Posts Tagged ‘Priorities’

Priorities aren’t sexy. Madison Ave. doesn’t have a Cleo award winning ad campaign for successfully setting and living with priorities. We all have priorities, even my four year old. His priority is to play with Legos whenever possible. Knowing other people’s priorities can be an excellent negotiation tool. All I have to do is threaten to put the Legos away and suddenly I have a wonderful compliant little boy who cleans up after himself.

When you become a mom your priorities shift – did I say shift? Change that to pack up and move to another country. I have a hard time remembering what my priorities where before my son and I can not conceive of a day when he will not be my number one priority. I acknowledge the day will come. I just can’t picture what it looks like. In the meantime I move through my life, knowing that on the top of my personal manifesto is the care, love and feeding of a luscious little boy named Jem.

I would passionately argue that I am no less of a businesswoman for this shift in priorities; in fact I believe the contrary is true. I am more driven because of my son. My timelines might be different, but my goals are loftier and I am one hundred and fifty percent motivated to achieve. All for the love of a little boy.

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