Teach Them The Things You Were Never Taught

Teach Them The Things You Were Never Taught

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the Seller Success Summit 2016 hosted by Daniel Wagner and James Watson.  There were tremendous speakers, BJ Cunningham, Steve Anderson and Steve Bolton.  Daniel Wagner was entertaining as ever!

What got me though was James Watson.  The information he shared was valuable and a great reminder, however, there was something else he shared that not many people would have seen.

I was sitting on the edge of the third row so had a great view.  Just before his talk, his wife walked in with their beautiful twin daughters.  It was the first time that they had come to see Daddy on stage.  They sat at the front and watched while James went through his presentation.

Ok, so they didn’t stay through the whole presentation but were there to witness when James finished and the whole crowd gave him a standing ovation.  As he came down the stairs they ran to him and gave him a huge hug.

That was the moment for me!  You could see how proud they were of their Dad.

Now, I am a “new” father.  I have a two-year-old daughter, Imogen, whom I love to the end of the Earth and soon to have a son as my wife is due on the 29th April.

I want them to be proud of the things that I have achieved and will achieve.  I want to show that same passion that James showed on stage by doing something that he loved. During the break I checked Facebook and this quote came up:

“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should be teaching them all the things you were never taught.”

That resonated with me especially after what I had just witnessed.

It is so true! I want to be able to teach my children the things that I have learned.  Not just the “everyday” lessons but the lessons and skills that I learn while I attend these summits and workshops as well as the business and life lessons as my business keeps growing.

I would love them to become an Entrepreneur so that they experience the freedom’s that it can provide and if they wish to go into “corporate life” then at least they can make an informed, independent decision and not be scared to stand up for what they believe in.

What lessons would you pass onto your Kids and what are the lessons that you are currently practicing in your business?

Please let me know by  commenting below.

  1. Siobhan on April 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I want my girls to grow to be successful, thoughtful, caring, independent women. I am very new to the world of Amazon and I so wish that things like this were taught at school, particularly to girls. I’m 36 and striving for a brighter future. I strongly believe that the last 20 years of employment and studying have all been pivotal in getting to this point but who knows how things would look if I had known at 25 what I’m starting to learn now! I intend to educate my children (and their friends) over the years! Education is not just academic and I want to find ways over the years to bring this to life for them.
    The main lesson I would like to pass to them is about always considering those less fortunate than themselves and to always give something back and help others along the way!

  2. Anthony Robert on April 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Great post Jason. So true

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