What better way to kick off the blog’s initial content then with baby boomer knowledge straight from the old man himself… My Pops, and on Father’s Day no less. Thanks for everything dad, and happy fathers day to the man that has taught me the most! We generally refer to him as Papa Bill these days, as that is what he has been renamed by all my nieces and nephews. He is a retired Senior Facilities Manager for a large insurance corporation.
The amount of knowledge my dad has dropped on me over the years could not even be put into a novel, let alone a blog post, so I am giving you just a snippet for today…
My goal is to write these so it takes ANYONE less than 2 minutes to read, and to absorb the knowledge I am about to gift you.
SO…. this is going to be short, and will follow up with an quick Q and A in another post
The things my dad has told me that have been the most impactful for me.
Part 1: Knowledge bombs from Papa Bill
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!”
When I was 15, I had probably the worst attitude in the world, and thought I knew everything there was to know about life . It took my dad telling me this about 3,547 times before it finally sank in, and made a massive impact for me. Truth is, if you have a good attitude about what life throws at you, you are generally much happier, and much better equipped to adapt to the changing environment around you.
You can have an opinion about whatever you want, but you don’t have to VOICE that opinion in every situation.
Along with my attitude, I used to be very good at telling everyone my opinion about everything… I tended to do this with authority figures, that had no reason to have authority over me “in my opinion”. Needless to say, it didn’t go over well in a lot of situations, and this was an extremely important thing for me to learn
Get an Education and focus on lifelong learning! It’s something that cannot be taken away from you. No matter what happens to you, you will always have your education.
And so I have, and continue to do so through this blog and through my daily focus on growth personally and professionally.
I appreciate you taking the time to check this out.