Tag Archive: Family

My First Hiatus

hiatus from business

Ever since I was a teenager, I have been pretty passionate about building the businesses I have owned. So much so that I have never been all that good at taking vacations. Managing stress was a strength of mine, and I only needed a good night’s sleep or a weekend to get recharged, so I…

Be Happy About What You Have

Our kids are great. They love life, they are appreciative, they learn important skills at an astonishing pace and are well behaved. It is awesome to be around them and we are blessed to have them. But they are still kids.
They will still go into a mall and whimper about getting a new toy…

Things I Teach My Kids: Practice Makes Perfect

In many domains, there is a belief that mastery requires 10,000 hours of practice. In my experience nothing in life comes easy so the determination to hard work and persist are vital skills and ones that are absolutely critical to have from childhood.
Our kids are learning at a breakneck pace. Everything from how to do…

Teach Your Kids to Have Thick Skin

Having young kids means you will hear endless stories about bullying and name calling when they arrive home from school and if you have more than one child, you will get to see this all first hand when they tease each other and compete for toys and attention. We teach our kids to not get…

Making Wishes

When I was younger I would blow out the candles on my birthday cake, and wish for an exotic car or to win the lottery. Now I wish for my family to be healthy and happy for another year (and try to catch my breath).

Things I Tell My Kids – Work Ethic

“If you work hard, good things happen.”
Telling your kids they have natural talents like being smart is great for building confidence, but sets them up to rely on “being smart” and leaves them disillusioned if their smarts don’t get them what they want. It is better for your kids to know that hard work and…