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The Gift Every Father Can Give His Children

Thinking about that awful tie or useless-to-you tool set that you’ll be getting in a few days? Why not think about what gift you can give your children instead?

grandfather and 2 brothers seated on chairs, wood porch, The Gift Every Father Can Give, Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeisHOTBlog

The greatest gift a father can ever know is that he has helped to raise his children to become worthy adults. All it takes is to give them regular attention through careful and undistracted listening.

Give them the gift of paying attention! And wait, there’s more, with paying attention you also give them the gift of self-esteem, confidence and self-respect, in a boxed set shaped like a loving adult.

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Build Self Confidence and Ignite Your Success

A few weeks ago I wrote about putting yourself first and I asked the question, if you don’t put yourself first, who will? It’s the same way with self confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

Heron fishing at edge of muddy lake.

Building your confidence comes from realizing success, and success comes with confidence.

Confidence, believing in yourself, is a way of thinking about yourself and how you interpret what happens to you in life. When you think and act with confidence, you feel powerful and in control of your life. And, you’re more likely to experience success and to be seen as successful.

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Stop Blaming Others for Your Troubles

Stop blaming others for your troubles. If you want to achieve your dreams, if you want to live The HOT Life, then the first step is to take responsibility for your life.

spray of ocean waves against rocks

When you come up hard against a barrier, you can blame it for being there, or you can take a step back, change course, and find your way around it. Only when you find your way around it can you move towards your destination.

When you blame others for what is happening in your life, you deny responsibility for yourself. You also give others power over that part of your life. More importantly, you will never fix the situation. After all, if it’s not your fault, then there is nothing you can do to fix it. There’s nothing about yourself for you to change.

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