One of the stated values at IronPort was “work/life balance,” but I clearly wasn’t living it. I was rarely home. And when I was home, well, let’s just say I wasn’t particularly helpful or cheery. My perspective at the time was: I’m killing myself at work, so when I get home, I just want to kick back with a cocktail and watch some TV. All I do is talk to people all day long and so at home, I’d really prefer not to talk much, just relax.
The most important relationships in your life are those at home – your spouse, children, and other family. Your work will bring you temporary pleasure and recognition, but in the long run, you have to remember that if you died tomorrow you’d be replaced and the world would keep moving.
Don’t neglect your family. Scott teaches us that lesson.