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“Built This Company & That Company, Then Divorced and Sold Everything”

This quote has stuck with me for months.  It came from a speaker at a business seminar.  As I sit and write this post, I’m hesitant because I don’t want to come across as judgmental. I don’t know the rest of the story.  The sheer directness of the statement surprised me though, and it’s stuck with me for a while now. 

It’s so easy to get out of alignment in today’s business world.  To let your priorities get arranged incorrectly.  This sounds judgmental, and possibly is, but I don’t mean anything other than to say that your marriage should be a higher priority than building your business. There are definitely temporary sacrifices a business owner must make, such as potentially missing a family event for a business need that is crucial at the moment.  However, when these situations become habitual, it causes much larger problems down the road. 

I recently wrote a related blog post (When Climbing The Ladder, Look Up (, so I won’t go into depth this time other than to say this:   

Don’t lose sight of what is truly important in your life.   

When the business world is pulling you in a million different directions, remember that although important, nothing happening in the business is more important than your family. Allowing business to repetitively push your family down on the priority list does more damage than you realize – to you, your family, and likely even the business as well.  Having your priorities correctly arranged is vital for long-term success in all areas of your life.   

It truly is possible to have both a happy family life and a wonderfully profitable business.  It just takes slightly more time when done correctly. Having your priorities in the right order is a great start. 

If we can be of assistance, please reach out to us on our Contact page.  And as always, I wish you the best in all you do.   

Mark Goldman 


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