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Lance Armstrong doped his way to seven Tour de France victories and more than $100 million in endorsement deals that literally transformed him from irrelevance to global celebrity. When he was finally busted, Armstrong was stripped of his trophies, he got banned from cycling for LIFE and many dark clouds of lawsuits hover over him from sponsors and others that duped. (más…)
Almost exactly a year ago this week, the Miami Heat celebrated its first champion of the LeBron James Era. As sweet as that one was, this year’s win over San Antonio was sweeter because it seemed even more improbable. Ray Allen’s Miracle 3-point shot in Game 6 really became the clincher that changed our fortunes and for that we’ll be eternally grateful. My kids and I were just deliriously happy to see the Heat beat the Spurs and, of course, as we did last year, we did last night: we celebrated with our fellow riff raff in Hialeah. (más…)
On Tuesday, June 18 my youngest child Naomi turns 1 so we decided to get a head start and celebrate her birthday Saturday at Cool de Sac. We had a blast with nearly all of our closest family members present, including all of Naomi’s beloved cousins, my 99-year-old grandma Micaela, my mom, my father in law, aunt Millin and more family and friends. Here’s a little photo recap to commemorate the great first year this blessed child has given us!
NOW YOU SEE NAOMI….
You wanna know what’s screwed up about Major League Baseball? Look a little deeper than the obviously shameful headline from today that Major League Baseball is about to slap 20 players with suspensions for doping.
On the surface the length of the proposed suspensions for most of the players appear stiff (Yankees cheat Alex Rodriguez may possibly be hit with as many as 100 games). The problem is these suspensions are about as “stiff” as a slap in the hand when you consider the temporary, partial season loss of salary for cheating vs. the multi-million benefit of cheat (again see admitted cheat A-Rod). (más…)
The thing about being a parent is that children don’t come with instruction books and most of them are so unique that anything you learn with one you almost have to relearn with another. As a dad – and someone who is by nature both laid back and decisive – I find that understanding when to be soft and when to be strong with my children is very difficult.
The other day I was reminded of this parenting dilemma when my son came back with a report card that just plain stunk to put it mildly. My son Jonathan, now 13, is entering those puberty filled emotional days when everything revolves around him so when I saw his report card I was forced to calibrate my response. (más…)
If ever there were a cliche that rings true for me as a father of four it’s the one that says “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”
I don’t know what kind of person I would be without children but I know that being a father has made me twice as strong, efficient and wiser than I would have been without kids.
One of the most interesting ways that having this many kids has had on my life is that it’s forced me to be creative about how I manage EVERY part of my life and work. For example, on a personal level, I have learned to accept that no two days are ever going to be alike. Sometimes all the kids seemed to be magically in sync and cooperative, and on other days they are fussy with each other and/or with me and no amount of discipline seems to make a difference.
The biggest challenge my wife and I face has to do with how we manage our businesses and our family. I wish we had a magic wand for this but there isn’t one. The way we manage both is simply by being very flexible with each other and by using our time and resources very creatively. Managing a household full of children means I may schedule meetings a little later in the morning than most people do, or that we make a dinner meeting conditional on bringing one or two of the younger children whenever a babysitter is not available. If one of the kids has to go to the doctor, well, that won’t be easy on our schedule but my wife an I deal with it as best we could by moving our schedules around.
All in all, being a father of four and a business owner has made me twice as strong and better at both tasks. I have learned to be more efficient with my time and to live a more organized life (believe it or not). I may have to plan ahead anticipating what morning pitfalls may occur but knowing this is normal makes the adjustments that constantly have to be made less stressful. Despite the many personal sacrifices and hard work of it all I wouldn’t trade having my four children for anything else in the world because they have made me 2x stronger than if I never had them.
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