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“Be passionate about your career and be passionate about something for yourself.”

Last year I helped Tim write a letter to his 12 year old daughter. Here's an excerpt:


“Be passionate about your career and be passionate about something for yourself.”


I can’t tell you how lucky I am to do something I love, to earn a living every day. It makes me feel like I’ve hardly worked a day in my life. To get out of bed ready to attack the day because I have a passion for my job is a wonderful thing. Over the years, what I love about it has changed. I started working in the NFL and I had to pinch myself to be able to create content about a sport I love… and get paid for it! But as the seasons passed by I found what I really love is leading people towards a common goal. It’s the relationships I cherish. So, if you love the work you’re doing that’s great. But if you love the people you see for more than half your day and you’re working to accomplish something together… you’ve hit the jackpot.


Here’s the tricky part. No matter how much you love your work, you can’t let it run your life. Find a hobby that gives you complete, unplugged happiness. Travel, hiking, yoga, photography, painting… it doesn’t matter. It’s something that you have a passion for that you can enjoy throughout your entire life.


And just as important as focusing on your own happiness – helping others. I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve found myself down or depressed, and the simple act of doing something kind for someone else has shaken me out of my funk. Besides the personal fulfillment helping others gives us, it’s our duty as Christians to look out for our fellow human beings the way Christ did.



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What great advice from a dad to his daughter!


The truth is, as dads and moms, we all have infinitely more wisdom than our children.


As they navigate life they need that wisdom.


Writing a Legacy Letter is about making sure that your advice, your thoughts, and your feelings are being clearly communicated, received, and planted in your children's life.



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