“How did you do that?”
On one of the first warm days of the year I came home with a little light left in the day and got to play catch with my son in the back yard.
Slowly it dawned on me that he was throwing overhand…very well. Moments later he picked up a 2×4 and beckoned me to throw him a pitch. He smashed it over the neighbor’s fence.
It took me a second to scrape my chin off the ground.
“Daniel,” I asked, “who taught you how to do that? How do you know how to throw and swing?”
“Grandpa taught me!” he replied.
That was the moment I decided to sell TwinTown Fitness.
Being That Guy
I realized that I had become “that guy”: the dad who isn’t around much; and when he is physically present, he’s not engaged, forever twiddling on a smart phone, ignoring his family to attend to business.
“That guy” is happy to outsource his parenting responsibilities to grandpa and grandma, or whomever really.
Yes it sucks but it’s temporary because he’ll have more time “later”, and then “that guy” can be the dad he really wants to be.
But what if “later” is too late?
I am who I am. And I’m not that guy.
Peter, Kayser, and Brock are the new owners of TwinTown Fitness, and I cannot imagine a better outcome.
Each of them has earned my gratitude, not through loyalty to me, but through their devotion to you, the athletes of TwinTown Fitness.
They are servant-leaders in the truest sense of the word. I have no higher praise.
It has been my very great privilege to accompany you on your journey over the last five years. Our paths were destined to intersect, for reasons I scarcely comprehend, but I know that I am the richer for it. Thank you.