Chubby Rules      

Are You Really That Good?

Life lessons from Chubby (my dad) and other smart folks I’ve met on the road.

“Greg, you’re not really that good,” Chubby said.


“What do you mean?” I asked.

“You told me so,” Dad replied. “You just said it.”

“Not true!” I exclaimed. “Dad, you must have misheard.”

“No I didn’t,” Chubby said. “Greg, you just told me you were the best. That’s when I knew you weren’t.”

“What made you think that?” I pleaded.

“Because people who are don’t say it – they don’t have to.  People who aren’t say it all the time – they try to sell what they’re not,” Dad explained.

“So when I say I’m the best, I’m actually saying I’m not? Is that what you mean?” I asked.

Chubby smiled.


The lesson I learned that day?

Whether I’m good is for others to say.

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