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Hey everyone, LOOK—>! It’s my better half in today’s Life Lessons! Buff Parham and I been through a lot together over the past nearly 19 years of marriage, including being tested mightily over the last year. But as I said here, we’re still standing and thankful for it. Personally, I think you need to get several things from a mate: you need to be loved and inspired and you need to learn too. It’s not a stretch to say Buff Parham is the smartest guy I know, but more than that, he is perhaps the most optimistic, resilient and realistic too, all things I need to keep me grounded and tethered. Of course he drives me nuts at times, but hands down, there’s no one I’d rather be in the foxhole with.
Thanks Buff for keeping me motivated, inspired and above all, believing in me, long after I gave up on myself. I will try to make you as proud of me as I am of you!
Yes, when I think about my life compared to the lives of most of humanity. All things considered, I am a very blessed person!
Don’t be in such a hurry to “grow up”. Take more time and savor every moment.
That adversity doesn’t build character—adversity reveals character…or the lack thereof!
Enough financial success to keep me out of the “9 to 5” world. I have little or no desire to return to the “corporate life.”
Count your blessings every single day. Do as much as you can for the people you care about on an unconditional basis.
Getting up at the same time every day. And of late, hitting the gym first thing each weekday morning.
Passing up the opportunity to study overseas during college.
Hopefully, that they fully understand that all of their actions have consequences.
Reduce my tendency to procrastinate doing the most mundane tasks.
I’m proud of the fact that there is no human that I fear and that I have the will and the ability to handle myself in almost any circumstance.
When my wife and I spent an amazing time in Paris, doing pretty much whatever we wanted to do!
Resourceful, loyal, independent, trustworthy, articulate, competitive, demanding, picky, insightful and courageous.
Buff Parham is an independent media sales executive who believes that asking the right question is often more important than having the right answer. He’s the proud husband of Rene Syler, and the father of an amazing adult daughter and two pretty cool high-schoolers. In spite of ample evidence to the contrary, he remains an incurable optimistic. Follow him on Twitter @buffparham