Respect by definition is “the state of being regarded with difference, esteem, or appreciation”. Everyone wants to be respected. My father, who had the biggest hand in teaching me “manly life lessons” for 40 years, modeled respect by treating people fairly and genuinely, caring about all people. He was in the “Good Guy Club”. He was able to win most of the time, and taught me how to win with people. Some demand respect and never get it. Some earn it and never have to ask for it. My father earned the respect he received from family, friends and colleagues by doing what was right. We all have moments where we make a bad decision and fall flat on our faces. I win the infamous “Father of the Year Award” more than I should, but I still try to do what is right. One of my goals in life is to have my son sit across the desk of someone I have worked with and have them say to Will, “Your dad was in the ‘Good Guy Club’, he played the game right. I want you to work with me and my company.” That is my definition of respect. Tough question…what are you doing today to earn respect that your children could be proud of, like I am of my father?