Empowering teens' development into tomorrow's thought leaders and entrepreneurs, and coaching them to become men and women of IMPACT, who can change the world.
This is the final episode of the Teen Catalyst podcast.
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Directing Youthful Purpose
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
In other words, teach your children to operate within their natural strengths.
Finding Your WHY
When you know WHY you’re doing something, it’s much easier to stick with and follow through on. Think back to the subjects in school that you hate, most likely you can’t see any reason WHY you should do it, or WHY you would ever need to use it in life (trigonometry). But when you can see the WHY, like knowing that workouts translate directly to results and success on the playing field, it’s much easier to stick with it through the hard things.
It’s the same with life, when you feel you have a purpose, your WHY, things just flow for you. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, or that you’ll enjoy every aspect of it. But it DOES mean that you can see where you’re headed, rather than just blindly charging ahead through life.
Your WHY is the measuring stick you hold up to everything in your life. “Should I take this job”, “should I move to this city”, “should I get married to this person”, etc. All you have to do is measure that against your WHY, and it will give you instant clarity on your path forward.
Go deeper into your WHY with this ebook: https://empoweringforwardmomentum.com/discover-life-purpose
Teen Catalyst father/son camping event: https://teencatalyst.com/tcfsevent
Sometimes you have to quit to move forward🤷🏻♂️
Sometimes strength isn't about perseverance. Sometimes it's about knowing when to quit. ~ Jennifer DonnellyCheck out the Teen Catalyst father/son camping and skills event happening June 24-26
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
To cultivate an attitude of gratitude, we have to take time from our busy day and remember to give thanks for all the blessings that keep coming our way on a daily basis. Gratitude keeps us focused on what we have rather than all the things we don't have, which keeps us in a victim mentality.
101KEYS Learn to Say NO
One of the biggest “Keys to Life” I know of is learning how to say “NO”. One trait of IMPACTFUL people is that they want to make a difference whenever, wherever, and however they can. Too often the thing that goes along with this is the propensity to say “yes” to every opportunity that comes up. Always remember, that saying yes to one thing, is saying no to something else. And that something else may just be the thing you SHOULD be saying yes to. Don’t be afraid to prioritize the things that are important to you. Don’t let someone else make their problems your problem, and force you to say “yes” just because they “need” your help. Learn to recognize when an opportunity is right, and say yes to those things, and no to the things that aren’t right for you. Say yes to more of the things that “light you up”.
Learn how to say “no”.
I’m not a teen, but…
Even an old fart like me can appreciate the snippets of wisdom and joy that Ken shares here. This will bless you no matter your age.