You might be an entrepreneur if…your wife generally attends family functions by herself, even when it’s your family.
Before I dive in, allow me to explain why I haven’t continued writing about this “you might be an entrepreneur if…” topic for a few months. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a new man, and as such I’ve been hesitant to continue writing on these topics because I feel they represent the “old me” and I didn’t feel that same way, nor did I want to return to being that way. However, as some more time has passed by, I feel more comfortable looking at the old me, and even finding humor in the ways I used to think and perceive the world about me. And so I will continue to flesh these topics out, if only to complete what I feel is an educational process for myself in retrospective introspection, and if it happens to be educational for someone else, so much the better.
Or in simpler terms, what I’m saying is that I’m writing as though it’s the old me writing, but I’m really not “that guy” anymore.
Family reunions, wedding receptions, family get togethers…in my life they’ve all fallen victim to the business. Yes, because of the business I left the reception of my sister in law early, and the next one I skipped altogether. My wife has attended family reunions by herself while I stayed at the office working. My wife was even more active in my own family than I was for several years.
What is it about a business that can take you away from what some would say life is all about? The utterly dire consequences of what could happen if you don’t work. “But honey, I’ve got payroll due on Monday. If I don’t stay and work this weekend so we can finish this project and collect that $12k then I have to tell everyone their paychecks are going to be late again.” or “If I don’t get that $5K by Thursday I’m going to miss the deadline on paying health insurance and everyone’s insurance will lapse and so and so’s wife is having a baby right now and it could be a disaster for them.” or “If I don’t get the money to make the payment on this loan by Wednesday they’re going to sell our house that we put on the loan as collateral.”
Of course the real reason you don’t want to go to the reunion is because you’re a lazy bum who would rather stay at home, watch movies, and eat ice cream, but what would your wife do if you just came out and said it like that? Darn straight.Liked it? Share it!