First, I want to say Happy Father’s Day to the traditional dads out there (fathers of human children). It’s a big job, and I’m impressed by what you do on a daily basis. I’m very grateful to have a loving, supportive father myself.
Second, Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there who have pets. Sure, it’s different than taking care of kids, but pets require a lot of the same characteristics of great fathers to stay happy, healthy, and stimulated. I’m a proud “father” to Biddy and Walter.
Third, here’s the new one: Happy Father’s Day to all of the entrepreneurial dads (and moms) out there. I’ve seen my business as my “baby” for years now–I helped bring it to life, I nurtured it into stability, and I’ve helped it grow. But I rarely talk about it that way, and even more rarely do I see other people discuss it in that context.
It surprised me by my how much it touched me to watch this video from a channel that closely follows everything related to Stonemaier Games. It was validating in a way that I didn’t realize I needed to hear. But I give so much of myself to my company in an effort to bring joy to tabletops worldwide, so it meant a lot me to watch this.
If you’re an entrepreneurial father or mother, I celebrate with you today. Your company may not breathe oxygen, but it has a unique type of heartbeat, and I commend you for all the love, time, and attention you put into it.