My daughter’s 10th birthday was six months away so I wrote her a song. She was my little girl and growing up too fast. In a desperate attempt to stop time, I wrote a plea, “Don’t Grow Up on Me” and asked her to sing it with me. Four years later, she disregarded the message and grew up becoming a far better singer than her Dad. I took her to Nashville to record the song on her 14th birthday.
I shared the song at a conference full of successful mothers and fathers to illustrate the power of creating a connection with your clients. Later an advisor with daughters of his own said the song made him really stop to think about how he spends his time. This unintended gift was powerful.