Does Your Child Tackle New Projects?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.  GOT.   EASIER.   

 What does your child do when a new opportunity or challenge occurs?

  • avoids it
  • takes 3x longer to tackle it
  • feels inadequate
  • doesn't know where to start?

Odds are high you picked at least one of the above.

None of those responses are surprising.  Your "nearly grown" child still has some growing to do on the "rational/language" side of the equation while their "emotional" growth is practically complete.  

But, of course, tackling new things?   You and I know it is an absolute must in their becoming the very best they can be.    Of course, learning how to do this sooner rather than later?  It helps them get where they are heading faster and wiser.

How can you teach them to look at those opportunities and challenges?

AND

How can they master the steps to keep moving forward and avoiding the fear,...

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It's About Your Time - and a Hack Fix

 

Listen to the "Parenting Your Nearly Grown   JUST.  GOT.  EASIER."     Above
 
"My day feels like it has turned to MUSH"
"I worked ALL day and got nothing done"
"I studied for hours and hours and still got a C"

You probably don't realize it.  I didn't either.    Since the upheaval of our time structure this season, we have lost crucial time anchors. 

We've relied on those "anchors" for years.  Our "nearly grown" kids?  Many of them basically have only known these types of time anchors. 

The consequence?  Our day seems like mush -
a mash-up to use today's vernacular. 

But there is a way to focus in on how to right your ship (and your "nearly grown" child's as well.  

In this podcast: (see at the top)

  • learn an EASY time hack I have used for 30 years 
  • learn how you answer "Where did the time go?" and "I put so much time into this, what happened?" 
  • learn how...
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3 Habits to Success after High School

With graduation day JUST around the corner, you ask yourself this question all the time-

Is my "almost grown child" ready for life after me? They CAN be more ready than you think.

Here are 3 habit/educational moves they need to learn now - while in HS for success after the big "cross the stage for that diploma" moment.  

By the end of this podcast (link near top) you will be able to tuck these 3 solid success habits into their every day life. BONUS: at the end you will learn an easy method to avoid the graduation day panic of "what haven't I taught them"!

 

Podcast Episode Summary:

[3:08] "Talking Tall vs. Talking Small"
            - teach them to handle conflict
[7:25] "Sublime Time"
           - control and minimize their environment
[12:40] "Two Million Dollars"
           - the buck stops here
[16:04] Make a List and Check it Twice - the Practical Way"
     ...

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Fear No More

Does achieving “big things” seem daunting? Admit it, our “little small voice” can often be heard shouting “Who do you think you are? That’s way too big a dream for you!”

Imagine being a young adult and being told to dream big dreams. Great advice, but it often puts the cart before the horse. Surviving ACT/SAT, college applications, internships, a first job, or high school graduation can easily fall in the “fear” category, and the “huge” category to most. Huge & Fear quickly translate into a perception of “hard”.

“Missed Kicks Makes Brain See Smaller Goal Posts”

Hadley Leggett thru the Wired website writes of a fascinating study on perception vs. accomplishment:

“In a study of 23 non-football athletes who each kicked 10 field goals, researchers found that players’ performance directly affected their perception of the size of the goal: After a series of missed kicks, athletes...

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Life Can Be Messy

For those that know us, you've seen our passion and commitment to habit creation.   When we teach our course, we are usually concentrate on how to take habits to advanced levels.  Actually, that does a disservice to the entire system.  Allow us for a minute to discuss habits on a level that fits nearly everyone - clutter.  Are you about to send you child off into the world?  Then send them with the gift of declutter habits.  

As families, we are all busy.  All the time.  Clutter creep happens to us and our kids.  Take an honest look at your house, your desk, or your drawers.  For those that have taken our "Hacking Your Habits" coaching series, you know that we LOVE teaching our habit creation system, and reducing your dependence on willpower to do the trick.   But when it comes to what exciting new habits to create,  we continue to emphasize that it can be so much MORE than just habits in managing your money,...

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Think Small

It’s January (and beyond) and the world around us has already lined up to tell us that those New Year’s resolutions we made generally will fail.   Just today I read articles with these titles: 

“Why do New Year’s Resolutions Fail?”
“Why 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail”
“New Year’s Resolutions are Bound to Fail by February”
“Why People Can’t Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions”


50% or More of Our Daily Lives Center around Habits

Why do we run from “habits” and  “resolutions”?  In truth, they are intertwined.  Few people discuss how habits form the basis for resolutions and goals.  In fact, extending the length of habits and even stringing habits together can achieve far more than most think possible. 

Most fear “habits”.  They shouldn’t.  Here’s why. . .

START small

Don’t make your goal or resolution...

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