Count the cost of living unbalanced

“In the past I have been the classic overworking idiot who has worked so hard that when he goes on holidays it takes him three weeks to relax, and then he goes down with the ‘flu. That doesn’t happen to me now.” – Daniel Petre, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

  • Sometimes the decision to sacrifice work for the children will cost money, but wouldn’t you rather be poorer and a good father?
  • If you decide you always want to be with the kids you can find time.
  • Living unbalanced may earn you more money but there are other ‘costs’ to take into account.


Don’t postpone being a better dad

You don’t have forever. Time with your kids is very special, so ensure you start from the first day they are born and go on a journey of becoming a good dad to them. Listen in to an inspiring story of a stepfather to his children.


Give Mum a break

Find a way to create space for your wife to take time for herself away from the children.