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Successfully navigating the tightrope between a demanding career and building a family is a balancing act most find challenging. To find that sweet spot between having a successful career and a happy, healthy family is the holy grail of modern life.
Discovering that balance and adjusting your life accordingly is something that Charles and Dr. Stacey Wells believe in fervently. As a real estate entrepreneur, Charles works long and unsociable hours, but it’s an industry he’s passionate about, and he’ll tell you straight that he was happy to work around the clock in the early days because it was an investment in his future.
Charles explains, “I was working as an IT professional, and it was a job I loathed. It was going nowhere fast, and I spent more and more time away from my wife and children. I wanted a life where I would have full autonomy over my schedule and income, so I entered the real estate industry and never looked back. Initially, I worked way too hard to secure a passive income to spend more time with my family and leave a legacy for my children. Like any loving father, I wanted them to have the best, and working in real estate was the way to do that.”
As someone who now makes well over 6-figures a year without clocking in and clocking out every day, Charles is in an extremely comfortable financial situation that allows him to spend more time with his eight-year-old daughter Taylor and three-year-old son Charles.
This is something his wife and physician Stacey definitely appreciates. Stacey has always been an extremely family-focused person and found her calling to medicine after watching her beloved grandfather suffer from a prolonged illness. She explains, “I missed valued time with my grandfather because he became so ill. I knew his illnesses were not Uhg just k in by and large preventable, so I went to med school to learn how to stop others suffering a similar fate.”
As someone who spends her time working in a busy hospital helping and comforting other families, Stacey is adamant she will never let the demanding, but rewarding work interfere with spending time and looking after her own family. She said, “In both my professional and personal life, I give my all, but I’m careful to keep the two areas separate and not let them intrude or interfere with the other. There needs to be that balance.”
Charles adds, “Absolutely. You should always leave work issues at the front door when you go home, so you can be the person your family needs you to be, but when you leave for work, you should be completely focused on the task at hand, with no distractions. It’s not really a secret, but it’s a definite recipe for success.”