Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Show Your Kids Random Acts Of Resourcefulness

Today’s fantastic family finance article is:

Fix It Tools

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.” ~Steve Jobs

How can you help your kids discover that simple fact?

Random acts of resourcefulness.

The next time something minor breaks in your home, don’t replace it, don’t call in an expert. Fix it. With your kids in tow.

Show your kids this simple pattern of resourcefulness that Jim Wang describes in today’s featured podcast:

  • Here’s a problem.
  • You don’t know how to solve it.
  • You figure it out. (Hint: YouTube and search are your friends here.)
  • And now you do know how to do it.

Jim captures the incredible power of resourcefulness: “Someone has given you this gift that not everyone else has. Now you’re part of this club of people that can solve this problem. There’s discovery and joy in that.’

And confidence. Before long, your kids will be saying: “I can fix that.”

Not long after that, they’ll be saying: “I can build that.”

Another entrepreneur will have joined the club. And somewhere, Steve will be smiling.

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