Interview with Nicholas Harris (19) on how he became a programmer
Listen to this interview with our then 19-year-old son Nicholas Harris who shares how he became a computer programmer. It all started with a common youthful interest in playing the online game Minecraft. On the face of it, there was not much to make of it for his future. But when he tasted the productive side of the computing world, it sent him on a course that took advantage of his very logical bent and created a coding career for him that he loves.
Check out the coding outfit that Nicholas is currently with: https://www.blogfixer.com/
Interview with David Ask, sharing tools and ideas that prepare for a beautiful career in the arts
Listen to this interview with David Ask who shares his recommendations on how teenagers can engage now to prepare themselves for a life in the arts after high-school. He confirms that yes, artistic proficiency is necessary, but as important as technical excellence is, the intentional and humble relationship building aspect of a career is as important. He explains how it really works in the art world. Dads, your sons and daughters can have a successful life while pursuing their art!
Check out David Ask's web presence here: https://www.davidask.com//
Interview with Tucker Goulding (24 years old), landscaping business owner in San Jose, California
Listen to this interview with Tucker Goulding, a young adult who loves the physicality of work, and who had original plans of becoming a firefighter. He managed to pivot in one year from a deep investment into firefighting career path onto a landscape business ownership path in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the United States. When Tucker hit a "glass ceiling" in his firefighting aspirations, he shares how he went through a short phase of disorientation before he regrouped, stopped the self-doubting, and used a particular strategy to turn an old side-hustle into serious business.
Check out Tucker Goulding's web presence here: https://www.newmorninglandscaping.com//
Interview with David Ask, opera singer and businessman, on how to live successfully with the arts.
How would you coach your artistically bent 16-year-old son to embrace a mindset that prepares him for a successful life after high school?
Listen to this interview with David, a fellow dad with teenagers of his own, who balances a wonderful life of being singer, writer, entrepreneur, coach, and unashamed businessman, all at the same time. It's a wonderfully creative life that can be full of peace, harmony, and spiritual contentment.
Check out David Ask's portfolio here: https://www.DavidAsk.com/
Interview with Wil and Ryan Ingram, real estate investors
What would you advise your 16 year old who might be interested in a career related to property management and real estate investment?
Listen to this interview for the straight-scoop on how your young person could get prepared now, while still under your roof, for such a career opportunity.
Check out Ryan Ingram's videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=magYNIb9JlM
Interview with Dr. Justin Anderson, chiropractor
What would he recommend if you had a teenager showing potential for an interest in something like chiropractic work?
Dr. Anderson shares his career advice as a successful chiropractor and business owner. He would not have unnecessarily wasted six years of disconnected college time had he only done what he now recommends to young people. Listen to his strategy on how to get more clarity while still in the teen years.
Dr. Anderson's practice: https://www.wellnessmontana.com/
Interview with Steve Wisniewski, business owner, employer, and mentor
What is it like from an employer's perspective to take on and mentor high school aged young people?
Steve Wisniewski, a successful business owner, has a love for helping young people, especially young men, to establish themselves in the work world with the right mindset. Listen to his compassionate and caring insight into how to look at the work and business relationship with customers and clients.
Call with Renee Harris and 18 year old son Gideon - BONUS
Topic:When a company pays you to ship their Christmas packages for them
How much do you charge? How do you manage when it's over 200 gift boxes? What are all the obstacles to consider? Gideon did this for other companies when he was young and shares everything you need to consider.
Interview with Chris Render, graduation coach and consultant
Topic: How to Create the Ideal Graduation Road Map
Chris Render shares tips on how to create a roadmap and schedule so that your teenager graduates with all the things in place that he needs to really embrace his unique path post-graduation
Check out Chris Render's coaching and consulting services here: https://www.InitiatingImpact.com/
Call with Jonathan and Renee Harris about blogging - Sat, Oct 2
Topic: What Can Turbo-Boost Your Child's Talent Growth?
Jonathan and Renee have a “secret” that they want to share with you that is so powerful, you could almost fail at all the other parts of ParentTheirPassion and still, your teenager would probably succeed.
Call with Renee Harris and their 18 year old son Gideon
Find out what it's like for a child who had many interests when he was 12 years old to be raised by parents who parented his passion... within 6 years, what did he develop and what is he doing with it now?
Bonus: watch to the end where he says, "here's what I would make sure parents should know" (including where we did well and what we could have done differently.)
Chris Render on Teens and Mastermind Groups
Jonathan and Chris talk about the importance of mastermind groups for teens (and adults!) for accountability, developing a talent or business, goal-setting, and friendship.
Find Chris at www.initiatingimpact.com
15 year old Simeon - from voice acting to podcast editing for pay
Jonathan and Simeon describe Simeon's journey through talent development, beginning with an interest in voice acting and progressing through video and podcast editing, and sound design. Get inspired!
Zoom Call with Jonathan and Renee - Sat, Aug 21st
We talk about how an Apple ad perfectly captured how a young teenager can jump-start his interest into something meaningful.
Zoom Call with Jonathan and Renee - Sat, Aug 14th
More examples of how your child can use an interest to bring value to others.
Zoom Call with Jonathan and Renee - Sat, Aug 7th
30 specific examples of how your child can use an interest to bring value to others.
Zoom Call with Jonathan and Renee - Sat, July 31st
We talked about how your child can develop their own strong confident voice by using their talent development as the basis for clear communication.
Zoom Call with Jonathan and Renee - Sat, July 24th
Ideas on how to leverage the curriculum you are about to order so that it serves the goals of creating talent, passion, and inner motivation in your teenage son or daughter.
PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH JOSHUA SHEATS
Listen to a full 1.5 hour interview of my philosophy of talent building in children by Joshua Sheats of the Radical Personal Finance podcast. He interviewed me the first time several years ago and this is a follow up in August 2020 as to where we are with the Parent Their Passion method today. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired to apply some the ideas with your own children!
Ask us! VIDEOS
There's a process to building motivation in your children. Start with an interest, be intentional about the interests, and as your child pursues it, it quickly turns into a marketable and useful talent. Start young so that by the time your child turns 16 years old, doors open and opportunities begin! Start with the basics: choose a viable interest.