3 TIPS FOR BEING A GREAT FATHER
FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: While I only knew my dad for a few short years, he inspired me in how he conducted himself. While most kids look up to their fathers as giants, it wasn’t until later in life that I realized what great things my father gave to me. For me, it wasn’t necessarily what my dad said to me, but it was how he conducted himself. Even though I lost my Dad at a young age, I remember his dedication to the family. In honor of my dad and all the great dads out there, here are 3 tips today to be the best dad you can be:
1) Make time not excuses.
And do whatever it takes to ‘make’ time for them. I make time for my kids and I still make time to run my businesses and my marriage. I don’t blame my business for not having time for my kids, I make time for them and still handle my other obligations.
If I have to get up early to spend time with them, then that’s what I do. If I need to hire someone to help me take care of business so I can spend time with them, then that’s what I do. I bought a jet so I could take my kids on trips with me and I didn’t always have the means to buy a jet. I went out and made more money so I could make the jet purchase and spend more time with my kids.
2) Teach your kids courage is worth more than information.
I don’t teach my kids to be scared or even careful. I teach them to be dangerous, to meet strangers, to be seen and be heard. My job as a father is to create a safe environment for the girls to express, expand and learn in. Their job is to explore. I never tell my kids to be careful. I want them to extrovert into society because I know that is vital to experiencing and living life.