Sam Kahn is incredibly family and community oriented. He currently lives in Manchester, UK, and is well known in his area as a loving husband and a father of 10.
He also owns and operates a claims management company. Combine that with trying to raise a family, and you have a lot on your plate.
It can be incredibly difficult running a business, and raising a family, so when you are doing both you may end up burning out.
Make time for family everyday
It’s important to make time for your family every single day. You may be thinking that’s impossible at first glance, but it’s going to help you balance things in the long run.
Even if it’s just 30 minutes you set aside each day exclusively for your family, it can do you a world of wonder.
You can set this time aside at dinner, breakfast or any time that works for you and your family.
How to maximise family time
Sam Kahn believes that it’s important to make sure that you are spending quality time with your family, which is why he encourages his employees to prioritise their families.
If they need to leave early to be with them, that’s okay, so long as they are prepared to prioritise work when it matters.
To help you maximise your family time, here are some tips:
- Schedule your work for when your family is busy
As a business owner, you should be able to be flexible with your work. Scheduling your work for when your family is also busy is a great way to make sure that you can line up.
- Block out time specifically for your family
Putting some boundaries in place in your schedule can go a long way in ensuring that your family time is honoured. Scheduling your family downtime can help you make sure that all of your tasks and responsibilities are completed before you go and enjoy some carefree time with your loved ones.
- Work smarter, not harder
By organising your time better, you can make sure that you have a schedule that allows you to be with your family when they need you.
Set Strong Agendas
As the business owner it is your responsibility to organise your workplace so that things flow smoothly, and your employees are on track to complete everything necessary within the day.
Sam Kahn is a big believer in agenda’s, even if it means using a post-it note to write the agenda on. Sam likes to follow the agenda so that he does not go over time and also covers everything that is needed in meetings.
“There is nothing worse than going into a meeting and having things you need to discuss, but you miss it all and talk about the snow,” Sam says.
“When I start a meeting I tend to have my agenda in front of me and I take my watch off and put it in front of me. This keeps me on the ball and to the point.”
Sam believes it’s also important to follow up with your coworkers when it comes to these agendas.
“There’s not much point to doing a production meeting if you are not going to follow everything up.” He says/
Sam Kahn believes that just following a clean agenda and doing the relevant follow-up should give you the basis to create, manage and achieve the success you want out of life.
By setting a strong and clear agenda, you can better organise your day. It leaves you with more wiggle room for family time.
If you want to read more of Sam Kahn’s thoughts, you can explore his website here.