To all of my community members and all of the partners that connect to and follow my online sources, as I have said so many times, working with you and connecting with you is a strong passion of mine and something I thoroughly enjoy. In fact, for any of you that know me, you know that working with partners and trying to create the best possible experience for our partners is what drives me every day at work, and it takes a lot to take me away from that.
Another thing that you know about me, if you know me at all, is that the center of my universe and why I do everything I do is my kids and my family. Whenever I am asked, “Why do you do what you do?” or “Why do you work those hours you do?” The answer is always so simple: just one look at the smiling faces of my kids and family and that’s why I do it (and I’m sure many of you know exactly what I’m talking about and can completely relate to your own situation).
So why this post? Well, we’ve all heard of “work/life balance” and living our priorities. Right now, my oldest daughter needs my full attention and my family needs my support, 24/7. Because of this, I have stepped away from work for awhile and am focusing entirely on her and my family. During this time, I am pretty much offline entirely, including stepping away from my blog, my Twitter account, my LinkedIn account, etc. and I wanted to let you know this so that any of you who have recently sent me or do send me in your questions or follow my online connection points don’t feel that I am ignoring you or your inquiries, etc. because you aren’t hearing back. In addition, I wanted to make sure you are aware that you are in very good hands and let you know of some of the other incredible resources we have available to you as a Microsoft partner that you can definitely utilize while I am away instead of me, in case you aren’t already aware of them:
As you can see, you are in very good hands with lots of people and resources available to help you out. Believe me, I sincerely hope to be back soon and will return as quickly as I can.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and I look forward to being back online and connecting with you all again soon.
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Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking” Director, Worldwide Partner Experience Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
Family first Eric. You'll be missed but the Partner Team is awesome. Wishing you well as you take care of your family and look forward to hopefully seeing you in Toronto next year at WPC12.
I wish you and your family the Best Eric during what looks like it could be a challenging time. My best thoughts are with you and those dear to you!
I've yet to master that balance. I'm very glad to see you are taking the time you need for your family. I wish you and yours all the best.
You will be missed. Take care and the very best for you and your family.
You are doing the right thing Eric. Wishing the best to you and your family.
My best wishes to you and your family, Eric. The family is the most important thing in life!
You are to be commended, Eric, for putting your family's needs ahead of everything else when your family needs you. I wish you and your family all the best as you strive to care for them in such an unselfish manner.
Thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the great support you have all shown to me and my family. It means a lot to us as our daughter goes through this battle. www.caringbridge.org/.../samanthaligman
Best wishes to you and your family. I really hopes she gets well soon.