Firm Family Matters: Family Business


I’m Greg McIntyre of McIntyre Elder Law helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. Today’s show is about family business. There are a lot of family businesses out-there, the difference here is there’s very little separation between our family and our business. 

I’m here with my wife Stefanie, at our Charlotte office, located at 112 S. Tryon. She’s been out looking at new furniture for the waiting room. Until then we’ll just use it as we have it, because I’m past the point in my life where I’m trying to put on a show, it is what it is. We’re past the point were everything must be perfect to move on. If we had waited until we’d made perfect choices and decisions and the stars aligned, we wouldn’t have anything.

I’ve heard people say leave it at the office, but I don’t see how you can do that if you’re passionate about what you do. How can you unplug from your life?

Well, there are different people and different work styles. Some people can go to work at eight in the morning and be done by five. Their life and business are totally separate, but when it’s your own business, you can’t treat it as separate from your life, a kid free zone, not family friendly and things like that. I believe you must live by who you are. Also, when you’re an idea’s person, you can’t switch it off. Inspiration knows no hour.

Nine to five doesn’t work as a business because you’re competing against other people and businesses that put in the effort of open-all-hours time. Now, in the same breath, I don’t like to think about competition. It’s a waste of my time thinking about it. We just do what we do.

There are dichotomies to this: When working long hours, for example, there are so many benefits to taking a break, stepping back, recharging your batteries. You must do that to keep balance, but the work has to be done. There’s no fifty-fifty there. 

It’s been a long road getting here. Our Shelby office is awesome, we brought up our kids at the office and we live in the Shelby community, but we also grew up around the Charlotte area, so I love that we now have a second office in Charlotte to help and serve that community.

I’m proud to be where we are now. We’re lucky to have our clients. I want to thank all our clients for allowing us to handle your estate planning, asset protection, qualifying your loved ones for Medicaid benefits to pay for long-term care, qualifying veterans for aid and attendance pension benefits and disability, and handling probate cases when a loved one passes.

We’re expanding our business into McIntyre Financial which is coming soon. Also, McIntyre education is now getting off the ground. I am so excited about what I do. If you love what you do and work hard at it, then you’re golden.

I just wanted to introduce you to our new office because I am so excited about it. If you are one of our clients and would like a tour of the Charlotte office, we can arrange that. We’re here to create raving fans, that’s our goal and again, I’m just so proud and thankful for what we’re building.

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