Published on November 1st, 2016 | by Brett Harris
Raising Motivated Kids (Our Free Video Series For Parents)
The number one question we receive from parents is, “How do I motivate my kids?”
Well, my dad and I have put together a video series focused on answering that question — and it is available FREE for a limited time.
You can sign-up and start watching immediately, or keep reading to learn more of the story behind this resource.
The Survey That Inspired This Project
Last year we conducted a large parent/teen survey with 509 parents and 1,113 teenagers participating.
For parents, our primary goal with this survey was to identify their top questions and concerns as we prepared to launch our parenting course, Raising Kids to Do Hard Things, for the first time.
The survey was entirely open-ended. We didn’t offer multiple-choice answers. Parents could write anything they wanted in response to this question:
Survey Question: What are your top two questions about raising kids to do hard things that we absolutely NEED to answer in our upcoming book and online course?
And here’s what we discovered: The number one question parents had for us (by a landslide) was, “How do I motivate my kids?” Parents were asking things like:
- “How do I help my kids become passionate about something?”
- “How do I motivate them to actually do something?”
- “How do you motivate kids without nagging?”
- “How do I get them to be self-motivated?”
With virtually unlimited options to choose from, 27.6% of parents identified motivation as their biggest area of concern. And to put that result in perspective, more parents asked about motivation than about the next three top questions COMBINED. No other topic even came close.
This was very good news for us, because…
My Dad Is An Expert At This Stuff
I don’t know what you actually have to do to qualify as an expert. But I know from personal experience that my dad is really good at cultivating self-motivation in his kids.
And really, the entire message of “doing hard things” and “rebelling against low expectations” is just the natural outgrowth of how my mom and dad raised us. They were intentional about this stuff.
So when we realized that this is what parents want from us — we were stoked! Because we know about this! We know we can help parents raise more motivated kids.
Not surprisingly, our upcoming book and online course already focus heavily on how to raise self-motivated kids. But we also wanted to create a separate parenting resource focused on motivation — and give it away for free.
That’s why we created our video series, Raising Motivated Kids.
These videos are normally for members only, but are available for free viewing from October 30 – November 16, 2017.
So, check it out. This is some of my dad’s best stuff and it will only available for a limited time.
What’s Inside The Video Series
Here’s a preview of the first video in the series. There are four videos total and they will only be available between October 30 and November 16, 2017. After that the series will move into the member’s area of our online parenting course.
Video 1: The Dangers of Being Unmotivated
First, my dad shares the story of his first experience being self-motivated as a child (spoiler: it involves turtles), defines what motivation actually is, and outlines the dangers young people face when they are unmotivated.
Second, my dad shares the simple but effective strategy my parents used to try to keep us in a highly self-motivated state and responds to common objections, explaining why some parents might think they are doing this stuff already, but are actually missing out on the advantages.
Finally, he brings everything together, paints a picture what it’s like to have self-motivated kids, and introduces the powerful metaphor of leaky buckets and voracious fires.
The Executive Summary
Now, in case you like skimming articles, here’s what you need to know:
WHAT: Our free video series, Raising Motivated Kids.
WHEN: Available from October 30 through November 16th, 2017.
WHY: Because raising self-motivated kids will make your life much easier (and the fruit much greater).