December 24, 2017

Rules for my Son and Daughter Update

A few favorites from the book Rules for My Unborn Son.

  1. Never shake a man's hand sitting down.
  2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain't one.
  3. The man at the grill is the closest thing we have to a king.
  4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  5. Act like you've been there before. Especially in the end zone.
  6. Request the late check-out.
  7. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  8. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
  9. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
  10. Don't fill up on bread.
  11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.
  12. Don't let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  13. If you need music on the beach, you're missing the point.
  14. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
  15. You marry the girl, you marry her whole family.
  16. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  17. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
  18. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
  19. Never turn down a breath mint.
  20. In a game of HORSE, sometimes a simple free throw will get 'em.
  21. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
  22. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  23. Thank a veteran. And then make it up to him.
  24. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
  25. Eat lunch with the new kid.
  26. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
  27. Ask your mom to play. She won't let you win.
  28. See it on the big screen.
  29. Give credit. Take the blame.
  30. Write down your dreams.

*Update - It's crazy to me but this post has somehow gone viral. For clarification, this was a list I consolidated from my favorite sayings at this (Source). **Originally Posted 5 years ago

Bonus Six Rules for my six-year-old daughter

My daughter will turn seven next week - Just some random things that I thought of while looking over the Top 30 Rules for my Son.

  1. Treat everyone with respect
  2. Never settle for less than your very best every day.
  3. Save as much money as you can. Understand the power of compounding.
  4. Never be afraid to ask for help.
  5. If your not earning enough money, your not giving enough value.
  6. If life gets you down, three words - Silly Hat Day

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