When we think of big business success and then look at our ADHD ( fastbraiin) child’s 5th grade report card, we do feel a bit of anxiety. How can we push, change, train to excel, lead, instruct and not feel a bit of sadness? There is a pressure that drives and our children to worry.
We could flip that ADHD on it’s head.
Your child is FastBraiin. Start to see this as a point of encouragement. A positive not a negative. Start to use that language. Use this as a foothold to say you are special, you think fast. Let’s work with some simple plans and systems to help you retain information, steps to overcome obstacles that block who you were created to be. Let’s set a course for making a difference.
The Swiss said, watches have gears, wheels and springs, and they always will.
But a fastbraiin person with a small electronic chip and battery changed the world of time. Schwinn bicycles dominated the market, they made bikes one way.
Atari created a computer game but no one had a personal computer.
The skiing industry was dominated by corporations as Rossignol, Head, and Salomon selling “regular” skis. The personal phone was huge with a battery pack and antenna you carried on your shoulder.
In walks innovation by a FastBraiin individual. A person who saw thinking flipped upside down. These ideas and products were dreamed up, scribbled, doodled and fidgeted with by encouraged thinkers, in their garage, on a simple desk or a home work bench. They took on the large corporations. The mountain bike was rejected by Schwinn, now 70% bikes sold are of this type. Over 10 million snowboarders have rejuvenated the skiing industry. Steve Jobs changed the phone. He was turned down by the inventor of Atari to invest $50,000 for 1/3 of Apple. Pick up a copy of Fast Company, it’s a publication totally dominated by FastBraiin thinkers.
A 5th grade spelling test should not be the end of a great Fastbraiin thinker. Take a deep breath. You should be encouraged and in turn encourage your child. Encouragement gets their wheels and gears turning. Help lead the hero charge for those kids who might be the next great innovator. Encourage them to innovate, be innovative in your encouragement.
Here are first three easy steps.
This month try to turn these into a habit.
1st Step- Encourage.
2nd Step- Encourage
3rd Step- Encourage
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