Life sure changed 2.5 months ago, when Penelope came into our lives. Having a kid is by far the hardest, most challenging thing I have ever done in my life.
Yes the six years of building my business was super intense and very challenging as well. And I am so glad I did it because now I am able to spend everyday at home with both Kate and Penelope. Building a business is challenging but it is relativity pretty easy compared to having a kid.
I didn’t even give birth or grow the child and it is hard.
Being a dad is such a complete adjustment to my role in life. It took about 2.5 months to really fully open my heart and embrace this new role in life. Women’s bodies are built to experience and develop the necessary hormones to take on this new role.
As a guy, this doesn’t happen, reasons are pretty obvious.
There is one thing that made the transition easier, talking to my buddies who have new babies, spend everyday doing one thing for myself to remain in balance, stopped eating wheat because it increases instabilities in emotions, and by far the best thing I do all the time….
I talk to Kate about everything I am going through, sometimes it is hard. When I told her I was scared, it was hard for me to tell her. But we can talk about the real things in life that are going on and it makes life that much better.
It wasn’t always this way but it is something we have worked on because it is the relationship we both desired in our lives.
Being myself, husband, dad, business owner, they are hard but consistent effort in all areas make everything that much better.
I am and will thrive because I am a badass.
Mike Watts is an entrepreneur, speaker, husband, and father.
Before becoming an all around badass by radically reinventing his own life, he used to work for Phillip Morris. Today, he shows business owners how to expand their choices, do less and create the financial lives they want.