took the time to talk with a four - five or even a nine year old? Was the conversation one sided or did you
learn something from them? In my opinion
if we can slow ourselves down and look at the world from their perspective we may
just see a really cool and wonder filled place.
The entrepreneurial bug
struck my oldest daughter at a very early age.
She would rally her friends to sell things like lemonade on the side of
the street. No you have seen these kids
before but she would sit there for hours.
One time we had to negotiate with her to shut down the stand because it
had been open for more than six hours and all of her friends had left. She would not budge because all of the dads
would be coming home soon and she thought she would get more business! Excuse me, from the mouth of a nine year
We so often give up on a
project long before it even had a chance to be successful. We sit there and wear ourselves out with
stuff and then throw in the towel just before something wonderful happens. What if we had the patience of a nine year
old and kept building as if the project was a smashing success almost oblivious
to the reality of our surroundings? What
if we could see the opportunity just around the corner?
The video below is of a
nine year old that has been the inspiration for a worldwide movement to
encourage kids and adults alike. I first
heard about this project when Cane was invited to speak at a Leadership conference
last month. He was on stage with
influential speakers like Maxwell, Cloud, and a litany of top rate leadership
guru's …. and then there was Cane and his Cardboard Arcade.
challenge for myself is to find the simple things that I can be exceptional at
accomplishing and do so with the reckless abandon of a nine-year old. Wanna join the movement?