Today I took my daughter to ballet class and stayed through the entire hour long class. I did the same thing last week. Her class was at 11. There were a couple soccer moms there but I was the only dad. Am I a ballet fan? No, not at all. In fact I don’t know a thing about ballet (not that the class is really ballet…more like a girls-only PE class) but I’ve really enjoyed going. What I especially appreciate is that I’m actually able to go and don’t have to use an early lunch hour to do it. Because my training facility isn’t open and I’m primarily doing consulting, speaking engagements and correspondence training, my schedule is very flexible. Flexible enough that I can go to mid-day ballet if I want to. I can’t tell you how nice it is to have this kind of flexibility and any time I have any doubts about the uncertainty of my business pursuits I remember that it’s things like mid-day ballet with my daughter that easily outweigh any potential drawbacks.