Great advice Vai. Your family is blessed to have your perspective.
Vai, that is doing it right. May God continue to bless your efforts at walking
through this life on the right path... I know you have blessed my life by the
fierceness of your faith. I am convinced you really, truly do know that it is
all true. If you are deceived, stay deceived. You are doing a marvelous work
as one who is deceived!!!
Thank you for you example Vai. Your understanding of the true prupose of this
life is inspiring. I wish that more of us had the daily courage put our
convictions into practice the way you seem to.
Another great article, Vai. Keep them coming!
If I ever told my boss to "go pound sand" so that I can have the luxury
of eating dinner with my kids, I would probably be fired and forced to find new
work, probably taking two or three part-time jobs, and virtually guaranteeing
that I would never see my kids. My new employment situation would mean that I
would likely be working on Sundays and weeknights too, virtually guaranteeing
that I would never be able to "build the kingdom" in any meaningful
way.Work hard and support your wife's desire to be with her
kids all day. Or, tell your boss that you demand to see your kids. But only
highly sought after sports personalities appear to have the luxury to do both.
San Diego Chargers FanDepending on your market value, or mine, our
approaches may have to be different, but the values can remain the same. My
manager makes accommodations for my family and my church service as well, partly
because she knows I am all the more fiercely devoted to my work objectives and
the people I serve. I was lucky. Another devoted family-and-church man paved
the way before me.Vai tells a great story. Don't miss the
underlying value. Put the Kingdom of God (especially your family) first, then
if you seek for riches, you'll get them with the intent to do good.
to San Diego Charger FanGood companies understand the need for
family time. I travel a lot for my current position, but when important dates
roll around (birthdates, planned vacations, etc), I have been told, your family
is important, we can handle it here.I have previously worked for
other companies that aren't as willing to make sure family time is kept,
(even when they say they strive for work / life balance). I am glad I changed
companies. I am paid more now and enjoy work more as well. So look for another
position if your company really interferes with seeing your family.I
still have to travel, but I know that if needed, I can be home. I have even
told other companies that wanted to offer less travel and more money, go pound
sand, because they didn't seem to really value employees.My two
cents probably worth even less.
Great advice, insight, and perspective. I appreciate Vai's contributions to
the Deseret News.
I was just wondering what the world would look like if all adhered to this
message? The world would prosper from a well adjusted society and productivity
would rise due to the proper teaching of a work ethic. This is a price I'd
be willing to pay - sign me up!
Is Vai published in Washington DC???
Great advice but my way is better because it works for me. There are certain
things in life that no matter how hard I try, it does not fit.
Great article and advise, service in the Kingdom is critical to staying focused
on the things that are important, having the forsite and courage to stand strong
and bold against pressure from bosses, friends etc is admirable , here's
hoping everyone takes an honest look at themselves and sees how they are doing
in this regard and tries to be strong, it will be a blessing if they can.
I sympathize with the writer. He's right to emphasize family, but women
face a major challenge world - wide because they bear children and thus have to
adapt to someone else's agenda."In my view, my wife's
career as homemaker is more important than mine because her work has a greater
impact on our eternal future. "What is his wife's view?
marxist"What is his wife's view?"Probably
exactly the same as Vai's, that there's no greater calling or
responsibility on this earth than that of being a mother.