Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

have been a father for 29 years.

Do I know more now about parenting than I did at the start?

Absolutely.

Did I learn as much about parenting in year 29 as I did in year 1?

No way. Not even close.

The problem with becoming competent (let alone deciding you are an expert) is that the pressure to learn starts to evaporate.

Once we are “good enough,” well, that’s good enough.

I can’t remember the last time I bothered to read a parenting article, let alone an entire book, something I did all the time “back in the day.”

Whether having kids or building a business, it’s easy to stop learning and just keep doing the same old thing. 

Are you still working on getting better?

P.S. Happy birthday Evan!