I was in Houston on business. On one morning of the trip I was visiting with my buddy Giovanni Catanzaro. The conversation veered into self improvement, relationships and always getting better.
Giovanni is young enough to be my son. Given his wisdom at such a young age I’d be proud. Sidebar, his Dad is a bit of a badass himself. Giovanni’s father’s business slid during the financial crisis of 2008. At 40 years old Giovanni’s Dad had a big decision to make.
How would this middle aged father and husband living in Long Island New York feed his family with his business falling to the wayside? He decided to join the Army. That’s right. At 40 years old Giovanni’s Dad went off to basic training.
Fast forward 5 years. It was time for another move. What did he do? He became a Cop at 45. With a role model like that who lives by the credo “You do what you gotta do,” it’s no wonder Giovanni is as wise as he is.
This was such a fun conversation. For those of us who often use the millennials as a punching bag, here’s a conversation to give you hope. Giovanni is a full blown millennial, but he is proof they aren’t all bad.