I love my kids. I’m sure if you have kids, you love yours too.
My kids are really smart. I’m sure yours are too.
There is the smart kind of stuff that I know I have taught them (pat self on back…).
And then there is the kind of smart that is kind of scary smart. Like “where on earth did you learn that?” kind of smart. (The kind of smarts I’m not always sure I have myself, so I defintely couldn’t have taught it to them.)
Case in point: A couple of days ago, I sent out an e-mail promoting my Do It Yourself Marketing Teleseminar Series. The focus of the e-mail was the idea I had heard over the weekend that “to every 3rd grader, a 4th grader is a god.” In other words, we all have people we can learn from and, conversely, to many people, we’re the expert.
My 9-year-old daughter is on my e-mail list. Apparently, that e-mail really “spoke” to her. (Marketing Lesson: you never know who will be affected or inspired by what you say or do. Don’t forget that!)
She replied to my e-mail with this (verbatim):
First, to get things straight, a forth grader is not a god to a third grader and much less me because i dont try to compare myself with other people in any subject i just try to see where i am and where i want to go which i pesonaly, think is a good choice and try to go in my own direction in life.
Is it a good choice?
Also,you were right about something and that is that the year 2009 is MY year and I WILL make my own decisions in most areas and it may lead to a great path for the begning.