How did this guy...
Turn into this guy?
A few hard knocks, army, factory, marriage, babies. In short, he grew up.
He will never be a conventional 9 to 5 worker. He enjoys the freedom of being self-employed. He is a successful businessman.
(Plus, he had two awesome daughters. Yep, that's my dad!)
I think you have to work extra hard to help him first discover his passion for whatever, music,science, cars, (probably not girls though, he won't need your help there too much) then the challenge is to teach him the dedication it takes to really achieve.
This is where the pushy parent is most useful, pointing out the not so obvious skills that he might have to develop and why it's important to, for ex; study math when he wants to buy a bar...
I'd push, demand, hold him to a higher standard than he would like.
Don't let him be too comfortable where he can coast and get by.
He'll hate it, you'll hate it and it will all turn out good.
He'll be grateful and you'll be proud.
That's the plan, anyway.
Preach it, dad.
More to come, including: Digging for passion, nipping at ankles, and slacker strengths.
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