Kids act as a magnifying glass on your life. If your relationship has issues, they will get worse. If you dislike your job, you will be even more unhappy when you return. I love this clarity -- it’s so much better to know you need a change than to remain for years not happy.
When you find yourself in this place in your career, ask yourself three questions:
What am I inspired by?
What am I good at?
What meets a significant need in the word?
It’s the intersection of these three that is your sweet spot -- where you create the most value that only you could do. If you are leaving your kids every day, make it worth it.