“I luu you daddeee”


I haven’t written a blog in way too long, so I thought I would force myself to take some time to do just that.  Things are really busy around here right now and that is SUCH a good thing, but it does take time away from the little things like blogging and catching up on details that do indeed need to be handled. 

I recently attended a couple of trade events for the Incentive Industry and I was shocked at how many people I didn’t know, came up to me and started talking about the company, or my family, or who I am as a person, all because they had read the blog or an article about me and the company.  It really was rewarding and refreshing.

Upon my return from Las Vegas I had the opportunity to spend a little one on one time with each of my sons.  There is nothing in my life that energizes, and re-charges me like my family.  My 18 year old is away at college right now and I miss her more than I could ever put into words.  My 6 year old is getting to the point where we can hang out as “guys” together, and he is starting to confide in me about what is going on inside of his new world of school and sports and social activities.  There is no better feeling than to feel as if your child views you as someone that can be trusted absolutely and completely with anything.  The two year old is still finding his way and his place in the family.  He is the comedian.  And he is the one who just throws himself into any situation; literally.  He seems to be growing up faster than my other two did at his age, and I think that is because he is close in age to his big brother and wants to do and be everything that his big brother is. 

Anyway, as I was standing in the kitchen making a snack for the 6 year old, I felt a tug on my shorts and looked down.  It was the two year old looking up and he just said, “I luu you daddeee”, then he hugged my leg and walked away to go play.  I of course pulled him to me, hugged him back and told him that I loved him too.  And as he toddled off to go put together a puzzle or play with a car or something. I stood there and realized that it was the first time that he told me that he loved me FIRST.  And that made me realize that we had taught him what love meant and how to feel it.  Talk about grabbing you right in a moment.  If a situation like that doesn’t incent you to be a better person; more than you could be without them in your life, nothing will. 

Different things incent and inspire different people in different ways.  My incentive to do more and to be more is my family.  My wife, kids, mother, brother, sister, and the loved ones who don’t share blood with me, but who I love just as much as if they did.  What inspires you?  Whether personally, in business, or in any way? 

I am proud to be a part of a company that helps people be more than they are.  And I am thankful that my family inspires me to not only be a better person, but to do a better job helping those who need inspiration, whether that is through incentives, or training, or loyalty.   Find your inspiration and if you need help setting that direction for your company, we are here for you.

Please have a great day, and go see the world.


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