Jan Rezab, proud Dad and CEO, tackles how he handles a demanding work-life balance in a new piece written for Fast Company. “To me, having it all means being able to excel both at the office and outside of it without having to compromise either sphere.”
The dialogue that surrounds this hectic balancing act has traditionally concentrated on how women can focus on both family and career, but Jan refocuses the conversation into being about how dads can better juggle their family and work responsibilities. Jan shares his uncompromising rules that ensure he always spends quality time with his family.
He spends a third of his year traveling for business, but goes above and beyond to keep his family close. He maintains that being there for the small moments is just as important being there for the big ones.
Here’s a small look into some of Jan’s thoughts. Remember to check out Fast Company for the rest.
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of the small, day-to-day activities you can do with your family. While it’s wonderful to plan, say, a two-week family vacation, it’s so important to interact with your family as often as possible on a daily basis to show them they’re an integral part of your life.
One way I do this is by taking my children to school as often as I can in the mornings before I head into the office. While taking kids to school might seem to some like a trivial process or even a chore, it allows for valuable face time with not only your children, but with other influential figures in your children’s lives. Regularly greeting teachers and other parents allows me to be more involved with the personal development of my children, and it means that I’m in the loop on what’s going on in their lives.