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Climb The Ladder Of Success, Take Your Family With You
LOU ANN GOOD
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
When Dr. Charles Petty was 10
years old, his family was
“That's when I learned the
importance of family and the need
to balance our lives,” said Petty,
who since then has spent a lifetime
speaking about achieving success
at work and at home.
Recently Petty addressed the
Northeast Poultry Show where his
humorous speech was punctuated
with insightful looks at family
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“Family relationships affect the
bottom line of a business,” Petty
said. “A person’s productivity,
creativity, and job satisfaction are
directly related to his or her person
According to Petty, people who
are having trouble at home cannot
concentrate on their work. Failure
to get along at home takes its eco
nomical toll on the company and
on the individual employee
through absenteeism, illness, alco
hol and drug abuse, extended cof
fee and lunch breaks, personal tele
phone calls, depression, anger,
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by Susan lezzi and Christenna
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gardeners Joan Lutz and Debbie
Hartman; Using photos in creativir
and preserving ways by Hetty
Registration is $3.75. Lunch is
an addition $3.75 or you can bring
your own lunch. Advanced reser
vations by mail are required. Send
your check, a self-addressed
stamped envelope, and the date
you will attend with yournameand
day-time phone number.
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affairs, burnout, accidents, mis
takes, and resignations.
“If you put nothing into your
job, how long do you think you
would last at your job?” he asked
Although people recognize that
their failure to put any effort in
their job would result in immediate
unemployment, they don’t seem to
comprehend that if they put
nothing into their family they will
soon end up without a family.
“There are no free lunches. You
pay the price,” Petty said.
He wants spouses to recognize
that refusing to deal with small
family problems result in bigger
“Alimony,” he said, “is like buy
ing oats for a dead horse.”
The best way to eliminate prob
lems at home is to devote time and
attention to family members.
“Little things make the differ
ence. Warm words of praise, a
touch, a hug. Bonding happens
with touch but do not hug teens
in public.” he said.
Petty emphasized the need to
make time for each individual fam
ily member. Group attention is not
the same. Avoid lumping children
together by saying such comments
as "You boys.”
While it is important in conver
sation to balance fact with feeling,
there is a time when you should
only concentrate on one or the
other. For example, in the midst of
an argument, deal with feelings
because spouting off a list of facts
will not elicit a spouse to respond,
“Dear, you arc so right”
A question one should ask him
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Dr. Charles Petty takes a humorous look at family interac
tions to encourage listeners to build strong family
or herself is how would you like it
if your spouse acted like you do?
Relationships are more impor
tant than things, but families fight
Petty said, “You can spend a
lifetime of accumulating things
and leave them to people you never
had time for.”
There ate no perfect families.
Petty said. It’s important to estab
lish priorities. Do that and let other
things slide. Focus on what you are
called to do.
“What you love is what you do.”
Unfortunately many spouses are
workaholics and forget about
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The health of the nation depends
on the health of the family.
For those who make family a
priority. Petty said, “When you get
to the last rung in your career, turn,
and your family is right there
beside you. Climb fast, climb hard
Petty attempts to practice what
he preaches. He has been married
for 30 years and has two children.
To invite Dr. Petty to speak or to
order tapes of his speeches, write to
McKinney Associates, Inc., P.O.
Box 5162, Louisville, KY 40205 or
call (502) 583-8222.
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