I had a great discussion with Jenny Lisk, reflecting the lose of my father at 10 years old.
I was lucky enough to have family and teachers that took me under their wing and put me on my journey towards becoming a successful corporate executive. entrepreneur, and an accomplished musician as well.
Topics included are:
- Going from a straight A student to barely passing after his dad died;
- Shifting from being a middle or upper-middle class family to relying on food stamps after his dad died, and his sense that they might have been homeless if family hadn’t stepped in to help;
- Hearing from all his relatives and family friends on the day his dad died that he now needed to be the “man of the house;”
- Finding out many years later details about his dad’s death that his family didn’t want to share when he was younger;
- Trying to look at examples around him to figure out how to be a man;
- Looking back now and realizing that he was probably depressed in the years after his dad died;
- What it was like to approach age 50 himself, which is the age his dad died; and
- Why giving back is so important to him now as an adult.