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I’m A Blogger … First And Foremost I’m A Father

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Hi, I’m Larry Lewis and thanks for visiting my blog.

If you look up the definition of Mentor you're likely to find the following:

1. A wise and trusted guide and advisor.

2. A Person who shares experience, knowledge and wisdom about a particular area of expertise.

3. A friend, wise advisor and teacher.

As a mentor I have been blessed with the opportunity to play a part in helping others to become the person they wish to be. To help them create both the personal and professional lives they desire.

Equally as important in my life, is my desire to play a positive influence in the lives of the two most important people in my world. Here I am referring to Laura Jayne and Carly, my two daughters. They are still, in my mind, at a young and impressionable age. First and foremost, I’m a family man. I guess I’m just like any dad when it comes to my kids. They’re just beautiful and wonderful girls. I value the contribution I play in their lives, and never forget the importance of this role.

No matter the positive influence I've been in the lives of my readers, followers and now members of my course at All the Missing Pieces, my desire to help my two girls experience the wonders and happiness of life, is almost over powering.

Of course I’m incredibly focused on all the missing pieces. It is my dream. I believe 100% that people want simple, honest advice, first-rate personal service and a quality program to enable them to become success online entrepreneurs with a foundation of a  strong, positive mindset, which are both things my course offers. As corny as this may sound, for me it’s about making a difference, something I think is lacking in the industry to this point.

Everything about my business encompasses all my passions, bar one. The lives of my daughters. I love making a difference to people’s lives – even in just this small way, but I know that I have to be able in someways provide the very same to my two girls.

So maybe being a great mentor, and being a great dad provides me the juice I need to be the person I am. If through the person I am, I can have a positive impact on everyone I touch then my life can be called a success.

I've been a member of the school of hard knocks and what I discovered and learned I want to use to inspire others. I want to be able to pass on the formula for achieving outstanding success in each area of life. I do this through my coaching, and now through my new online course.

In business, I describe myself as a Professional Life and Personal Development Coach, Lifestyle Mentor, Blogger, Author and online business builder. But that’s not who I am – those are things that I do. What I am is a father and member of a wonderful online community. If I place these things in the forefront of my life, great things will keep happening for us all.  I aspire to be consciously part of both these, in a fulfilling role, contributing the best of who I am.

I’ve always believed in the necessity of personal development learning. This has not changed since I became a qualified coach. I know its important to grow, to expand my knowledge every day. We as humans are always learning, developing, expanding.

But today it was me that received some sound advice. I received it from my baby girl, Carly. She may be only 16 but she has shown me today she carries great wisdom in her young mind,

My daughter Carly, today showed me that I had  become so engrossed in my goals and working to achieve them that I had to a point taken my eye of the goal of helping to nurture her growth. Never again will I allow anything to prevent me from living my life and enjoying and celebrating what I have, even though I will help others to grow and become what they aspire to be.

When I look back at my life in the future, I may see myself having worked sometimes 60 or 70 hours a week, but never will I see myself withdrawing from my children, or the community I am developing as a mentor.

I want to continue to grow my relationships with my daughters, and my community, to continue to be part of their lives as a mentor, friend and of course as a parent to my two girls. I want to keep growing as a coach and feel that I constantly provide more and more to my community as well as my daughters, and I want to know that as an author, mentor, and blogger, as well as father, that I am making a difference in the world; that I’m empowering others.

Sometimes it takes a loved one to remind you of your priorities. Having developed the relationship I have with both my girls, I never need be worried about getting my priorities wrong because they’d be quick to point this out to me. I carry this same hope into my business, I wish to be there, supporting and nurturing my team, the followers of my course, and if I ever slip I will always want them feeling confident enough about being able to point this out to me.

So as my final thought for the day, thank you to my beautiful daughter Carly for being the girl that you are, and showing your dad the value of what we share together.

About the author: Larry Lewis
I am an entrepreneur with passion and purpose! I’m committed to motivating, coaching, and preparing others who want to launch, build and grow a passion driven business.
18 Comments
  1. J. R. Nova November 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I think it’s difficult to not ever get wrapped up in work, at least once in a while, especially when it can get busy, but it’s such an awesome thing to have family who will help us come back from the edge.

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      You’re right on both counts. At times work can take over far more of our time than we intend, and it takes the wisdom, love and concern of our families to bring us back to a healthy balance.

  2. jan November 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    What a beautiful post you have written. Family is what it is about for me as well. Thank you for this and be proud of yourself for the relationship you have worked to achieve with your daughter. Thank you for the post.

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Jan. There is nothing more important than family. Even when we work hard, putting all our passion in to our business and our customers, we must always remember that our family deserve our time and attention. I am a very blessed father, with two sensational daughters, who are my life.

  3. Roy Durham November 15, 2011 at 12:12 am

    well Larry do you own a shot gun if you don’t i suggest a 10 gauge greener . Those are might find looking ladies. i like your post here and think you are doing a good job as a father. thank you and god bless

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Roy thank you for your kind words and sensible solution to my woes. Fortunately both my girls have good brains to go with their great looks so they both know how to look after themselves. But whispering, their Daddies watching out for them.

  4. Cathy Beebe November 15, 2011 at 1:05 am

    We can always learn from our children, but we just need to listen. My children say I spend too much time on my computer. So, I listened. When they are around, I don’t go on my computer or phone.

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Cathy indeed wise words. We must learn to listen to our children, they often can see things that we can’t or won’t, and what i lopve most is having kids that don’t fear telling me how it is

  5. rimly November 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I think you are a great father Larry. But yes sometimes we get so engrossed in our work that we forget that we have kids who also need us. My son Ron often reminds me of that.

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Rimly it is so easy to get wrapped up with what we do, but i have learnt that my daughters will keep me on the straight and narrow.

  6. Jessica Mokrzycki November 16, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Great post Larry! You’re daughters are blessed to have you as such a caring and involved father! 🙂

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you Jessica, but it is i who has been blessed with two beautiful, loving and caring girls.

  7. Jim brandano November 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    A wonderful post Larry, two beautiful young women!! Of course your correct work is not the “most” important part of our life. Actually not in the top three. You and your daughters sound lucky to have each other!

    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/11/photographing-variety-of-life-large-and.html

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you Jim. It is so important that we get our priorities in order. Life has value from those that contribute, and my two girls give me everything i could ever want

  8. John Jarvis November 18, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Larry being a mentor and personal life coach to our children and Grandchildren does fill in all the missing pieces doesn’t it? And your daughters are both very beautiful but I don’t need to tell you that do I?

    • admin November 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks John, as always you are spot on with your words and observations. And i do love your keyword knowledge, lol.

      • John Jarvis November 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm

        You ain’t seen nothing yet Larry. Wait until Neil and I put our heads together. I am just not sure if mine belongs on his shoulders or his head belongs on mine to pull together all the missing pieces together. And I hope nobody takes that the wrong way…lol!

  9. Suzanne Grey January 31, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I bet those on the pictures are your lovely daughters.

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