As you may have guessed, this blog is going to be celebrating all of the Dads out there for Father’s Day this year, June 17, 2018.
Whether it’s teaching you to ride a bike, play any sort of sports, or give you a hand when you’re having car trouble, dads are a blessing to have around. A few of them had quite a few bits of life advice for their children, and it still resonates loudly with us as adults today.
“Smart people learn from their mistakes, but smarter people learn from the mistakes of others.” This is one I’ve heard numerous times, and it rings true each and every time. Making mistakes is a part of life, but hey, if you can skip a few by learning from someone else, that’s always much better!
“Spend less money than you make, and save your money for a rainy day.” Dads are almost always helpful in giving financial advice, and when you’re a young adult just branching out into the world it is incredibly important. However, that doesn’t always guarantee that children heed that advice.
“Rent it, don’t buy it if you’re only going to use it once.” This most definitely sounds like something my own dad would tell me. In all honesty though, why buy something if you’re not going to get the most value out of it?
“Always do things to the best of your ability. If you’re going to do it, do it right.” Our CEO Arnie Evdokimo follows this mentality and undoubtedly passes along the same message to his own children. Why waste time doing something a second time when you could have done it correctly to begin with.
“Take care of yourself first, because no one else will.” Dads are wonderful at giving advice on how to be independent, and fully self-sufficient. Teaching this to your children has a wide impact on all aspects of life when it comes to your own happiness, financial freedom, and emotional well-being.
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”