What if Every Day Was Father’s Day?

June 21st, 2010 by | Print


Before I get into today’s post, let me say a happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads. I hope that you had a terrific day. And if you were unable, for whatever reason, to spend time with your kids, hopefully, you can make up the lost time soon.

Yesterday was a great day for me. I spent quality time with my two children, playing games, taking a hike, getting hugs and kisses and going out to dinner. My daughter is nine and my son is seven. They’re at a great age where they still love to spend time with their dear ol’ dad. Yes, they think I’m the best and (usually) listen to what I tell them. I am very lucky.

Why am I luckier than most?

In addition to having the world’s greatest kids, since I’m a self-employed small business owner, I get the chance to experience Father’s Day every day because I get to choose how I want to balance the 3 Fs:

My parent’s raised me to be independent and self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility. These qualities allow me to enjoy freedom by not abusing it. While I am not (yet) independently wealthy, I have riches that many don’t … I can choose to make my kids breakfast and take time with my kids during the day, to go to their activities. I can’t do it all day long, but at least I don’t have to find a way to ask a boss if I can get some time off to do something special with my kids.

From the above paragraph, I think you can get the sense that with my flexibility of freedom, I choose to spend a great deal of my free time with my family. What a great reward. It’s better than any bonus or pay raise. If you don’t have kids, your support group (extended family and friends) make up this important family.

I’ve talked about career fulfillment in a couple of my recent posts. Why? Because my partner, Maria, (with Small Biz Break) and I are truly passionate about helping others achieve the fulfillment we have. After having worked for others and owning multiple businesses, we were fortunate to connect and create a business that allows us to pursue our passion and put our strengths to work helping others. What could be better?

By finding my right balance of these three important categories, I am a happier, healthier, better dad and my kids reward me for it.

If you are interested in giving yourself the gift of a little Father’s Day (or Mother’s Day) every day by taking greater control over your definition of these 3 Fs, we are putting the finishing touches on our first ebook “My Idea, My Business” to help you accomplish this.

You can get your copy from Small Biz Break on June 28th. Here’s the page with more details.

And as always, if you need help, all you have to do is ask. Just write to us at smallbizbreak@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

All the Best,

Doug Dolan
The Solopreneur’s Guide
Small Biz Break


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