Everyone is born a genius
- That partner of yours. Yeah, the kid. We still have roles to play. They’re important.
- Spark | Time Capsule: this is one of those moments I want to remember.
- Spark Campfire | Step out of your comfort zone to uncover your true message
- Everyone is born a genius
- Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- The 1/4″ drill bit, Bali, cocktails on the beach, love, pride, and Spark
- Is your goal to have fun or win an award?
- I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Don’t wait 12 years. Please.
- It’s not only for you and your kids but your grandkids … and beyond.
- Is there anything possibly worse than not starting the project?
- Oops. That’s what I forgot: a story.
- The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Best books for doing activities with your kids, creating family memories, and building relationships between parents and children
- Spark: It’s about creating something from nothing. Let’s create a subtitle, shall we?
- People like us do things like this
- Why Spark? Why me? Why you? Why now?
- What if I’d like to be one of the people like you who do things like that?
- Permission to … change my book title?
- Write a book with your kids? 43 elements for success. 42 are optional.
- It seems like backwards math, but by creating, we are actually “getting” more than we are “giving.”
- The Widow and the Orphan
- Spark Love: About that 1 mandatory element of the 43…
- Recipe for Love
- Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Spark at “#1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education”
- Spark has hit #1 in Parenting in Free Books
- Spark Campfire
- When you document it, it becomes more real
- It takes as long as the time allotted
- I don’t want to navigate negativity.
- What’s the one little spark going to be that sets off the creativity in you (or your child)?
- Spark Campfire February 2019
- Find someone who believes he is alone and convince him that he is not.
- Well, wait a minute. That wasn’t so hard.
- Someone out there could use the help from the you of today
- I just got off the phone with my niece (and why that’s important).
- How to structure your non-fiction
- Spark Campfire | I wish I knew my nephew
- Spark Campfire | Why are you the person to write this book?
- Spark Campfire | Can we write a book and be less in front of a screen?
- Spark Campfire | How we define success
- Spark Campfire | So, you say you don’t have a book idea?
- Spark Campfire | Think about your audiobook before you thought you needed to
- Spark Campfire | Time Capsule
- Spark Campfire | Sweat Hut
- Spark | How do you answer the question, “What are you working on?”
- Spark: Ch. 3: Message in a Bottle
- The risk of remaining tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom
- Spark Campfire | Who can say what you want to say better than you can?
- Imagine yourself as a published author.
- Writing & Publishing: Why do we go to the gym? Wait, I don’t go to the gym. Exactly.
- Write Your Worst Book Ever
- This is what co-creating a book looks like
So what happened?
We “grow up.”
Sure, when we’re something older than a child, we can do wondrous things such as:
- Figure out taxes,
- Coordinate a volleyball tournament,
- Read a recipe for chicken tikka masala.
But around age 8, we lose some of our imagination, a bit of our dream world, and our innocent genius.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.R. Buckminster Fuller
I often quote books as I read them and especially when they apply to a book I’m reading. I’m currently reading (for the third time) “I Can See Clearly Now” by Wayne W. Dyer. (I highly recommend the audiobook version.)
He quotes R. Buckminster Fuller (as I reference above) as something of a “goal” for us adults to return to the higher consciousness of our youth. Back to a time when we doubted less, imagined more, and unconditional love was a regular thing.
It’s one of the main reasons our Spark book and courses involve kids. Sure, we could do a Write a Book in Month course for adults, but the part that we don’t quite grasp is we need the kids. For the Spark experiment, we need them more than they need us.
They’re the ones with the genius. They have the imagination. They have dreams and ideas and fun and laughter and we have…is tomorrow trash day?
This is a limited time offer. How so? Because won’t always be kids. Now that you’re an adult, you’ll always be an adult, but kids? They’re going to change into adults and there’s no going back to the genius,
Or is there?