Being present in a relationship, whether it is with your kids, your
spouse, or anyone important in your life is hard work, particularly for
overstimulated type A personalities like me and many of the people who
read this blog.
Around that time, I attended an offsite of a larger private equity firm
and there was a organizational psychologist who gave a talk on work life
balance. He said something I'll never forget. He said that you have
about ten to twelve years to connect with your kids and then they turn
into teenagers, tune you out, then turn into adults and build their own
lives. I thought about my kids who were five, three, and a baby and
realized that time was short and I needed to be present in their lives
in every way that I could.
I want it to be a portfolio of jobs, roles, and opportunities that can provide income, skill development, experience, and flexibility. Instead of planning a career, focus on developing skills and pursuing opportunities. - Hat tip to Pmarca blog.
"The entrepreneurial stuff is exciting to me for the same reason that basketball is exciting. It's collaborative, creative, educational, experiential. All those elements are in play." - Steve Nash
"I wasn't one of those kids who was told since ninth grade that he was going to play in the NBA. It was long-term goals broken into short term goals. How to get from the bottom to the top. Those fundamentals transfer to anything." - Steve Nash
My intention is to e creative, learn, work with great people, build a cool business, and change the game." - Steve Nash
I like the way Steve Nash plays basketball and thinks about business.