Doors that are opened with crowbars don't generally have endings that are productive. Doors that are opened with keys are better received.
It works the same with new ideas.
I've been speaking, writing, and teaching on character education for several years now. I've had the opportunity to bring it into schools and universities. The impact has been tremendous. But like anything worth putting time, energy, and resources into, it's a slow grind.
Sadly...what I run into many times is a sense from leadership that they don't need anything else to address character education. There isn't time, money, or support to see it through, so they won't bring it in.
Let that settle on your heart for a minute.
Time. Money. Support.
We don't get time back once it's gone, and the longer we wait the more the next generation misses out. Money can be raised. Every time I hear "We can't afford to", my heart says "You can't afford not to!" And support comes in droves once we all agree character education is an absolute necessity. But we have to set our pride aside, and stop acting like bringing in character education to our schools is some judgement on our leadership and parenting. It's not. It's actually proof we care at the deepest level.
Until we can say that the next generation is behaving appropriately & leading effectively, character education will always be a necessity.
That is where you come in, and why I am writing this post today.
You very well may have, or be the key, to bringing my character education material to your school or university.
If you missed my blog last week, this is how to get the ball rolling.
Once you read through that blog, and the testimonials, you'll see why I am so passionate about this.
My hope is that a handful of you will reach out.
Take the influence you've been gifted with, and be the key.
The next generation grows up once.
When we blame time, money, and support, we steal from their future.
When we accept responsibility to provide them with this opportunity?
A door opens that couldn't have without your help.
I'm looking forward to the fall of 2017, as some schools are already excited about this, expressing their desire to bring character education into their schools on a whole new level. I'm excited about working with their faculty and staff to make this happen.
When the next generation is Mentally aware of their surroundings in every facet of their lives, and able to Verbally articulate WHO they are and WHY they exist...THEN...and only then...will they be able to Physically perform at their absolute best.
Mental: What they THINK about themselves, and others.
Verbal: What they SAY about themselves, and others.
Physical: What they DO for themselves, and others.
The #MVP Model is a ground-breaking, game-changing perspective that allows the next generation to tap into their potential. It creates confidence, humility, responsibility, and so much more.
In academics, athletics, art, music, community, globally...
All of it, and more.
That's the heart behind #MVP.
When you see this teaching come alive through my workshops with students in high schools and universities you can't help but get excited. The emotion in the room is palpable. The life-change is transformational. The entire experience...forever memorable.
Be the key.
Make the call.