I mentioned this in the forum a bit, but I read a book about a month ago while in the Netherlands - Ben & Jerry's autobiography called "Double Dip". I would highly recommend if any of you are trying to make a positive impact while building your company (assuming you're down the entrepreneur path, sorry I know I tend to stick to that side of the dropout message)
The past couple days I have listened to a few episodes again. I was looking for a specific one which I did find. I can't remember for sure who was interviewed but I think it was Derrick? In short after the first time I heard it i came up with an idea to use a hobby and passion of mine in photography to try and make it useful in the company and hopefully make my own job position there.
Didn't mean to send that yet lol. So other thing I wanted to ask about, I have a 15 yr old son in 9th grade and that boy hates school and is only going to pass 3 classes this year. I don't know what to do and he doesn't seem to care. I don't nag him I'm a pretty laid back mom but I go off on him once in awhile or just give him that disappointed tone. I only ask he get at least a C in his classes. He has a reading level of a college student and likes his jrotc classes but he can't remember to wear his uniform like he's supposed to. He's taken interest in welding and my dad has taught him some. We live in a rural area in Ohio an hour from Cincinnati and there's nothing here to help him outside of the cookie cutter crap.
For your son, I would help him discover exactly the things he is naturally curious about and interested in. What does he do when he's not required to do anything like school and after he's done doing relaxing things like watching netflix and playing some video games to unwind? Pinpoint that and then help him channel it into something greater.
I have to admit guys, I'm tireddd and my willpower bank is runnin pretty low. But I had to step back and remind myself: to not have the "I have to" mindset, but more of the "I get to" mindset. This week I *get to* have the opportunity to work hard with an awesome group to choreograph, perform, direct, and produce a new dance video. Despite the stress, that's pretty amazing. Keep killin it out there fam!
Wondering out loud here a bit - how ambitious is the right amount of ambition? Too much can be paralyzing, not enough is self-evident. Maybe being realistic is just a bad idea all around. Just so long as you can live with the consequences.
Monday's are my favorite. After work I go to a coffee shop to kill time & do personal work before my dance class later. Green tea + SD forum inspiration + brain-storming for my next project in a word doc + knowing I get to dance in an hour = best way to start the week ~