Should You Talk About Your Kids At Work?

I used to be terrified to mention my personal life with clients or colleagues, worried that any hint of my family might undermine my professionalism. I changed my tune when I realized that chatting about my children deepened the bond with those I work with and attracted to my business partners who respect that I am a whole person — not career robot. I urge moms to tell bosses and clients about their families, and I hear from Abbey Finch, creator of Scribe Space, who had her daughter while in college at age 20 and has always found family-friendly employers by being forthright about her schedule. Also, Barbara Safani, career consultant with Career Solvers, weighs in on when to mention your kids and when to toe the line — and at what cost.
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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.