14 May 2013

50 Rules for Success…

MY OPINION: I love quotes and writing to my daughter. So I was excited when I was approached by Claire at the PRbytheBook to review 50 Rules for Sons. This is a gift book full of great quotes that you might hear every day yet it’s refreshing because the author shares the backstory that encouraged him to write this book dedicated to his teenage son. Some quotes are profound, some are funny but they are relatable, wonderful message to share with young men {and women, his next book is dedicated to the young women}. This is one of the rules I love 

RULE 44: Look For Beauty in the Mundane.

SYNOPSIS: Father records life lessons for teenage son

(FORT WORTH, TX) When Stephen Hoch graduated from high school, his dad, Tim, gave him a gift that would last a lifetime. What had started as a letter turned into a list of life lessons that Tim wanted to share with Stephen as he went out on his own.

Lessons like: Be open to and unashamed of the possibility that you might be wrong. Take stock of where you’ve been, but don’t dwell on it. If you show up to class on time and sit in one of the first three rows, you will succeed.

This advice is now an inspiring gift book—50 Rules for Sons by Tim Hoch—that shares a father’s wisdom with sons who are leaving the nest.

In the first half of the book, the 50 rules are listed quickly, independent of any explanation—a format that appeals to the younger, 140-character generation. At the end, Tim gives the back story to each rule, explaining his personal life experience that makes the rule so relevant.

Tim’s advice covers the serious (Like yourself because most of your life your only company is yourself), and the more playful (Don’t bring home stray kittens). It reminds young men to be strong in their convictions, but humble in life. It encourages them to do good in the world as much as they do well. And he advises people to always have cash and a toothbrush on hand.

Taken from a lifetime of both failure and success, Tim’s words are powerful tools to help sons of all ages and backgrounds grow and mature into their best. Stephen—and his friends at Oklahoma University—appreciate that Dad’s advice is always close at hand.

TIM HOCH has practiced law in Texas for more than 20 years. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife and three children where he serves as Vice Chair for Catholic Charities-Fort Worth and is on the Board of Directors for Frog Club at Texas Christian University. He is also a volunteer at The Assessment Center and Child Advocates of Tarrant County, two programs that assist abused children. He is working on his next book, 50 Rules for Daughters. You can follow Tim’s blog here.

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