Happy wife, happy life

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Happy wife, happy life

How do I create a happy household? I think the most important thing that I did was have a conversation with my wife about what´s going to make her happy because we all know the rule: Happy Wife, Happy Life. And seriously, I mean I honestly believe that answer to be true but also my wife and I sat down and said what can we do to make our household a happier place for everybody, not just our kids but for us. And for us, what that really meant was getting some help at home. And I do not think it really matters what your income level is, I think that the only thing that makes a difference how much help you can get. But I think there are times when everybody could use a hand at home whether it just be in organization or help with the kids or in just managing everything that goes on in the life. I mean running a family nowadays is really like running a business and I don´t know a single business in this world that is really successful that is run with just one employee. I mean everybody needs help and so for us the most important thing was to get somebody in our house that could help us.

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Neil Tardio is a Los Angeles based director whose work spans across commercials, music videos, television/web series, and screenwriting.  He has won numerous awards including four Cannes Lions, four Clios, two London Art Directors Awards, 12 Addys, and 30 Tellys, exceeding more than 100 honors. His spot "Joint Man", for A Partnership with a Drug Free America, was nominated for an Emmy.

After graduating from Boston University, Tardio began his career as an agency producer and writer for such agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi and DDB/Chicago before launching into a full time directing career. Tardio’s first assignment as a director was to create the 1992 Peabody Award winning “Rock The Vote” special for Madonna.

Tardio went on to direct 32 episodes of a children’s sports program called PE TV, which aired on channel 1, and then ESPN.  He co-created and directed the web series, Lifeisode.   Tardio has directed music videos for numerous acts, most notably for The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Queen Latifia.  His original screenplay, Son of Santa, was sold to United Artists and he is currently writing a television series with Mitch Hurwitz. Tardio is attached to direct the feature film ShortCut Man based on the critically acclaimed novel by  P.G. Sturges.  

Tardio’s work packs the double whammy - funny and award winning. Now at Third Street Mining Company, his work exhibits realistic characters, witty style, and an attention to detail that exemplifies the highest standard of commercial work. He recently finished major successful campaigns for ESPN, Coke, AT&T, Volkswagen, Virgin, Budweiser, and Burger King to name a few.

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