Greg Secker tells us how.
It's not always easy to support everything your child wants to do, especially if their dreams and goals seem a bit unrealistic and you worry that they're setting themselves up for disappointment.
But at what point do we as parents open our minds and hope for the best instead of try to steer them in a 'safer' direction?
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And how should the youth of today go about pursuing their dreams and turning those dreams into a real future?
The Greg Secker campaign was created with the aim to inspire the positive growth of the youth today. As a well known motivational speaker and entrepreneur, we chatted to Greg Secker and asked a few questions to help keep our kids inspired.
1. What does the Greg Secker
Foundation aim to achieve and how?
Foundation’s primary goal is to provide life skills education to children from
all walks of life between the ages of 13 to 17 in the areas of health, wealth, leadership,
entrepreneurship and contribution. The Foundation achieves this objective by
hosting major one and two day events around the world from the United Kingdom
to South Africa and brings together world leading experts in these areas to
give their advice.
2. What advice would you give to
young South Africans struggling to pursue their dreams?
is power. When we are completely clear on exactly what we want to do, and we
can define exactly why we want to do, it elicits the human potential and our
internal driving force. There is a part of our unconscious mind called the
reticula activating system which is constantly looking for clues and triggers
based on our desires. When we can define our desires clearly, that part of the
brain will notice these clues and will tack on to them.
3. What steps did you (Greg
Secker) take to achieve your own goals?
believe in getting involved in projects I find fun, interesting and are in line
with my personal passions. There comes a time when existing projects no longer
generate the same desire or motivation and we must allow ourselves to become
playful and look for other projects which are more in line with where we are
4. What can we expect to
learn and experience at the Inspired Youth Programme
program is all about giving young people access to critical life skills which
are often omitted from the traditional curriculum. For example, how to build
rapport with people and create lasting relationships that are crucial to
results, how to build a business that is sustainable and not just attainable,
how to connect with your passions and to identify how to monetise these so
you're always doing the work you love and therefore have the feeling you aren't
working at all.
5. Any advice for this year’s
matric students in planning their after-school careers ?
I suggest people watch the video on YouTube "What if money was no
object"? (Click here
6. What important life
skills would you encourage the youth to invest in?
That's your best investment.
For details about the Inspired Youth Programme events and to book click here.
Do you support your child's dreams and goals? Send us your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org