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What To Do When Your Little Girl Leaves Home
Today I am NOT going to be talking about marketing.
It is the farthest thing from my mind right now.
And I also will NOT be telling you anything about writingsales copy... and I probably won't help you come up withyour next USP either.
Today my little girl is starting her first day of school,and frankly... I'm upset about that.
In fact... if I think about it for too long, I actually getdownright depressed.
You see, 10 years ago, when my sons were younger and theystarted their first day of Kindergarten (and by-the-way,wouldn't you think that should be spelled with a "d" insteadof a "t") -- I had more of a "normal" business running myfinancial planning firm and I worked in a "traditional"office, which was outside of my home.
And since I wasn't working in my house at the time, I neversaw my sons during school hours anyway. So I didn't reallyfeel the same sense of "loss" I'm feeling now.
The last 5 years have simply been wonderful for me.
First off, after having 2 sons... I finally had a girl.
In the beginning, before she was born... bluntly, I wasscared shitless about this.
After all, I didn't grow up with any sisters... and I justdidn't think I'd know what to "do" with her.
But here's what she's taught me:
1. There really IS a "clothing and shoes" genetic componentin female DNA. And... it gets activated pretty early.
2. Girls really DO mature faster than boys -- much faster.And so now I completely understand why girls your agealways want to date boys older than you, when you're ateenager.
3. When your daughter looks at you with "those eyes" andsays "Daddy ple-e-e-ase", you really will do whatever shewants -- regardless of how much of a "firm" disciplinarianyou are.
4. When sisters and brothers fight, the girl is ALWAYSright.
5. And lastly, my daughter taught me I don't have to losemy patience when my kids frustrate me. After all, it isliterally impossible for anyone with a conscience, to geteven mildly pissed off at someone so loving and cuddly.
Although I REALLY and truly will enjoy the extra time I'llnow get to spend with my wife (and if truth be told... theextra work I'll get to accomplish), I will miss my daughterterribly, and I will never ever forget the last5-and-a-half years of my life.
I have enjoyed every single drawing she made for me, whilesitting next to me on "her" side of the desk (and, I've keptevery one of them -- even the one's with the beads glued onthem)... I melted along with every single grin she flashedat me... and I smiled ear-to-ear -- regardless of what Iwas in the middle of doing -- every single time sheinterrupted me to ask "Daddy, can I sit on your lap?"
In fact, the truth is, as much fun as I've had... when itcomes down to it, I probably should have paused and enjoyedmy time with her, even more.
After all, I've only got 45 or 50 years left here -- whymiss out?
I know it's time for her to grow up, but... one thing's forsure: We'll be making even more memories together startingthis afternoon, when we pick her up from school at 2:05p.m.
Now go hug your kids... and then go sell something,
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