What Does It Mean to Own Your Time?

The strangest thing happens when tragedy hits. You start evaluating your life up until the point that everything happened. You look back on things you thought were little moments and you realize just how big they really are. 

This past week, in addition to all the horrific things going on around the world, I had to say goodbye to my uncle John Piscopo, who passed away suddenly from a heart attack at 52-years-old. Sometimes these things happen and you can’t imagine how you are going to move forward. You feel helpless and all you want to do is surround yourself with people you love and help take their pain away.

I realized this week the beauty of what I’ve built with my business. I realized that you cannot add more time to your clock in life, but I realized the most important things you remember are time spent with the ones you love. The things you say, the memories you make... everything. That’s what you leave behind when your time is up.

So with that being said, I want you to know that every time you see me talking about this business, I’m thinking about business that allowed me to be there every step of the way at my family’s side through it all. I am thinking about the company that introduced my uncle to his faith so I know he’s at peace now. I am thinking about the thing that has brought me home from having to answer to a boss to explain why my time off is needed.

You may see a silly wrap or a crazy stay-at-home business, but I see this as a golden ticket for people if they choose to take it seriously. This is the answer to many people’s prayers. If you knew you only had 30 days left here on Earth, how would you want to spend your time? I am grateful that I get to fully enjoy every moment, and I wanted to thank the customers and team who make it possible. I am more determined than ever to share this gift with the world. God bless.

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Caity Schenker is an entrepreneur from Newton, NJ. She is a woman of God, a puppy mom to a cheagle named Pepper, a leader with It Works! Global, and married her husband Dan in October, 2015.