I’ve written before about how I owe a lot of my hard work ethic to my mother but my father’s attitude to work is on a whole other level. He seems to always have a project he’s trying to tackle, either at work or at home. Sometimes it’s building a deck, installing a tap system in his home or meeting with new clients about projects. I can never think of a time where he’s said that’s enough. He’s always up for the risk and challenge and moves forward without fear. He works hard and plays hard.
My dad was definitely an inspiration for starting my own business. Over the years I’ve seen him build his own business and take other companies that he’s worked for to the next level. Molding these companies into something he was proud to be apart of and to call his own. He wasn’t happy being an average employee, he wasn’t satisfied until he was the one calling the shots.
When you’re the boss you have a lot of control on how to move the business forward and you need to be strong about those choices to gain respect and become the best. I’ve learned a lot from my dad over the years but the lesson that’s stayed with me the most is to not be afraid to take on new challenges in life and in business and to trust your choices and gut. If you don’t have faith in yourself then no one else will.