18 months ago I was running a company that took up an astounding amount of my time.
I wanted to create something that would provide me with more leverage so I started researching online how to write an eBook. In the process I discovered the world of Internet Marketing.
That day the flame of discovery ignited.
I started to write a daily blog, often getting up at 5am to do it before the kids woke up.
All my conversation was about my new journey, and my family became quite sick of me.
I couldn’t wait to get the kids into bed at night so I could have uninterrupted time to trawl the internet gathering information.
Some nights I stayed up well past 2am because I couldn’t bear to tear myself away from what I was learning.
I was like a woman possessed. Every fibre in my body was yearning to learn more, study more, read more… I couldn’t get enough!
Two years later, almost to the day, I own and run the web’s first professional body for Work at Home Mums.
I have interviewed and been interviewed by, some of the web’s leading internet marketeers and am considered, by my peers to be an Internet Marketing Expert.
My eldest son Corey (8) loves computers and has an amazing capacity to concentrate for long periods of time.
His current loves are Minecraft and Lego Marvel Superheroes as he’s interested in anything that requires strategy to win.
His tennis coach told us, when he was five years old that Corey’s sole intent was to beat his opponent. He wasn’t concerned about hitting the ball hard or fast, it was all about using strategy to win the point.
Strategy is a natural strength for him and computer games is how he loves to use it.
Corey is immersed in learning about Minecraft in the same way I was immersed with Internet marketing. He spends the best part of every day watching, playing, reading and researching everything he can about these games.
This is how human beings learn.
When something resonates with us in such a way that it ignites a passion, we focus with intensity and laser beam focus.
School based learning does not tap into a human being’s natural learning process. What schools seem to fail to realise is that reading, writing, math and science are tools to get us what we want.
The are the effects of learning, not the cause of it.
Learning math does not cause me to be able to learn other things. Learning about things I love, causes me to learn math as an effect.
I have watched my son’s reading, writing and comprehension explode in the three weeks that he has been given free rein to pursue his passions.
I have watched him do his work with diligence, persistence and character.
I have witnessed him go to bed late and get up early, so intent was he to complete the next level. A few hours sleep was only a necessary tool that night to help him achieve his goal.
I am excited for the potential I see in my eight year old to lead a life that is filled with joy, purpose and passion.
I only discovered it at 32 and haven’t done too badly.
I can’t even imagine what the future may hold for this free thinking entrepreneur.
What are your thoughts on school based learning? Have you seen your child struggle to connect with what he’s learning at school?
Leave a comment and let me know.
Love Kim xo