Father’s Day: Better Dad Better Business

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Hey Hey, it’s almost Father’s Day! High five to the entrepreneur daddy out there pursuing your dreams.

When I became a father, I knew I had to step up my game and become a better me. It’s why I changed my eating habits, why I embraced a growth-seeking mindset, and why I left a passionless corporate job.

This special day is a time to celebrate those awesome men who have helped to raise us. It’s also a great opportunity for Dad’s to reflect, pivot, and prioritize their lifestyle.

Check out these three strategies to help you shake things up and get back in the game with more energy, alignment, and passion.

1. Positive Attitude
Eventually, life throws some dirt your way. My father is currently battling gall bladder cancer, but all is good in our happy hood.

I love seeing the positive attitude he brings to the table. He lives his life on his terms, and this cancer thing is a minor blip. It has not damaged his positive attitude one bit. In fact, he might be enjoying life a little more. High five Dad!

As a father myself, I love having an attitude of gratitude. This is especially important with what my dad is going through. He and I both express how grateful we are to be in the game.

2. Relationship Checkpoint
Get present in the now since that is the only guarantee we have. The past is the past, and it no longer matters. Your thoughts matter. Ask yourself what can you do to improve the quality of your relationships. Are they worth improving? If so, move forward with intention.

As a father, you can massively improve your relationship with your kids by giving them focused, positive attention. This can be as easy as taking an interest in their passions.

My daughter, Daisy, likes to draw so I draw with her, and she loves telling me what to draw next.

My son, Jake, loves Minecraft, and he likes to have me watch him battle and build.

They both like me to read to them at night. All I have to do is show up and be present.

The key is making a connection while focusing on their passion, not yours.

3. Ditch the Hustle
If you have to hustle and grind in your business, it’s time to rewind, reflect, and pivot in a new direction.

Life is more fun when you get to enjoy all that it has to offer. If you are hustling to build and grow something outside of your passion, you may be missing out on the amazing things right in front of you.

Serious question: Is your business influencing your lifestyle? This could be good or bad. It’s your life. Only you know.

Designing your business to fit around your lifestyle enables you to spend more time with those you love. In my view, that is a better business model that helps balance life.

You are a great father. You already know you need to take care of yourself. Focus on a balanced approach with your mind, body, and soul, so that you can be around longer to enjoy those you love.

High Five and Knuckles,

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P.S. Do you want some more Father’s Day tips? Check out my article in the June issue of Live, Love, and Eat Magazine (pg 42).

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10 thoughts on “Father’s Day: Better Dad Better Business

  1. Love this article. Your children are so fortunate to have such an amazing dad! I was sad to read about your dad’s cancer and pray for a complete speedy recovery! It sounds like he has an awesome attitude to get him there.

  2. I lost my dad 30 years ago to lung cancer, when I was still in college. But I’ve had an awesome step-dad for the past 20 years or so, who is also a long-time family friend whom I’ve known since I was a kid. He’s been a damn good dad, and treats us like his own kids — even though we were long grown before he was “officially” part of the family!!

    I think your insights apply just as easily to any entrepreneur, male or female, parent or not — I found myself nodding along with your suggestions on business & lifestyle, even though I’m a single woman with cats!! 😀

  3. Thank you, Diane! I bet both of your dad’s are proud of the awesome work you are doing and the support you provide. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them greatly.

  4. Great insights for any dad, man or woman. Keeping aware of these things goes a long way to living a life well lived.

    Your dad’s attitude is inspirational. It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.