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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