I've debated writing a Father's Day note most of the morning. Currently, I'm in the cabana staring at palm trees and finally listening to this Drake album (y'all tripping if you don't like this album by the way). I debated writing mainly because it is rare when I get a Moment to sit and stare, to let my mind wander, stretch and grow. But I acknowledge that my experiences can only benefit others if I share those experiences so here it is, my words for this Father's Day.
There are a few things that I know for certain in my life:
- I will never be completely happy without owning a part of what I'm working on. #CEO
- A humble brag is better than talking sh!t with no substance. #HumbleBrag
- Women are better than Men. But both together can be an unbelievable team. #Brains&Beauty
- A Father's presence is important, but don't miss the moments. #MomentsMatter
I've continued to work a corporate job even through nationwide tours, a label deal with Interscope and now a Beats commercial. I cherish these Moments knowing what it takes to earn them. I need them in order to validate the sacrifices I make everyday in the corporate world. I've even added an AMAZING tech startup (inQuire) and music composition company to my plate. But you would never know about most of these accomplishments until the time is right. I'm busy building, not busy bragging about the stuff "I'm trying to do." #HumbleBrag
It seems as if I'm always working between all the above and a young Karate Kid that practices 4-5 days out of the week. Some people say that being a father simply requires your presence. But just being around is much different from being active as a parent and father. They say the word "Father" is both a noun and a verb; remember verbs require action. Sometimes I need to be reminded by my wife when I'm too consumed with conference calls, emails, texts, etc. That's one of the many reasons women are better than men; their emotional intelligence is such as necessity bringing balance to the family unit. #Brains&Beauty
Many of us Fathers can relate to sports being a game of inches, seconds, and even fractions of a second to decide upon a positive or negative outcome in competition. You can be in the game the entire time, but if you miss the most important moment the outcome isn't likely to be in your favor. You don't win trophies for being in the game. Take this approach with being a Father. Be present, but observe and be prepared for those Moments where you can make an impact and teach your child(ren). It's more than keeping them out of harm's way, but also as simple as keeping them healthy physically and mentally. People learn best through real life so don't miss your moment to make a difference. You'll remember these moments and believe me your child will as well.
Moments matter more than money | Moments matter more than fame | #MomentsMatter