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It’s a special Thinking OTB this week! We have with us two guests who are very close to Steve’s heart: Chase and Christian, his two teenage sons! They’re here to answer some questions about what it was like growing up with two entrepreneur parents, how they think about money management and hard work, and some advice they have for parents from a teenager’s perspective.
“What’s your Favorite thing about your Dad?”
As the sons of two successful entrepreneurs, it’s very clear that these boys grew up with a very real sense of money management. They both talk about what it’s like to have jobs now as teenagers and what it means to have a strong work ethic instilled in them from their Dad. In Christian’s case, working at a warehouse and putting those lessons to the test brought it all together for him. “That's where my work ethic finally clicked like, hey, if I put my mind to something, I can do it.”
Making their time mean something is very important to the boys and comes from Steve’s philosophy of problem solving by thinking outside the box. Chase talks about how important it is to him that his time means something. “I also feel like he taught us that the quality of your time is more important than the quantity. I'd rather I'd rather spend one night with my friends and all hang out and have the money to enjoy that and spend all the other days in that two-week period working and making that money rather than only work three days a week and have all this time to spend with my friends, but all we do is sit around and play Xbox.”
All of this comes around to the relationship between these boys and their father: not a moment is wasted between them, and even among all the lessons and hard work he makes their lives as fun as possible. When asked about their favorite thing about their dad, they both had the same answer.
“For me, it’s the fact that you can be a really good adult and a really good kid. You can sit us down and teach us lessons about real estate all day long, but at the same time we'll be all sitting there eating dinner and you spray us with the hose.” – Chase
Teaching life lessons doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. It’s making the most of the time we have and using that time wisely that is the most important, especially where family is involved. Be spontaneous, try new things, and don’t be afraid to make memories when the chance strikes you!
“’No’ or ‘I won’t’ is not an option when you live with Steve Valentine.” - The Valentine Boys
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