The Dad Notes Project

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By Chris Yandle
The Dad Notes Project is a collection of notes, life lessons, and words of encouragement. What started as simple daily notes to my daughter are now bite-sized anecdotes for every day life.

Read and written by Chris Yandle (@chrisyandle)
Flashy Isn't Great
Rather than focus on the big, flashy moments to find greatness, we should focus on the million little things that lead to something great.
03:06
February 10, 2019
Judging Others
Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.
02:52
February 3, 2019
The Gratitude Attitude
Why are we so angry? Gratitude is going to carry us further than anger.
02:42
January 23, 2019
Hammer and Nails
Our parent toolbox must have more than just a hammer. If we only have a hammer in our repertoire, then everything will look like a nail.
01:59
January 13, 2019
Time
You can have all the money in the world, but you can't put time in your bank account because time is the most precious commodity.
02:35
January 7, 2019
Open-minded
As a preview to Chapter 2 of 'The Dad Notes Project,' this is an except from my book, 'Lucky Enough' which is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
02:09
January 5, 2019
Credit
Not everyone will notice what you do. Life isn’t one big participation trophy. Never stop doing your best because someone doesn’t notice or give you credit.
02:21
September 27, 2018
Risks and Failure
When you try, you will risk failing. When you don't try, you will guarantee it.
02:14
September 17, 2018
Better
Every day is a chance to get better.
01:02
August 31, 2018
Bloom
Bloom where you are planted.
01:07
August 30, 2018
No Matter What
No matter what - keep smiling and keep learning.
01:12
August 29, 2018
Wish
Don't wish for it. Work for it.
01:18
August 28, 2018
Be Strong
Be strong but not rude. Be nice but not weak.
01:31
August 27, 2018
First Day of School
Today is the first day of what will be a fantastic year.
01:44
August 9, 2018
Authentic
We live in an inauthentic world. We show people what we want them to see and what we want them to think. People are scared to be their authentic self. Why?
01:54
August 8, 2018
Words
Words have power. Mean what you say, and say what you mean.
01:39
August 7, 2018
Significant
Be significant rather than successful. You can be both successful and significant, but if you couldn’t be both, then which one would be more important to you?
01:35
August 6, 2018
Pie
Do you want a piece of the pie? The whole world’s your kitchen - make your own.
02:14
August 3, 2018
Critic
Criticism reflects the critic. Don’t criticize what you don’t understand.
02:07
August 2, 2018
Life
Life becomes simple once you realize that it is not about you.
01:27
August 1, 2018
Smart
Pay as much attention to your needs as you do charging your smartphone.
01:50
July 31, 2018
Humble
Accept a compliment with humility, and give a compliment with sincerity.
01:58
July 30, 2018
Beautiful
An ugly personality destroys a beautiful face.
01:39
July 29, 2018
Argument
Don’t raise your voice. Improvement your argument.
02:12
July 28, 2018
Allergic
Don’t be allergic to logic.
01:44
July 27, 2018
Aloud
If your life was a book, would you read every chapter aloud?
01:25
July 26, 2018
Fountain
Are you an energy fountain or an energy drain?
01:28
July 25, 2018
Expectation
How many times has resentment crept into your life after someone didn't live up to your expectations?
01:24
July 24, 2018
Life Backwards
Evil is live spelled backwards. Why would you want to live backwards?
01:15
July 23, 2018
Your Story
Our world would be boring if our lives were all a well-crafted story.
02:13
July 21, 2018
Emotion-less
We are all emotional creatures, but we can control how our emotions cloud our decision-making.
01:37
July 21, 2018
Listen
Do we listen to understand others or are we simply listening to reply with our opinion?
02:13
July 20, 2018
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