Happy Father’s Day
I actually thought Father’s Day was last week. I called my Dad and wished him a Happy Father’s Day. Places seemed emptier than usual because (I mistakenly thought) all of the fathers must have been grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. I saw a man and his father having lunch and thought, “That’s a nice Father’s Day lunch”. Fortunately, I didn’t try getting a free Father’s Day Sundae from Burgerville (don’t worry—I got mine today :-)).
It’s funny how your assumptions color what you see. This is particularly true if you’re an entrepreneur. Because there’s so much risk and uncertainty in starting a company, you almost have to be an optimist to keep going. You have to be able to find the bright side and focus on that to get you through.
Entrepreneurial Father’s Day Movies
I checked out two movies to watch this weekend. One was “Speed Racer” on a recommendation by a commenter on my last post (I very much enjoyed the movie. Not sure why it was so badly reviewed). The other was “Night at the Museum” (I don’t remember why I checked this one out).
Oddly enough, both movies featured fathers who were entrepreneurs. I knew Pops Racer was an entrepreneur. However, I didn’t know Ben Stiller’s “Museum” character, Larry, was also an entrepreneur. As my wife and I watched “Night at the Museum”, the comical scenes involving Larry’s past attempts at starting a company and developing products hit a little too close to home 🙂
My family and I went to Beaterville for brunch the day after Father’s Day. By chance, there happened to be both a “Speed Racer” sign and an Easter Island figure (which was in “Night at the Museum”) right next to each other! What is the Universe saying to this “DUM DUM”? That I’m on the right track? 🙂
Here’s Speed and Son #2:
And here’s the Easter Island figure right below: