Joseph D Maher

Website & Gallery by Daddy 2023 – Book given to Daddy on Father’s Day by Mommy (from hoorayheroes.com)

What will Joseph be?  What will he do?

SUCCEEDING

 

Joseph,

There is a book on my website BotBotBest called Start With WHY.  My children are my most important WHY.  You. There are so many things I would like to teach you.

Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” from his book Outliers (link to book summary on my website BotBotBest) is a concept that suggests that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery in a specific skill or field.  I would estimate that I have spent well over 50,000 hours studying the science of success and successful people and companies.    My business and management strategies and philosophies are modeled in large part on Warren Buffet.  He overtook Bill Gates in 2008 to become the richest man in the world at that time.    I saw Mr. Buffet and his partner Charlie Munger speak in person for 5 hours in 2022 at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting.

Gladwell’s 10,000 rule implies that if you want to become really good at something, you need to put in a lot of focused and deliberate practice.   Overall, the 10,000 Hour Rule serves as a reminder that expertise takes time and effort to develop. If you want to excel at something, you need to be willing to put in the work and practice deliberately over a long period of time, often many years.

I expect that sometime in the near future I will have what may seem to others as “overnight success”.  The idea that “overnight successes” often take far more than 10,000 hours is a crucial one. In reality, most people who achieve great success in their field have put in countless hours of hard work and practice in private before they finally achieve recognition in public. Success is usually built on a foundation of years or even decades of hard work and dedication.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t achieve instant success. Keep working hard, and success will likely come in due time.

I wish my Father had given me this head start but then I am standing on his shoulders as he stood on his Father’s shoulders and on down the line of Mahers.  And you will stand on mine.  I gave a eulogy at as  his funeral before you were born (there is an audio recording which I will give to you).  I spoke about how I feel a responsibilty to pass on this knowledge, wisdom and experience he gave me that his Father gave him and to ensure that I take our family to the the next level in our evolution of spiritual, emotional and material success.  That is my WHY.

But you are still young.  A pre-schooler.  LOL   But… let us begin building towards your 10,000  hours and beyond.  I still have much work to do.  With actions not just words.   Hopefully by the time you are an adult I will have made a LOT more progess.

There are many books and mentors that I have begun assembling at https://botbotbest.com/blog/must-read-books.   When you are old enough you should begin reading the books on this list and exploring this site and others I am building.  That is a great place to start and of course I will teach you along the way.  I took this photo of you when you were born with a book called Succeeding.

 

John T. Reed wrote this book for his sons to document everything he felt that they needed in order to succeed in life.  Through my websites I am trying to do the same for you.

Love,

Dad

WHAT A MAN SHOULD BE

“IF” by Rudyard Kipling is a poem that provides a powerful and timeless message about what it means to be a man. The poem offers a series of conditional statements that describe the qualities and characteristics that a man should possess.

In simple terms, “IF” emphasizes the importance of being strong, yet humble, and of having the courage to pursue your dreams, even in the face of adversity. The poem encourages men to be truthful, respectful, and compassionate, and to treat others with kindness and understanding.

Moreover, “IF” emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and staying focused on your goals, even in difficult times. The poem encourages men to persevere through challenges and to remain steadfast in their beliefs and principles.

Overall, “IF” by Rudyard Kipling provides a powerful and inspiring message about what it means to be a man of character, integrity, and strength. The poem encourages men to live up to their full potential and to be the best versions of themselves, both in their personal and professional lives.

Read The Poem - IF

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

MENTORS ARE EVERYTHING

Good morning aviator.  This is your Captain speaking.  aka Daddy.  Welcome to basic fighter maneuvers.  Today’s exercise is DOG FIGHTING.  Guns only.  No missiles.  Working as a team you have to shoot me down or else.

ALWAYS learn from the Best Of The Best Of The Best.  ONLY listen to the advice of the Best Of The Best Of The Best.  IGNORE THE REST.  Be VERY careful who you listen to. MOST people don’t know what they are talking about.

When Joseph Grows Up – Daddy Edition

What amazing things will Joseph do?

Website & Gallery by Daddy 2023 – Book given to Daddy on Father’s Day by Mommy (from hoorayheroes.com)

G.O.A.T. – THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME

The Best Of The Best Of The BEST are sometimes referred to as the Greatest Of All Time.  G.O.A.T.s.

You are named for two of the GREATEST of all time.   Joseph, King of Dreams.   David, King of Israel.

JOSEPH – KING OF DREAMS

Engineer ?  Coder ?

Will Joseph be an engineer like his Daddy? Will Joseph code the next great software app ?  Will he code a website like this one?  Will he build spaceships? Will he program computers like his Daddy’s brother, sister, & Dad (Joseph’s Grandfather)?

Scientist ?

Will Joseph be a great scientist or inventor?

Astronaut

Will Joseph be an astronaut on Mars or beyond?!

Leader

Will Joseph be a great leader?  Joseph David.  Powerful names of great leaders.    Will he work on websites or businesses with his Daddy?  Will he be a CEO?  A Congressman?  A Governor?  President of the United Sates?  President of Mars!?  Ambassador to another Galaxy?!  When the aliens say “take us to your leader” will it be Joseph?  LOL

Dream Big Joseph

 

Website & Gallery by Daddy 2023 – Book given to Daddy on Father’s Day by Mommy (from hoorayheroes.com)

DAVID – KING OF ISRAEL

DAVID IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME

AND MINE. 

 

DAVID WAS AN UNDERDOG

DAVID WAS UNDERRATED

DAVID WAS UNDERESTIMATED

DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF

DAVID DEFEATED GOLIATH

They will tell you that your dream is TOO BIG

They will tell you that your destiny CANNOT be fulfilled

They will tell you it is IMPOSSIBLE to accomplish what you set out to accomplish

You are FIGHTING for your family

You are FIGHTING for your DESTINY

What you are fighting for IS BIGGER THAN YOU. DO NOT FORGET THIS.

DAVID RAN TOWARDS GOLIATH

DAVID RAN TOWARDS THE ARMY

DAVID RAN TOWARDS THE BATTLE

YOUR DREAM.  YOUR IDEA.  WHATEVER GOAL YOU HAVE… GET UP.  AND RUN AFTER IT.

THE MOMENT YOU OVERCOME FEAR YOUR OPPONENT IS BANKRUPT

STOP LOOKING FOR EVERGYBODY TO AGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO

IGNORE EVERYBODY THAT DOUBTS YOU

ALL YOU HAVE IS ALL YOU NEED

Unlock your creative potential Joseph

Website & Gallery by Daddy 2023 – Book given to Daddy on Father’s Day by Mommy (from hoorayheroes.com)

What will Joseph do when he grows up?

BE THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE

WHEN JOSEPH GROWS UP

DADDY EDITION

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