Share what you've learned from your fathers, too!
With Father’s Day a few days away, many of us are spending the time trying to round up last-minute gifts that are meaningful and well thought-out for the main men in our lives. (Although I’ll admit to opting for the tried-and-true golf balls more than once.)
Father’s Day is a difficult holiday to shop for. This is not because power tools and shaving kits are hard to come by, but because many of us have a father or father figure who gave us innumerable gifts, the most significant being the wisdom learned from a lifetime of experiences.
My dad – or as I call him, “Papa” – has taught me so many lessons about life and business. He instilled in my brother and me the value of a strong work ethic at a very early age. Whether he was closing a deal in the office or out in the yard meticulously manicuring our lawn during the weekends, my dad put 110% into everything he did – and he still does today. He taught us to always try our hardest, to do our very best and to never cut corners in the process.
Additionally, my dad taught me to be true to myself and to not sacrifice my morals for the sake of a job. He believes that when you hold true to your core beliefs and work hard, you’ll find success. You don’t need to compromise your values to be a success in the business world. His successful career has shown us that this is possible. I am incredibly thankful that my dad has served as my role model for the business world.
Now that you’ve heard from my dad, I’d love to hear about yours. What’s the best advice your father gave you? Celebrate his knowledge by sharing it here!
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