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A Father's Approval

Chad Rogers talks about his relationship with his father.

By Chad Rogers
I'm sure that everyone can relate to this topic. We all live our lives by trying to please and seek the approval from our parents. Sometimes it's easier said than done. I love my father more than anything and I find myself constantly seeking his approval. My father has always been hard on me, which is a good thing and a bad thing. On the one hand, it's a good thing, because he is the reason I am so driven and successful today. However, I feel as though I am walking on eggshells when he is around.

My mother, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. Whether I am successful or not, no matter what, she is 100% supportive. She has stood by through thick and thin and I know she is always proud of me.

I would love to have a better relationship with my father because I know that life is too short to "sweat the small stuff." It's been a challenge for me, but I have learned to accept that "it is what it is." No matter what, I'm always going to love my father, because he brought me into this world and raised me, but sometimes it gets frustrating to constantly have to prove myself.

In the episode, Ron Richards, my client, gave me his two units to list in Sierra Towers. Sharing that news with my father was gratifying, because one again I was able to prove that I can do this. After filming, I sold Ronald's two bedroom for $3,800,000 and I have the one bedroom in escrow right now.

I know that even though my dad has a hard shell, deep down he's an amazing father who loves me more than life itself. Sometimes I just wish he could show it more...

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