Real estate broker Eric Helm’s fatherhood playbook touts Black excellence

Share one of your fondest memories you’ve experienced with your father, grandfather or father figure.

The fondest memory of my father is being in the gym with him when I was only 16 years old. We had been working out together for all my life. It was my first time bench pressing 210lbs. I warmed up and just sat down on the bench and tried to lift it. It squashed me. My father reprimanded me immediately. He said “Before you try, visualize the lift. Before you sit down, visualize yourself walking to the bench, sitting down, laying back, lifting the weight off of the rack and finishing the lift.” I did exactly as he said and I was successful. He essentially was teaching me the power of my mind through visualization.

Another fond memory was of my grandfather. He was a Hall of Fame boxer who passed away in 1977. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017 in Canastota New, York. I did the induction speech inducting my grandfather into the Hall of Fame. What a memory!

As a father and a life coach, describe your playbook.

My playbook is to teach my son all of the small things that make an impact, such as truth, integrity, work ethic, love, friendship, family and hope.

What are your social media handles?

Facebook: Eric Helm
Instagram: @theclosingtable
Linkedin : Eric Helm

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