The Love and Joy of Being a Stay-At-Home Dad
How to Find Work-Life Balance As a Parent
Being a stay-at-home father was not an easy decision, but it was one of my life's most rewarding experiences. Starting and growing a small business from the comfort of my home office allowed me to be actively involved in my children's lives while pursuing my entrepreneurial dreams.
In this article, I want to share nine benefits I discovered along the way, despite the initial challenges. I’ll walk you through the most valuable lessons I learned and offer suggestions to young fathers and mothers committed to raising their children as best they can.
If the world needs anything right now, it’s conscious, unconditionally loving, devoted, patient, and compassionate parents who know how to define the boundaries for raising responsible children.
One of the best ways to improve the quality of life is to control your time and destiny while keeping work and life in balance.
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” — James Baldwin
The Big Small Business Transition
In 2002, I sold my small investment advisory and financial planning business to a mega-firm on Wall Street. I had a five-year contract to build the business under the new firm.
It was great until the honeymoon buzz wore off.
Within two years, I wouldn't say I liked the business of life; my stress and anxiety were at an all-time high, my health was suffering, and I decided to quit, start a new small business, and do it all from the comfort of my home office.
Before that, I pitched my manager from hell on my idea to work from home. He told me that I was an idiot for considering it. Remember, this was 2002, and the world differed in many ways.
When I finally figured out that working from home wouldn't fly for him, I told him to pound sand and quit. He had become Satan’s wingman to me.
I used my fear and anger as the springboard to courage, but it was a tough transition. We went…