If you ever hear me talk about the school my children attend, I sometimes get a little misty-eyed.
Why? Get this. The school’s theme for the year is:
What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”
These kids are learning at a remarkably early age the power of brushing yourself off and getting back on that horse.
Somewhere between college and kid number two, many of us forget what it feels like to go out on a limb. I don’t think the choice between french fries and a side salad counts. We get scared the bills won’t get paid, that the grass won’t be greener, that there will be all risk and no reward. All valid reasons. I know I felt the same way. Until this past summer.
Going through homework with the kids this week, I realized this one idea (which repeats itself in lesson after lesson) shows them the power of trying again–and the sheer loss if they stop.
A few weeks ago, I sat down with a reporter from a local publication, “Inside Business,” to talk about what I have been doing since leaving television. That was a new experience. Over the weekend, an editor let me know it will be in the edition on newsstands now. In the piece, I talked about the power of mentors and masterminds. I want to say thank you to Michelle Pippin, a fantastic business coach who also writes for Inside Business, whose guidance and support have been invaluable.
This article pretty much sums up what I have been busy doing lately.
How about you?