What Would the #1 Dad in the World Do?

What Would the #1 Dad in the World Do? A eureka moment hit me in regard to comparative trading. When traveling, I need to be cognizant of every minute. When making it to my hotel room in the evening, if I start watching an NBA game or mindlessly scrolling through social media. I’m wasting time. Ultimately, this means less time for my wife and kids. I’m not simply watching an NBA game; rather, I’m burning valuable time in the future with my family.

I started asking myself, “Is this something the #1 Dad in the World would be doing?” When I found myself watching fail videos, I’d pause and ask myself, “Is this something the #1 Dad in the World would be doing?” It’s a silly way to look at the world, but it works for me! This brief internal questioning reminds me that the days are long, but the years are short.

When I feel like criticizing someone—I often keep it to myself. At the cocktail party, I’ll turn down that last drink to avoid being sluggish the next morning with the kids. This Jedi-mind trick doesn’t work all the time—sometimes that second Martini is just too good to pass up. But, it’s helping me make progress. My hope is it helps you as well: What would the #1 Mom in the World do, #1 Friend, #1 Grandmother, #1 Writer, #1 Pianist, #1 Son, #1 Aunt, #1 Cousin, #1 Graphic Designer, and beyond.




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About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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