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Each day there are dozens and dozens of articles written about having it all and work-life balance. Many of those articles complain about how work interferes with home or home interferes with work. What if instead, some of those articles talked about some of the good things work has to offer your home life?
People often think of lawyers when they hear the words advocate and advocacy. However, employees advocate and use advocacy skills to get through the day and accomplish the work mission. One thing that parents often do at work is advocate or fight for a position. It is an important part of getting things done. At work, one has to work to get one’s voice heard, to get one’s project approved or to get budget approval. Advocacy is an important tool that is used in almost every professional setting.
One of the most important things parents must do is advocate on behalf of their children. It is something that needs to be done. The problem is that many parents do not know that they should advocate for their children. Others know they should but do not know how. For this reason, I recently published a book called, “How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed.” It gives advice on how to do this. The book explains what it means to advocate, how to do it, how to put together a team of advocates for your children and offers other reading material. If I say so myself, and I do, it is an excellent resource for parents.
This is just one example of how the skills one uses at work can directly help one’s home life. There are many others including:
In conclusion, it is fantastic to know that you can use the skills you use at work to help your children succeed. So, the question for you this fantastic day is, what work skills help you do things better at home?