With today being Father’s Day, I can’t help but be infinitely grateful that I had the best mentor anyone could want—our founder, and my Dad, Win Brignac. Having parents that were business owners when I was growing up taught me so many lessons that I still implement in my personal and professional life. I am blessed to still have my mom in my life, but lost my dad several years ago. Nonetheless, his legacy and lessons guide my daily life. Thanks, Dad!

Here are you a few of the many things that I’ve learned from Dad.

1. Moms, you can do both, and you can do them well.

Ladies, do not think you have to choose a career over family. It is very possible to be greatly successful at both. Check out the blog I wrote including tips for working mothers.

Every working mom has felt like they are missing out on their children’s life. I’ve been there too, but this is not the case. I know this because my dad taught me that I can find a balance to follow my dreams both professionally and enjoy my family time.

2. Be confident.  

In a world filled with male business owners, my dad taught me that it was crucial to have confidence in my business knowledge and my leadership abilities. He saw my mom was proof that it is possible to succeed in this business culture and he knew that my situation would not be any different. His certainty in my ability to take over the family business was just the beginning of me being the confident business owner I am today!

3. Family comes first.

Being a business owner, work can overflow into your personal life quite often. Dad showed me how to separate work and home life by always keeping family first. I pride myself in continuing to follow this lesson that I learned from my parents in my everyday life.

These are just a few of the infinite lessons my dad taught me. I’m happy to say that to this day he influences BRDP and our business decisions often thinking, “What would Dad do?”

If you are fortunate to celebrate this day with your dad, thank him for the positive influences he has had in your life.

What life or business lessons has your dad taught you? Feel free to share them with us in the comments!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers!