As I am getting ready for my daughter to be born any day now, I have been thinking a lot about my late father and the impact he had on me. He was an incredible role model and shaped my views on being a father, leader, businessman, and an active community member. As I am preparing for one of the happiest days of my life, I wanted to share a story with you about a very sad, yet inspirational, day in my life.
I heard hundreds of stories during those two days. One woman (his former employee) came up to me and told me how he pulled a lot of favors to get her son in to see one of the top doctors in the country. Her son was standing next to her. Another man told me how my father hired him when no one else would. This man went onto become a well respected reporter. Many people also mentioned how my father all always had his door open and found time to talk to people about their concerns.
So what are the powerful lessons I learned from all of those stories?
P.S. Please check out my other article “12 Rules of Business I Learned From My Father”.
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