Good morning everyone, it’s Clayton here! Before we sold everything, left my job, and began traveling full-time as a family, I was neck deep in the “daily grind” of work. To me, success = money and wealth. When our daughter, Quinn, was born, something shifted in my heart. A piece of me began questioning what I was doing and WHY I was doing it. I won’t say that hard work and money are bad things, in fact, they can be very good things that can bring much prosperity to our families. But one question I’ll keep asking until my last dying breath is this:
“Why? Why are you doing what you’re doing?” That’s the real question we all need to ask ourselves when it comes to pursuing anything.
I started asking myself this question when I found myself working 80-90 hours/week simply to make more money. It hit me: my “why” wasn’t properly defined. I was doing it all for money and not to further the Kingdom and take back time for my family.
When we started trading in things for experiences and more time together, I instinctively fell into my “why”. I work hard so that I can spend more time with my family and use our resources to advance the Kingdom. I find ways to work more efficiently and make more based off of value, not time.
Lindsay and I both agree that we wouldn’t want to change one thing about where God has led our family up to this point. So here’s to family, more time with those we love, and finding YOUR “why”!