Micah Love and his sons ( Photo Credit: April Reed with u4u Photos)
Micah Love is a pharmaceutical executive representative with a winning track record, including being a three-time President’s Club winner. The Houston is married Candice Love and together they share two sons, Luke, 5, and Lance, 22 months.
When Love is not with his family, he loves volunteering his time with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he has participated in the MS 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin for the past eight years and has been a top fundraiser for the past six years. He is a published author and is very involved with his church. Love enjoys spending his free time with his family, close friends, traveling and playing golf.
How would you describe your fatherhood culture?
I always want my sons to know that they are free to think and do things that are not the norm of society. I want them to use that freedom to develop their talents and passions to a level that will feel respected and looked upon as a leader.
From a father’s perspective, what two books would you recommend every child read?
The Holy Bible and The Alchemist.
Which fatherhood experiences have taught you the most about yourself?
One experience that fatherhood has taught me was by watching my children play and I realize that they live in the now. When they are playing with their toys or anything that keeps their attention, all they are concerned with is what is in their now, and they are enjoying it all. They are not worried about what happened that morning or the day before, or what is going to happen in the future. They are enjoying their now. Realizing this I have found that living in the now you can enjoy the small things in life and see the beauty that is around you. Which really allows me to enjoy my family to my maximum ability.
What insightful advice would you suggest about building a network?
Your network should be based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Matthew 22:39 says “Love thy neighbor as yourself.” When you get into the practice of loving people and treating them with respect as you do yourself, your network will be full of people who will stand by your side and go the extra mile for you in every walk of your endeavors.
How does following your spiritual values help you in life?
This has been the basis for me and how I can deal with the daily influences that surround my children when I’m not around to protect them. Personally I in trust, my life to my salvation and I walk in my faith daily. I can only put that same trust in my savior who is protecting me to also protect my family daily.