Rod and Reel Adventures - Fishing Travel Blog

Date: 1/9/2013 5:37 PM UTC

The wearing of multiple hats is something we all do. I'm a dad, a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a fishing travel company owner, a piano player, and an executive director of a nonprofit. But I have only one head. I'm not a circus clown, but I am becoming more adept at juggling than I ever thought I would.

One of my FAVORITE hats! Thanks Caddis Fly!

How do we wear many hats well? I think there are some key things to remember:

1.  Plan my outfits.
I can't always pick Monday as Daddy Hat Day....but sometimes I get Saturday! Monday - Friday from 6:45AM to 8:15AM, I wear my Daddy Hat proudly. From 8:15 - 3:20 I usually alternate between my Fishing Travel and NonProfit Director hats. You get the point? I have hats I wear every day and others are for special occasions.

2.  Take one hat off before putting another one on.
It's really difficult to keep two hats on one head and have it look right. There are times when the hats must be worn simultaneously, but it's usually awkward for all involved. I like to rest my hats so they are fresh when needed. If I wear one hat all the time, I get tired of it.

3.  Learn the art of the Quick Change.
I can go from Fishing Travel to husband in a heartbeat when my wife needs me for something.
4.  Pick styles that compliment the whole wardrobe.
Leading a nonprofit that uses fishing retreats to help leaders find health and running a fishing travel company go really well together. Daddy, husband, uncle, brother hats all fall under the "family man" genre of headwear. I don't try to make a hat look good on me because it's an awesome hat.

5.  Make sure my hats fit.
Some hats are bigger and harder to wear than others. Usually it's the heavy hats that make my neck sore. I don't try to make a hat look good on me because it looks good on someone else.

Just some things to think about. I hope you all have a great day!

Dale Williams

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