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How to Help Your Kid Identify Their Skills

 

Episode 121 Summary:

Scott Schimmel explores the importance of helping children identify their natural skills and talents in order to build a fulfilling career. Scott shares personal experiences of how external validation and affirmation played a significant role in discovering his own skills. The biases of parents in shaping their children's career paths are discussed, as well as the danger of prioritizing financial success over personal fulfillment. He emphasizes the need for a narrative-based approach to help young people identify their skills and make better decisions. The conversation concludes with an invitation for listeners to share their own experiences and regrets.

Takeaways

  • Helping children identify their natural skills and talents is crucial for building a fulfilling career.
  • External validation and affirmation can play a significant role in discovering one's skills.
  • Parents should be aware of their biases and avoid shaping their children's career paths based on their own desires or financial considerations.
  • A narrative-based approach can help young people gain clarity about their skills and make better decisions. Sharing stories of regret and missed opportunities can help guide young people towards self-discovery and fulfillment.
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