What do Gandhi, Mother Teresa, MLK, Walt Disney, George Washington, Jesus and Steve Jobs have in common? They were nonconformists. They colored outside the lines. They changed the world. Today’s episode is an interview that will make you laugh, dream and color outside the lines!
About Today’s Guest
Today’s guest is an artist, author, speaker, husband, father, and self-proclaimed cereal aficionado. He has made it his mission in life to annihilate Adultitis by uncovering the secrets of childhood and sharing them with others. Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Matt’s interview with Jason Kotecki.
Do you remember when you were a child and you played “make believe?”
You were a spy, a doctor, an astronaut, or perhaps an athlete. You took on the persona of whoever you were pretending to be. You talked like a spy would, you thought like a doctor, you did the things that kind of person would do.
In other words, you acted “as if.”
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The dictionary defines “make believe” as:
pretending that what is not real is real
Kids have the most amazing imaginations. I am experiencing this with our daughter now. Aracelli is 3 1/2 years old and she was talking to my mother this week. She told my mom all sorts of amazing tales of adventure, of dogs flying airplanes, chasing the deer through the woods, and doing all sorts of wild and exciting things.
What an imagination!
Most of us have an entrepreneurial spirit whether we realize it or not.
You’ve probably started more businesses than you realize. Yes, I am counting your lawncare business when you were ten. Yes, I am counting the spy agency you started when you were twelve. And yes, I am even counting the time you thought you could somehow profit from making a giant ball of rubber bands (or was that just me?).
Most kids started businesses what seemed like all the time.
As a child you said…
When you were a child, you saw problems with the world and said:
“I need to do something about that.”
“I should _____.”
“I can solve that.”
As a leader, you must do for one what you want to do for all. My kindergarten teacher meant well when she said, “Matthew, if you bring cookies, you must bring enough for everyone.” But that is horrible leadership advice. I simply wanted to bring an extra cookie to Mrs. Taylor’s class for my friend […]