Part of my practice is working with family business owners who are considering transitioning from concentrating their days & weeks on business every day toward pursuing a more diverse lifestyle of family, friends & adventures.
Besides the financial aspects, one of the biggest questions is “what will I do when I stop working so hard, especially when running the business is personally meaningful as well?”
Oftentimes, it comes down to a series of things that an Owner wants to accomplish or experience. But, intuitively, it seems that many business owners also know that completing a “bucket list” isn’t enough to get what they’re really longing for – a meaningful life.
Turns out – like the prodigal son returning home – much of what we’re looking for, we already have… Here’s a Wall Street Journal article with some of the trends ( WSJ – http://on.wsj.com/1Pmcub6 )