Being A Productivity Junkie By Being A Productive Dad

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~Clarence Budington Kelland

My , is one of the most people I know.

That's a picture of him and me.

His work ethic is second to none, even though he is retired and turning an age today that I won't mention. Today is his birthday.


Since I said to my Dad, I have to say Happy Birthday to my brother Kevin. It's his birthday also today.

Happy birthday BRO!

I have been blessed with the DNA from my parents, but I was also witness to them building businesses and raising a family. And they did both very successfully.

I was a very active kid.

Baseball. Basketball. Soccer. Golf. Wakeboarding. Acting. Plays.

My Dad was there for all of it.

We tossed the baseball around in the backyard.

We shot baskets together.

Well, I shot, he rebounded. He became no competition for me after I hit 6th grade.

Becoming A Productive Dad

Family is extremely important to me.

Read: How To Easily Determine Priorities

The reason to even become a , is so you can be present in your other roles in life.

  • Friend
  • Sibling
  • Parent

I see a very sad trend in our industry and culture, especially as tools and technology allow us to stay more connected. And that is the celebration of 12, 14, 16 hour work days.

Don't get me wrong. I know my Dad worked hard and certainly was never afraid of effort, but like I said, he was always there. To throw the ball. To watch the game. To drive the boat. To pick me up. Or to even watch a practice. He was a Productive Dad, still is.

(I need to add this or he'll get upset.)  --> He is also a Productive Grandfather. :)