My Father Left His Piano At The House When He Left…

Prince Father

Being a good father is never a popularity contest. Often, to the contrary, being a good father is to be the bearer of bad tidings. A conduit to the harder realities that lay on the road ahead in life.

Anyway you opt to sugar coat it, being a father is the toughest job you will ever love. I must have read 200 father quotes trying to find my Father’s Day contribution. What I loved about this was the guised love in the experience that Prince conveys. You know his father wasn’t behaving in this fashion to insult his child, he set a gauntlet before Prince, and this genius rose to the occasion. Almost on par with none other.

Life blessed me with a father who walked on water. I have watched others suffer through less than admirable dads. My father was always there when I wanted his advice, always allowing me space to try and fail or succeed on my own terms. My hope for this Father’s Day is that more dads rise to the challenge of being the hands-on parent who models the ideal behavior we expect in our offspring.

Wishing you all a joyous day with dad, remembering dad, or being celebrated as one! The next generation is counting on us to deliver on all fronts!!!

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Did your father use creative ways to motivate you? If so, what did he do?

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My father left his piano at the house when he left, and I wasn’t allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn’t as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him, and taught myself how to play music, and just stuck with it, and I did it all the time. – Prince Roger Nelson

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!