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“It’s one of the best (interviews) I’ve ever done” – Gary Vaynerchuk

EP123: Jim and Jamie Sheils: The Family Board Meeting

There are only 24 hours in a day, and a majority of us usually spend most of that time running our business or working in someone else’s. More often than not, we are left with little to no time to bond with our families. And with the pandemic, the line between work and family time is becoming even thinner.

Jim and Jamie Sheils founded 18 Summers to help entrepreneurs strike a balance between family and work life. 18 Summers is a family educational company specializing in workshops for busy parents looking for solutions to transform their relationships with their children. They also have a book titled The Family Board Meeting, where they share insightful advice on how busy parents can create lasting connections with their children.

In this episode, Jim and Jamie Shiels share tips for busy parents to find time to build meaningful bonds with their children within the 18 Summers they have with them. So, if you’re one of those parents who finds themselves replying to an email during mealtime with the kids or missing your kid’s baseball games because of work, then this episode is for you.

Topics Covered:

  • Who are Jim and Jamie Shiels, and how did they come up with 18 Summers? [01:00]
  • How can we balance work and family time? [06:28]
  • How do you know if the success you’re having as an entrepreneur is hurting your family? [10:49]
  • Is there a way for people to measure success in business and family? [12:45]
  • What happens when the family is involved in the business [18:26]
  • What is The Family Board Meeting concept, and how does it come into play? [23:04]
  • More about the family rhythms that Jim and Jamie talked about [27:47]
  • How do we teach our kids the lessons and skills they don’t learn at school? [31:21]
  • Why do we only have 18 Summers with our kids? [37:00]
  • How is it possible to give the same focus, energy, and attention you’re giving to your growing business and your family when you only have 24 hours in a day? [40:19]
  • How do you work on your mindset? [43:17]

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