Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: September 14, 2020 – Stop Worrying

I been hearing hearing worry from people I talk with. They worry about themselves, their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

I goes something like this: I worry for the children around me. I don’t know how to help them. I sure hope ‘Suzie Que’ and ‘Arnold Cakes’ figure it out.  They seem too relaxed or carefree about their future.

I tell them put some of that ‘worry energy’ into helping them transform. It’s more common than we think.

Here are some extreme examples of transformations.

Shon Hopwood a convicted felon became a law professor. 

Liz Murray was homeless and still went to Harvard.

And there’s the most relatable story of Rahan Staton a sanitation worker in Maryland who got into Harvard.

He suffered childhood trauma. Then there was poverty, lack of food, put downs and condescension from peers and most debilitating a lack of love—conditions under which most of us would have quit, melted down or collapsed.

Rahan didn’t allow worry or ‘superficial’ roadblocks to hold him back. He couldn’t afford to. He marshalled all his energy to commit, endure and persevere toward his target, the BIG prize.

Read the entire article on Rahan’s transformation here..

If you can impart some of this inspiration, energy and lessons to the children you care about adding in a strong footing, a foundation from which to launch along with space, time and most of all love, they’ll get it.

Where did you start? How did you transform?