Dude, never let a challenging past be your excuse to become a better man.
Instead let it be your reason to set a new standard in your life.
Especially when it comes to raising your kids.
Now as someone whose childhood was far from a fairy tale:
- Living in Section 8 housing
- Scavenging dumpsters for my next meal
- Wondering if I’d come home from school to lights or running water
I had every excuse in the book to play the blame game. Pointing the fingers at my circumstances and settling for a life of mediocrity.
But I chose to overcome my “dumpster days” and build an empire.
I share this with you because I didn’t want my kids to repeat the same shitty childhood that I grew up in.
Just like I know you want your kids to have a better childhood than you.
But in order to do that, you have to break the cycle.
So instead of holidays and summer breaks filled with violence, trauma, and hate, your kids will only remember the opportunities, acceptance, and happiness.
When you break the cycle, you will rewrite the toxic narrative that your parents, family, or society have tried to impose on you.
This toxic narrative has been passed down for generations.
Now you’ll install a narrative of success, discipline, and leadership into your kids.
But in order to do that, the work has to start with you.
You have the power to be the best version of yourself – for them.
I share this with you because you have the potential to be a respectable and confident man.
When you’re this type of man, you can easily be a loving father who spends quality time with them, even on the busiest of days.
And when you’re a loving father, you’ll sweep your wife off her feet because you make time for regular date nights to keep the spark alive.
Now make no mistake about it.
Becoming that man who shows up for his family and those around him takes work.
That’s why I still put in the work every single day to show up for my family.
But in order to be the man your family can rely on, it starts by continually showing up for yourself.
And that can be as simple as making sure you stay physically in shape.
Or doing the deep work to overcome past trauma.
The way I think about personal development is…
What’s a few years of personal development to
a lifetime of cherished memories that your kids will have?
This is the question I ask constantly because when you do the work…
You give your kids a fighting chance to become a better version of you.
And while you don’t have the power to rewrite your past…
You hold the power to influence what your son or daughter writes in theirs.
P.S. If you’re a dad committed to creating unforgettable moments with your son, moments that will be cherished for a lifetime, then I highly recommend joining me at the next Squire Class.
We have one more class left for the year and it’s almost sold out.