FC Youth News

Stop and Listen

March 21, 2019

 

Hey FC Parents,

As a parent I want my children to be extremely successful and happy, believing that their level of happiness will be their level of success. In short, I want my kids to lead a good and fulfilling life. As the parent of two children, I am constantly gaining a further realization at what a monumental task this is. What do I teach them? What experiences can I share to further their journey in life? What skills and attributes do I feel are important to compete and survive in this world?

One of my key philosophies in life is to stop and listen. In a hectic world with many distractions, stopping what I am doing and just listen has allowed me to ponder my existence and draw conclusions about life. One such instance of this has to do with the qualities of a leader. This is not to say that I want my children to go out there and be a CEO of some large corporation, but rather I wish my child to learn how to take control of their life and direct it for good. It just so happens that some of these qualities are those that have allowed businessman and women to do well in their line of work.

 

Whatever your definition of success is, the qualities that leaders should, and many do possess, are ones that parents could use to improve the quality of life for their children.

Any skill you choose to develop, will if you give it attention and focus. Take the time at home as I do at FightClub to cultivate good listening skills. Speak in a calm clear voice to your kids (don’t yell). Hearing improves with quite and in lower frequencies.

See you at FC,

emmanuel

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