A couple days ago, I hopped on a call with a bunch of other Epic Dads for another masterclass.
The topic of this one was Being a Great Dad.
We had awesome discussions.
It was great hearing from other dads about their experiences, fun times with their kids + the dad struggles.
We had some dads that had 1 kid & we had dads that had 6.
Kids ages ranging from babies to teenagers to young adults.
One thing that was extra impactful for the dads on the call was when we chatted about perspective.
Sometimes we take for granted the time we have with our kids and don’t always realize how much more ‘quality time’ we have with them.
Here’s one for ya…
By the time our kids graduate high school, you will have already spent around 93% of your in-person time with them
Hearing things like that are a great reminder to enjoy as much time as you can with your kids, because soon, they’ll have bf’s & gf’s, start driving, be working, go off to school & eventually move out.
A couple years back, I read a blog post called 18 Summers. The short of it is that we have 18 Summers with our kids. Just 18.
Since reading that blog post, now, every summer, my daughters and I create our 18 Summers list. It’s a list of things we want to do together in the summer.
Even though they are getting older and off doing more of their own thing, we still get to our 18 Summers list and have extra fun together.
What are some ways you can enjoy more time with your kids?
What is on your 18 Summers list?
Give those questions some thought, and see how your relationship with your kids begins to change.
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Mike Gillespie | Epic Living Coach | Epic Living Academy
Badass Dad, Peak Performance Coach, Entrepreneur, Investor, Butt Kicker, Boundary Pusher, School Builder, Speaker, Explorer, Extreme Sports Enthusiast, Visionary & Positive Thinking Dude Who’s Dedicated to Helping You Become the Happiest and Healthiest Person You Know!
I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been very positive & optimistic. As a young boy, I was a dreamer, a doer and excited for life! I remember growing up, before any big test at school, or soccer game, my mom would always remind me to Do My Best! I’m a wee bit of a perfectionist because of that. And, today, I’m still all of those things, but now a man, driven, dedicated and committed to living a life on my own terms.