TalentEgg Staff Share Their Best Pieces Of Fatherly Advice

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As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, it’s important to remember to thank our dads and father figures for all that they have done for us throughout our lives. No matter what role they’ve played in our journey, we’ve all learned some valuable lessons from them over the years.

So, the team at TalentEgg thought it would be appropriate to remember the best career advice our fathers ever gave us – take a look at what they had to say!

Lauren Sutherland

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Lauren Sutherland
Content & Community Coordinator
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
From teaching me how to repair a shattered window (that I broke) to growing perfect summer tomatoes in the garden, I think the most important thing he ever told me was: “If you’re going to do something, do it well.” He taught me to find satisfaction in hard work and a job well done.
How has it impacted your life?
I think that this piece of advice has led me to appreciate the hard work of others and never take for granted what other people have built. At the same time, I also learned to rely on myself and know that I am capable of achieving my goals, because it simply comes down to working for what you want.

Lauren Cahill

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Lauren Cahill
Account Manager
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
Never underestimate the value of hard work and perseverance.
How has it impacted your life?
Sometimes things get hard and people can question your qualifications or reason for being where you are. My ability to really dig in and work hard has been the only “defence” I need against that – I am where I am because I don’t quit and I am not afraid to work hard and get my hands dirty.

Jasmine Williams

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Jasmine Williams
Content & Community Coordinator
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
One of the things my dad says all the time is, “It is what it is.” He’s a pretty chill guy so it takes a lot to actually stress him out. Whenever something happens that’s less than ideal, he usually just shrugs his shoulders and says this.
How has it impacted your life?
While the vagueness of the phrase used to annoy me a little, now I see it more as a reminder to take a deep breath and relax. There are always going to be things that happen that are totally out of your control, but worrying and stressing isn’t going to change anything. What you can control is how you react to it. You can choose to stay calm and think rationally about how you’re going to deal with the situation.

Madison Burns

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Madison Burns
Content Marketing Intern
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
Put away 10 cents of every dollar earned and don’t touch it.
How has it impacted your life?
My dad impressed this piece of advice on my brother and myself around the age of 7 or 8. As kids, our money came from babysitting or mowing the lawn. Ten cents from each dollar would go straight into plastic piggy banks. Though literally pennies at the time, my dad’s advice ensured that my brother and I were taught a real life lesson that would educate us on the importance of being financially literate as we grew up. Years later, having a small savings fund as emergency money reminds me of the true value of his advice.

Andrew Krelove

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Andrew Krelove
Account Manager
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
My father taught me one valuable lesson that has stuck with me throughout my life: the importance of hard work.
How has it impacted your life?
Growing up, my father would put in 10-12 hour days to provide for my family and to make sure my brother and I had what we asked for and could do the things we wanted to do. If it wasn’t for me witnessing my dad’s hard work each and every day, I never would have been able to pursue my dreams, see the world, or be in the position I am today. I am forever grateful to have him as my father and I hope I can one day be half the man he is to my family.

Sarah Bartnicka

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Sarah Bartnicka
Content Marketing Intern
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
The advice that has left the biggest impression on me was when he once told me, “if you’re in a hole, stop digging.”
How has it impacted your life?
Life can throw some crazy things your way, and I’m fortunate to have learned how to overcome the adversities I’ve faced so far. When you’re on a downward spiral, it’s easy to keep going in that direction and incredibly hard to reverse it. There were a few points in my life where this advice knocked sense into me. When something isn’t working, you need to change it – simple as that.

Veronica Yao

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Veronica Yao
Marketing & Community Manager
What’s the best piece of advice that your dad has shared with you?
When I was a little kid, I was a bit on the hotheaded side. I was often quick to temper, and had little patience when things didn’t go my way. One day, my dad bought me a little gold lapel pin that said the word “ATTITUDE” on it. I was about eight or nine at the time and I thought it was just an excuse to lecture me on a life lesson. Granted, it was totally an excuse, but it was also a good one. He told me that in life, everything is altered by your attitude towards it. So it’s important to have a positive attitude towards everything to make it work.
How has it impacted your life?
While I never ended up wearing that pin, I did keep it for many years. As I grew up, I discovered many instances where my father’s words applied. You can’t just wait for happiness to be thrown upon you – happiness is subjective and it’s all about the perspective you take on the situation and how you choose to take your next steps. The same thing applies to my professional career… Things weren’t always smooth sailing, but instead of getting into a huff and complaining about my rotten luck, I always adjust my attitude towards the problem and work towards finding a solution.