Two small boys were talking on their way home from school. One said, "I'm really worried. My dad's a salesman and works more than 60 hours a week to give us a lovely home, plenty of food and great vacations. My mom spends half her time keeping the house clean, and washing and ironing my clothes. The rest of her time is spent working at a part-time job selling houses to earn us extra luxuries."
"Wow!" said his friend. "You sound really lucky. So, why are you worried?"
The first boy replied, "What if they try to escape?"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in tough
economic times, it's tough to keep things calm on the home front. If
you're constantly worried about the economy, your job or the fiscal
cliff; your kids will pick up on that anxiety to the point it affects
their own outlook on the world around them. When you get home at night
and drop your bags at the front door; don't forget to drop your
work-related baggage as well.
"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family." - Bo Bennett