What Brought Me HomeBy
I spent most of my twenties and my early thirties chasing the almighty dollar bill. I had worked in the corporate world and become disillusioned with the dishonesty and outright scams that were being used to get the next sale. Taking advantage of people, telling lies, and stepping over co-workers wasn’t what I saw as success. I then spent several years in Law Enforcement with the hope that I could make life better for someone along the way. Because wearing a badge isn’t exactly the six figure type of job, I found myself working for multiple departments and operating a family owned construction business. As you can imagine, I was never home because I was constantly working and chasing more money for the sake of my family, or so I thought. All too often we think that money makes life better because we can provide “more” for our families. Money does not equate to love, and possessions do not equal providing for your family.
Several life changes, including some major health issues, made me rethink my life as a whole. Putting family first and letting those that I love know how important they are to me became a priority in my life. I made the choice to take a step of faith and trust God. I decided to work from home with my wife so that I was available to my family twenty four hours a day and able to be there for them emotionally and physically. I found that God has rewarded me for my faithfulness, but that doesn’t mean that I recommend everyone working from a home office. God has a plan for each of us and the key is seeking His will in our lives.
Leadership begins at home with your family. If your household is in good order, then your business will be as well. To be a business owner you must be a leader, a teacher, and a student. By continuing to educate myself about business and learning to lead on the most basic levels I have become a better teacher. Teaching our clients about basic business principles and helping them organize their businesses allows us to assist them in focusing more time on the things in their lives that really matter, like family, all while enjoying greater success.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her… In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies…each one of you is to love his wife as himself…”
Ephesians 5:25, 28, 33
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Windham has learned about the business world by running his own contracting company, and working in the corporate arena for years before, during and after his career in law enforcement. Since marrying in April 2010, he and his wife have built a marketing and consulting business, joined together to raise a blended family with 3 teenagers, and have cultivated a Christ-centered marriage. His knowledge and opinions on all topics are drawn from his own walk with God, his marriage, the marriage of his parents for over forty years, and being raised by a Baptist minister. David enjoys conversing about all topics, but is especially interested in social and political topics important to today’s society. David is currently working on the publication of a book on the basics of small business and marketing tactics for small business owners.