If I asked you to tell me this time next year who in your family and extended family is graduating or marrying or  retiring can you tell me?

Are those dates on your calendar?  What is your family’s criteria for attending? 

More on this next time.

I would really like to know what your family does.  Please comment and let me know how you make any one of these decisions.  Moments like this do not happen twice in a lifetime.  Scars are created when someone dear is unable to show up for an event that is of great importance to them.  I know I have many scars to prove it.

What do you do?   Hint:  The answer is NOT “I do not have the time.” nor is the answer:  “I don’t have the money.”