The eulogy seems like a blur and, somewhere in my core, I know I did not do justice that day so here I am, trying again after 2 years.
Some of you know my father personally. Others have heard about him in my newsletters.
But if you don’t mind, I wanted to say a few words about my dad.
My dad – he was a great man. I never realised it till much later.
Growing up, people would tell me I was lucky to have a dad like him.
I never understood it then. I just thought all dads were the same.
I thought all dads:
- stayed up all night when their kid was sick.
- read to their kids and told them fun bed time stories.
- sat in the first row and cried with pride, even if their daughter was just a tree in the school play.
- dreamed big dreams for their kids and believed in them.
- kept the old car and bought their daughter a brand new car.
- sacrificed their own pleasures so their kids could have plenty.
- were super smart and knew anything under the sun.
My dad was like the human Google and it truly made life easier then, especially since Google didn’t exist when I was growing up.
But today, I get it. I was so lucky to have a father like my dad.
He used his powerful position in the government services to help others become better.
He used his contacts to help others grow.
Never once did he ask for a personal favour; his mission was always to serve.
As I look back at my life, my memories of my dad are proud memories.
I felt so proud at my dad’s funeral, when I saw grown men wipe tears off their faces and when I overheard a conversation between 2 men saying,
“Another great man has gone.”
I am so proud to be his daughter and a true eulogy to him would be how I lead the rest of my life.
What I miss most is lying next to him hugging him and discussing my dreams. He always had time to listen to my dreams and was so excited about them.
I miss my conversations with him. I wished I had talked less and listened more.
I miss not being able to hear his voice and laughing at his jokes.
I miss his advice, wisdom and insight.
But, every once in a while, I still see him in my sister’s zest for life, in my niece’s confidence and wit, my daughter’s love of food & reading or when I smile and my eyes cringe, just like his did.
My dad always told me things which have helped me immensely, whenever I’ve applied it to my life and business, and I wanted to share 3 lessons with you, as I know it will help you too.
1. Whatever you commit to in life, always do more than what is expected of you.
2. If you want to succeed, make sure you double your rate of failure.
3. A 1000 mile journey starts with the first step. So start with the first step.
As always, thank you so much for your time.
I also wanted to remind you one last time about the special offer:
It’s $11 for a 1/2 hour Breaking Free taster call. If you did want to sign up, this offer is only available until 11pm PT on 15th July 2018.
Stay blessed, happy and never stop believing in your dreams.