We temporarily interrupt our normal “Motivational Monday” in order to bring you 3 awesome gift ideas for Father’s Day. So without further delay…3 awesome gifts your dad would love …
1. Packers Comfy Feet Slippers – So right out of the gate, many dads will be thinking these slippers are stupid, but have him wear them around the house for an evening and I promise you he will will be thanking you again and again. Mine are a size too big. This allows for plenty of room if you are wearing socks. They feel like you are walking on clouds. Just awesome!
2. GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition – Ok, so I don’t own a GoPro, but I can tell you that they are great and I want one. (hopefully my wife and son read this post) I know people who use them for teaching skiing, I have seen them worn by tons of skiers and athletes. Just check out some of the videos online and you will want one for sure. One idea if you’re not an athlete? Strap one to your dog. Attach one on the kids ski helmet. You will have instant memories. If you want to buy one for me, go ahead! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Outliers: The Story of Success. By Malcolm Gladwell In this amazing book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
The portion on the Beatles is very interesting. So many people believe that people are just born with success, but perhaps the biggest takeaway from this book is that fact is that nearly everyone who changes the world in their profession or talent has worked absurdly hard to be great.
It really is one of my favorite books ever! Thank you Mr. Glawell!
Whether you buy dad a gift or not, at least spend time with him. Share a laugh or story and have a safe day!