I’ll do the record haul post tomorrow. Today it’s important to talk about Father’s Day. I can go on and on about being a dad and I can talk on and on about my own dad. My dad is the best man I know and the greatest inspiration (along with my mom) in how I live my life. Sure, we may be on totally different paths but the beauty of that is, they encouraged me to find my own footing, be my own man. I share the same name as my father as my son shares that name with both of us.
We recently had a discussion in the TBD Group and the question about our biggest hero or inspiration came up and I said it was my dad. He taught me to be a man, be my own man. He taught me what I know in business (again as did my mother). He taught me the true “art of the deal” (not to be confused with the Big Cheeto) and how to negotiate my needs and to always look out for both parties. Sure we look out for #1 but no reason both parties can’t be #1, right?
My dad taught me to give folks the shirt off my back (although no one wants to see that) who need it. We certainly aren’t rolling in but we aren’t living on the streets, either. So, we give what we can when we can. My dad is no bleeding-heart liberal like The BCPF and I are, but he still has compassion for those in need.
Again, I can go on and on and on, so I won’t do that. I just wanted to write some stuff about my “Pops” and wish him and all my friends and readers who are dads, a happy Father’s Day. I love ya, Dad. You’re the greatest!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano