Spark Campfire February 2019
- 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
Feb. 1: we’re a go!
You’d think, for me anyway, this wouldn’t be such a big deal. “Oh yes, here we go, another writing session with a kid.”
But I was on the phone with my niece late on Feb. 1 and I got goosebumps when she told me she wanted to do Spark Campfire this month.
I’ve written 5 books with my 2 boys. I’ve interviewed families about their experiences writing (and creating) with their kids. You’d think maybe it would get old.
But each time is new, a different path, a unique adventure.
We’re building something together. Two people, one goal, one month. Together.
This time is with my niece. Her name is Taylor. She’s 17.
We’re going to write a book together this month.me
For me, that’s (still) super exciting. I got the chills when she said yes. We’re going to do something, build a thing, create something from nothing. We’ll have it for the future as a thing we did. Together. Uncle and niece.
I don’t know what the book will be or really know anything more than we’re going to write a book together this month.
What if you could say that right now? Would that be fun, exciting, scary, or all of the above?
Would you like to join me next round? I’m thinking April, 2019.