July 22, 2021 Cory Carlson

I can’t do it because of work.

“I can’t do it because of work.”

Have you ever thought that?

Or “the timing is awful, so this can wait”

This past weekend my 8-year old son and I had the opportunity to do a Father/Son trip with Crossroads Church and it was incredible.

However, the timing was awful.

💥My wife and two daughters had been out of town for a week and just got home
💥I was so far behind in work due to single parenting for a week (I’m not used to it)
💥I am in the middle of a 30-day challenge that I am leading numerous leaders
💥I have a big project with a nearing deadline

So the timing was not ideal.

However, I knew I had to go.

Work could wait.
Bonding with one of my kids could not.

I am so grateful we went.

💥no electronics for a few days
💥conversations with each other
💥seeing him lead others
💥laughing together
💥deep talks and praying together
💥shooting BB guns, playing with knives
💥singing worship songs together
💥being prayed for

The list goes on.

👉So now I have been back a few days.

Guess what?

My work is still here. Work is still the same.
Emails are still in the inbox. My clients are still here.

However, my son and I are different.

We grew closer to each other, closer to others, and closer to God.

So, how can you make time for a one-on-one trip with each of your kids?

The work can wait.
The investment into our kids cannot.

Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!