Eddie Howard speaks on fatherhood at Project Daddyman
On May 23, Eddie Howard delivered his presentation, Fatherless to Fatherhood: Breaking the Barriers of Division, to young men and their parents as one of three featured speakers at Project Daddyman. Howard mentioned that fathers in the home may have as distant of a relationship from their children as fathers outside the home due to underlying issues. He detailed how pride can create a barrier between a father, his children, and their mother, and talked about the importance of building (or rebuilding) trust by demonstrating commitment, being honest, and keeping promises. Howard concluded by sharing his poem, Born to Succeed:
There is a time in every man's life when he arrives at the conviction that imitation is suicide and that he must see himself (for better or worse) as his own portion for success: and though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through the toil that he have bestowed on the plot of ground that is given to him.
Every man is personally responsible for what he is and what he does. And when we say a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean he is responsible for his own individuality, but he is co/responsible for all men.
When the natural power that resides comes to fruition, no one but him knows what he can do (except the creator) when he breaks out of doubt and disbelief, while becoming who he was created to be.
A man is relieved and happy when he has put his heart in his work and has seen the success of his plot in life.
Following the presentation, Howard sold and signed copies of his debut book, Still Convicted.