This morning I’ve found out that my elderly neighbour was taken into hospital yesterday and is in a critical condition – he may or may not return home, it’s just a waiting game. He’s 81 and although he’s had health issues over the last couple of years he’s still been pretty active – getting the bus into town every day, pottering in the garden cutting the grass and feeding the birds. It’s therefore a bit of a shock that suddenly he’s in a situation that he might not survive.
On Thursday, the daughter of some friends is undergoing a 2nd operation for a brain tumour that she’s been fighting for the last few years. She has a young family and had hoped she’d won the battle but unfortunately it has returned.
So what business message do these sad stories have? Simply to remind us to keep a healthy work/life balance. It’s easy when you’re tied up with running and growing your own business to work at it 24/7 but you need to ask yourself – do you live to work or work to live?
That’s it this week, a short simple one. I don’t think any more needs to be said.