‘Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout’

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Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pm


Tom Daugherty

Co-founder, Containers Up LLC

‘Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout’
By Rick Rigsby

In “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout,” author Rick Rigsby shares the lessons he learned from his father, who never completed the third grade but had simple, profound wisdom to share.

Tom Daugherty, co-founder of Milwaukee mobile party bar company Containers Up and chief executive officer of Milwaukee cleaning solution manufacturer Cleaning Supply Generics LLC, recently read Rigsby’s book – and it stuck with him.

“The most interesting thing was just the simplicity of how (easily) a good thing can make the world a better place,” Daugherty said.

For example, Rigsby’s father stressed the importance of being on time to demonstrate caring and leave a better impression on people.

Another lesson: “You get to choose your attitude. If you’re upset, it’s you. You can choose to be happy.”

Daugherty tries to apply some of the teachings from the book to his business by focusing more on the positives, and on being early to meetings.

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