In honor of Father’s Day, we asked people from all walks of life to tell us the #1 lesson Dad taught them about work.
The responses are as varied as they are inspiring and insightful. Give them a read, then share your #1 work lesson from Dad in the comments below. Happy Father’s Day.
What Is the #1 Lesson Dad Taught You About Work?
“There is always going to be someone out there who is better looking than you or more intelligent than you. The one thing you have complete control over is how hard you work. Work the hardest.”
- Aida M. Rodriguez, Esquire, The Law Office of Aida M. Rodriguez
“Don’t be a doctor or lawyer. Be an entrepreneur.”
- Neil Thanedar, Founder & CEO of LabDoor
“The #1 lesson my father taught me was the importance of a firm handshake. We practiced for hours until he thought I had it down. He said, as a women, I would always have to prove I was strong and a handshake was the first thing people use to start forming their opinion.”
- Beverly Butler, Vice President Public Relations at Wells Fargo & Company
“My Dad taught me the importance of work ethics by the example he set.
My Dad taught me to own my mistakes because you learn from them.
My Dad taught me to study hard so I could get into college, something he wasn’t offered as a young man.”
- Maria Snyder, CPA | Social Media Manager at Maria Snyder Consulting
“The #1 thing my father often said was, ‘You owe your family 40 hours a week.’”
- Melissa Kauffold, Owner/Designer at MelJoy Creations