Recently I have been very interested in listening to and digesting the content put out by Gary Vaynerchuk. He is a very driven entrepreneur (this is still a term I’m trying to get comfortable with), and a work horse. I am constantly impressed and inspired by the amount of content he generates on a daily basis. Obviously not all of the content comes from him; he has got quite the crew that helps him push the content to his audiences effectively. However, he is still an animal when it comes to what he is willing to do day in and day out to make his dreams and goals a reality.
The other day on the way to work I showed my wife this clip:
Natalie gets a little uncomfortable every time she sees me embrace something like this. I get it too. I know that it is scary to hear your significant other say they want to go all in on something event to the point that they would sacrifice being away from their loved ones.
Natalie made a request to me after I showed her that video. She asked me how many books have I been reading are written by men of god? How many people have I been following that are “family-first” people? How much content am I absorbing on a daily basis comes from people who are on a mission to get to heaven?
Those were difficult words to hear. They were so hard for me to hear, that I fought it, and I said that she didn’t trust who I was, nor did she really believe that I had the best interest of her and our future family in mind. But, as things usually go with me, I couldn’t stop thinking about what she had said over the next several days. I began re-evaluating what is it that I really want, and what are my priorities. Maybe the most important question is what am I being called to, and skills did God give me?
Ultimately, where I am now at with all of this is that I want to find out how to be a very driven and successful business man that loves and serves his wife and family above all else. The tricky thing is that I can fall into the trap of justifying my countless hours away from home as me just trying to build a business that will provide for my family. I’m not sure, but I think I may be called to living out my faith publicly in the world and in my day-to-day business interactions.
How am I going to do this? I’m going to get back on the daily prayer wagon. I want to start everyday with 10 minutes of prayer on my way to the gym and/or on my way to work from the gym. I have always flourished in life when I have centered my daily actions and routines around what God is calling me to do.