This past week has been a whirlwind for me. My wife and I had our third beautiful baby girl and as a result I am sleeping less than the required 11-12 hours that I prefer.
My wife has handled this whole event with grace and I have been humbled by the respect I have for her.
Those of you may already know, but if you don’t, I have three girls now. It’s a true joy and I feel privileged and honored to have them in my life.
Being a parent can be tough today. There is a lot of pressure to be on top of the right trends, expand your baby’s horizons and ensure you’re not feeding them the wrong foods.
Of course all of this is captured on social media for the chance for the world to judge in realtime. What a time to be alive!
I say all of that a bit tongue I cheek as there are some things I have learned as well.
Mark Zuckerberg posted a stat today that towns that have a disproportionate amount of men to women have higher crime rates.
I say that to highlight something that comes from being the father of three girls, love. It is unfiltered and abundant.
If I am having a bad day I can walk in my door and be surrounded by girls that just want to hug me and spend time. Now this is more of a personal lesson but I believe it can be expanded to the business world.
If you look at the latest company scandals you tend to see some common threads. Hyper masculinity, extreme competition and a zero sum attitude towards life.
These tend to be hallmarks of a male dominated organization that lacks balance.
This post is more about observations than solutions.
My observation in my personal life is that the unfiltered love helps me to try and be my best self. It also builds up self esteem which leads to more creativity, problem solving and so on.
Perhaps if we incorporate that trait, love, into our daily lives it will have a profound effect on those around us.
I may be saying things that have been said before, but all I can share is my experience and try to build upon it.
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