I was thinking today as my son is reaching 11 months old, that typically with most people the wife would go back to work. Which means kids get stuck in daycare for 8-9 hours or more. Well I’m VERY happy to say that is not the case for us. I’m quite proud of the fact I’ve got people in my life that were able to help us create the means to give my wife the opportunity to stay home with our son.
It’s funny though, people will justify how daycare is so great and how it helps kids socialize. I’m sorry I’ll call BS on that one. My wife is able to take our son to the park, to events during the day and socialize with other kids just fine without having to take him to daycare. See the thing that sucks about daycare, someone else has 8-9 hours to instill their beliefs and values into your kid when they are developing the most. I would much rather have the opportunity to have us as parents instill OUR beliefs and values into our son. Amazing how people will justify their position because they have no other means of creating something else in their life. This may be a bold statement however that’s how I feel and I would never trade the opportunity we have been able to create.
Just because everyone else puts their children in daycare does not mean it’s right or what you should do. If you don’t want to then do something about it. There are ways to make it happen…
Don’t take my word for it, check out John Maxwell’s teaching on your association. If you want to succeed in specific areas of your life, make sure you surround yourself with people that have those things, surround yourself with greatness. Great teaching here from John Maxwell, just one great resource that we in World Wide Dreambuilders get to tap into during Spring Leadership coming up in April. Cannot wait to hear what he has to say there.
On another note, I highly doubt someone like John Maxwell would put his integrity and reputation at risk by associating with World Wide Dreambuilders, you know considering he’s the worlds greatest teacher on Leadership. But what does John know eh?
“Birds of a feather flock together”
Sorry I must quickly apologize for my mental lapse today. I stooped to a lower level and engaged negative people going nowhere and wasting energy on something that doesn’t really concern them. I said I wouldn’t do that but again I’m only human and do make mistakes.
I think to move past this I’ll just head out tonight with some good friends, some good positive association and forget it ever happened.
Again sorry for my blunder…
So today in line I was thinking about how awesome the association is. Everyone here is jacked on life, excited for where they are goof and how they are going to get there. 7am was not difficult knowing who we’d be able to chat with and hang out with before heading in.
Sure we have some crossline people we get along with but I’m always excited to get around our team and running mates. Talking about successes achieved from the last time we spoke, new goals or dreams. Whats even better is we know how to help them achieve some of those goals since we’ve done some of them, Specifically how to free your partner. Good times ahead for our team and the people we are bringing on. Very excited.
Just outside again waiting for the evening portion to start where we will hear some pretty awesome stories from Lynn about his Ex-Ranger days. They have a great story, one worth listening to.
Just a positive day today for sure.
While checking my news feeds today I came across this little gem on CTV News:
You Can Catch a Divorce From Your Friends
There is a reason why we talk a lot about association and who you choose to hang around. This article just helps quantify why we hold so much value on our association. I’ve said before and many people before me that you are the product of the books you read and the people you associate with. The article basically goes into how friends and even siblings have an affect on your own marriage and the possibility of you having a divorce if they do.
Some interesting stats at the end of the article are:
“According to Statistics Canada, about 38 per cent of Canadian marriages end by their 30th anniversary.
In the United States, about 44 per cent of marriages end with divorce.
In both the U.S. and Canada, divorce rates peaked in the 1980s and have fallen since.”
Give it a read if you have some time.