Watch as a daughter expresses her concern of her lack of time to her mother. In a family business, it is important to reserve time to communicate with family members. Communication among members will create a supportive family environment as well as ensure the long-term well being of relationships.
Mom, I’m feeling really confused about the different roles I’m supposed to play and what my priorities are supposed to be in those roles.
It’s difficult isn’t it? You’re trying to be a good wife, a good employee of the family business, a good owner of the family business, a good sister, and a good friend.
And a good daughter.
And a good juggler. I mean, you have to juggle all those balls at the same time to keep them up in the air.
I don’t know how to fit everything into 24 hours. There is never enough time. I don’t even have enough time to think about how I don’t have enough time!
We’re chatting about it. And that is a great start.
Yeah, it’s a start but…aw, Mom, I’m so sorry but I really have to go. I’m late for an appointment at half past.
Do you really have to leave? I mean, it is so lovely spending this time with you, and I could get us another cup of coffee.
I feel awful Mom, but I really do have to go. I’ll try to come by tomorrow. I promise. Actually, I have something tomorrow. But next week, ok? Let’s try next week. Wait, I’m not sure about my next week. Where’s the waiter? Hi, sorry, could I have the bill please? Thank you. I’d like to leave now. I’m sorry Mom.