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Anyway, he offered me 3 pieces of advice that you don't hear every day that made a difference for me that I think are worth passing on.
First, he saw me struggling in the job world as I liked to stay up late, run around with friends, and generally party. He told me that, to get ahead in the job world, I needed to get into a routine that centered around a good night's sleep. It worked wonders.
Secondly, he advised me to take a year off after high school and work before heading to community college. I was the first in my family to go to college, and it was a dream of his to see me go. After a year of working and saving, I headed off to community college with extra incentive that comes from working full time at the bottom of the food chain and no need for a student loan. Years later, after going through the PhD program at the University of Maryland (all except dissertation), I marveled, even in those days, at the debt loads of my graduating friends.
Thirdly, he noticed my struggle with my rat's nest hair as I entered the professional job market (this was before rat's nest hair was in style). He suggested shampooing every day with Johnson's baby shampoo. It made a difference in my look and in my confidence.
Happy Father's Day!!!!!!