Perthonalities share best advice from their dads
WITH Father’s Day just around the corner, Perthonalities share the best advice they received from their dad.
WA Premier Mark McGowan
Dad taught me to always try my hardest and never give up. In some ways, it wasn’t the advice he gave me but the fact I love him so much made me want to do things to make him proud.
WA Police Force Commissioner Chris Dawson
“You are the product of your priorities” is the best advice that my father passed on. How I approach, and what effort and focus I give to my family life, values, faith, health, professional career, relationships and private interests will determine and influence the results.
Fiona Stanley Hospital surgeon and researcher Fiona Wood
To make sure you get the education that gives you the choice to get up in the morning and enjoy what you do.
Community News chief executive Paul EteenBliss
My brother and I cringed when Dad suggested we join the local Scout troop. I can honestly say during those early years of my life, I learnt an incredible array of skills, many of which I still use today: fire lighting, first aid, nutrition, leadership and much more. This advice really did set us up well for life.
Singer Samantha Jade
My dad’s advice has always been to never ever give up. When my mum was sick, it was really hard to not give up and we only pulled through that situation because of Dad and his resilience. He truly believes that positivity is so strong and I believe that too.
Illustrator, writer and film maker Shaun Tan
As an architect, my dad was more about showing than telling, so that’s tacit advice in itself. Two things he always showed: wellmade things last for a really long time, and always finish what you start.