Raising kids to have an understanding and appreciation for work and the role it plays in God's Kingdom is one of the many responsibilities we have as men and fathers. And teaching kids to have a great work ethic is part of this challenge, but it seems to be getting harder with each generation.
My guest on this episode is Matt Wagner. He is a family man and has been a good friend for more than twenty years. During this time, I have watched Matt work to build his own business, transform his family farm, and along with his wife, Kerri, raise three kids who—by today's standards—aren't afraid of hard work. So when it comes to demonstrating and instilling a great work ethic into the next generation, I cannot think of anyone more qualified on the subject.
There are a lot of great takeaways in this episode, so if this is an area that you're actively working on with your kids, you may want to take some notes.
Key points include:
It's never too early to give your kids responsibilities
The benefits of doing work as a family
Tips on how to view your workday, workweek, and work-life
Doing small things well—the first time
Work ethic is a learned behavior
Parents must demonstrate work-life balance
Giving your work (and career) to God
How prayer can influence your work
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