This Sunday, June 17 is Father’s Day. Don’t worry—there still time for Amazon.com to ship that desk and pen set you’ve been eyeing. But seriously, just like Mother’s Day, it’s great to see this country set aside a day to celebrate the dads in our life. Where did the tradition come from? A recent article in Reader’s Digest has the scoop:
In 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd started her quest to establish Father’s Day as a national holiday. Dodd was one of six raised by her single father and thought fathers should be honored the same way as mothers. After a year of petitioning her local community and government, Dodd’s home state of Washington celebrated its first official Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. Over the years, the celebration of Father’s Day spread from state to state and, after a long fight, it was finally declared a national holiday in 1972 when President Nixon signed it into law.
Of course, history can be quite fascinating. As we reflect on our own father’s this Sunday, we hope that you and yours have pleasant memories and also current moments to cherish. Which got us thinking about a key benefit to franchising—family time.
It’s worth noting as we celebrate Father’s Day that part of what makes a father great is the amount of time that he has to devote to his family. And depending upon certain circumstances, this unfortunately isn’t always the case. Many fathers must work long hours, often away from their spouse and children, just to make ends meet. Many more feel the constant pressure to perform at work and allow that factor to disrupt normal family dynamics. It can be something as simple as sharing dinner together. Taking a child to sports practice or tucking in a toddler at night.
At FranNet, we often hear similar stories from those who have begun an entrepreneurial journey. They take stock of their own lives and add up the amount of time they spend working for others. The conclusion is often the same. These folks are burning the candle at both ends just to please the boss of someone else’s company. For many, this leads to an epiphany of sorts. They conclude that if they’re going to put in this much effort, work this many hours and give up that much family time, they might as well be working for themselves.
Enter franchising. Where you can become your own boss, running a proven system designed not just to lead you to business success, but allows more flexibility and free time as well. Free time to do the things you want to do. To drive your kids to soccer practice—and stay and watch. To participate in “game night” at home with your family. Heck, to take a half day off and go fishing with your kids if you felt like it. When you become your own boss, it all becomes a possibility.
That’s a message we have for all the dads out there. If you’re ready to turn a page in your own life which will lead you to becoming an even better father, we have a few ideas and concepts we’d like for you to review with us. Franchising can present options and open new pathways for you that you once thought weren’t possible.
As a father, if you can imagine a better scenario in which freedom returns to your lifestyle, maybe give us a call and sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation meeting. We at FranNet think you’ll agree that it’ll be worth your time.
From our FranNet Family to yours—may all the father’s out there have a wonderful day all their own.
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