When I recently read an article about some famous NFL dad’s post to his daughter, it made me think what I would pass on to my daughters.
Once I wrote it down I realized that it’s not just advice for little girls, but appropriate us all. In particular, I think of my team at the office as they continue to master what we do and master their own life.
Advice to my Daughters
- Seek life-changing events. Go to the bigger party. Get off of the couch. Choose the path with the better story.
- Master decisions and learn from outcomes. Do not confuse the two. A good outcome does not necessarily mean you made a good decision.
- When you’re young (pre-18) you should be rewarded for trying. After that all rewards are based on doing. Most people struggle with this transition.
- Answer to 3 people. If you’re not sure if you should do something or not do something in life. Take a moment and, in your head, ask 3 people what they would think. For me those 3 people have always been: my mom, my wife and my boss. If I can get all three to agree, in my head, then I’ve passed moral test. They don’t always agree, by the way.
I know I’m missing a money nugget, but I haven’t been able to condense one down into a single profound statement yet.
What do you have?