Rules to live By 

1-Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2-Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.

3-The man at the BBQ grill is the closest thing to a king.

4-In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

5-Request the late check-out.

6-When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7-Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

8-Play with passion or don’t play at all.

9-Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

10-When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.

11-If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

12-Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

13-Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

14-You marry the girl, you marry her family.

15-Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

16-Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

17-Never be afraid to ask out the best-looking girl in the class.

18-Never turn down a breath mint.

19-A sport coat is worth a 1000 words.

20-Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

21-Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.

22-Eat lunch with the new kid.

23-After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

24-Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.

25-Manners make the man.

26-Give credit. Take the blame.

27-Stand up to bullies. Protect those bullied.

28-Write down your dreams.

29-Take time to snuggle with your pets. They love you so much and are always happy to see you.

30-Be confident and humble at the same time.

31-If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and refuse to be just ordinary.

32-In all things, lead by example, not explanation.

33-Vulnerability is ok and isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

34-It’s not weak to speak.