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Fight the Fear by Mandie Holgate

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Chapter 12

I can’t take time out

F – Fear

I was once in a very important meeting that I and another member of the board had spent a lot of time prepping for and as we shook hands on the work, my business friend and colleague said, ‘you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week’. I smiled and shook the gentleman’s hand and said, ‘I promise we will work incredibly hard for you and deliver above and beyond what we say; however, I won’t be answering my phone at 10 pm on a Sunday night, that is my family’s time.’ As we established in Chapter 1, my family is a value to me that I will rarely sacrifice. And it would have to be pretty dire for me to ...

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