I hope I am not the only one that feels this way! This last week in class we worked on a special Mat Chat called "Organization". Kind of a weird topic when it comes to martial arts, but a super important topic on succeeding in life. I used the analogy of wanting to open a donut shop on Mars. We tried to figure out everything we would need to start our business. A rocket ship, air, customers, donut mix, employees and on and on until we came up with every idea possible for our new venture. We then started to prioritize the most important things we would need first and it was pretty epic to see how my students think. In the end we related the topic to life and our future. We talked about how they can do amazing things in their life. We covered how to learn from others success and about starting small to learn how to grow big. The path became clear when we were specific in what we wanted to do and the people and business that could help us. Organization is not about shoes or pots and pans, but can also be about laying out our dreams in an order we can achieve them. In the end I saw everyone in class pick up on the idea that anything is possible!
Brent Tibbetts (Me)