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Can You Be a Great Father and a Great Businessman?
Can You Be a Great Father and a Great Businessman?
It might not be easy to balance both, but with craft and principles, anything is possible.

When my life is complete, my hope is that my children will say I was both a great father and a great businessman.

I think about this often. What does it take to be great at both and what are the key similarities in human qualities that should impact both?

In business, I believe you can be great with a few key elements:

  1. Knowledge: Do you own your position and the craft you are in?
  2. Hustle: When others pull their foot off the gas pedal, do you press down?
  3. Kindness: Do you treat others the way you want to be treated?
  4. Ability to Bust Through Brick Walls: When you have a bad day, do you wipe it away and kick the next day’s butt?

In being a great father, can these traits work, too?

  1. Knowledge: Are you constantly learning what makes a great parent specifically for your kids?
  2. Hustle: Even when you are exhausted, do you find a way to give your children the love and attention they deserve?
  3. Kindness: Do you treat your kids with respect?
  4. Ability to Bust Through Brick Walls: When you have a bad day as a parent, do you move onto the next and make the next day great for your kids?

Perhaps I am oversimplifying it, but those foundations resonate well with me. They become guiding principles for executing well as a father and as a businessman.

Executing on both, though, can be hard – especially in the hustle category.

We are taught, as individuals, that the 80-hour work week is a symbol of hustle. However, the true hustle is being as efficient as you can in less than that. Quality hours far surpass wasted time. I have focused hard on this. I try to make the best of the hours I have. The most important measurement is: did I accomplish everything I wanted, and if not, then extra hours may be necessary.

We are also taught the importance of work/life balance. For me, they turn into much of the same – and I would argue that’s not unhealthy. I love what I do and never see it as a job – more so an endless journey.

So, can you truly be great at being a father and a businessman? I believe so. It’s not necessarily always easy to balance both, but with craft and principles, anything is possible.

 

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