Happy Father’s Day!
I want to thank my Father for showing us love the way he knew how which was to go to buffets and shower us with lots of toys and gifts. He cooked us spam ramen noodles, and he tried his best the way he knew how to take care of himself and others.
Him being around me at the beginning of my life had a significant influence on the man I have become.
It was interesting realizing how I looked up to many of my friend’s parents.
Thank you, Bill Jones, for letting me stay at your Margate beach house. I’ll never forget the cool breeze in the summers where we go biking around the shore. Those experiences helped me continue in my fitness journey now pushing myself through Crossfit, Spartan races, and I had even completed a century a 100+ Mile bike race. You always listen intently and have been a consistent figure in my life. It’s great seeing you when I come back to visit Cherry Hill.
You always know how to make us laugh with your silly jokes and how you loved hearing us talk about our experiences throughout school and in college.
Thank you, Mike Liguori, Sr for always being an awesome father driving us around to bowling, being so supportive of everyone who came to your house. I still look up to you today, and I’ll never forget how happy you were when we celebrated at Mike’s wedding to see us together again, hanging out just like the old days.
To Pi Delta Psi, for all of the older brothers mentoring, guiding, and treating the younger brothers in a fatherly way making sure we are well rounded not just hard skills but soft skills as well. I am committed to giving back as many older brothers have before me which is one of the reasons why I still so involved in the fraternity because not everyone is as lucky as I am to have as many great mentors as I did.
To my father, Khang Hang, who was not always the most fiscally responsible adult in the world, but he took care of his family and friends by taking us out to eat all of the time and buying lots of toys for us. Even though we did not have a lot of money, he treated us like he had all of the money in the world. Some of this rubbed off on me as I struggle with making sure all of my friends and family are taken care of before my own well being most of the time. It’s a blessing and a curse because I love everyone so much, but I do know the impact it has. Having this awareness so helpful, knowing that there isn’t a wrong or right way to do things. It is just your values and what you choose to do with your money.
Thank you, father, for showing us how to love the way you do. I am glad that everything happened that way it did because of you I mentor, coach, and have contributed to thousands of lives regularly through offering advice, coaching, and helping hundreds of professionals navigate through career decisions.
I have created so many beautiful connections through my searching for a fatherly father and mentorship.
Thank you for all of the fathers good or bad is just a perception. Often times, things don’t make sense until it does. In my case, having a father and not having a father around created a butterfly effect on me being this influential person I am in the world to create who I am and why I continue to help out so many around me.