Thursday, November 6, 2008

212 Degrees

I had the opportunity today to be a part of a youth entrepreneurship fair. There were about 25 interesting ideas represented at the fair by youth in our area. The motivational speaker was very good. She spoke about our attitude and how it affects so many aspects of our lives and the lives of those around us. She gave some startling statistics, which I didn't write down. One I do remember was the average child hears "NO" or "you can't do it" around 148,000 times by the time they turn 18. (and we wonder why the world is in the shape it is in) She demonstrated how much better kids respond to positive feedback than negative.

The most important thing she spoke about was going the extra step or the extra degree. She used this video to really drive home the point.

Are you going the extra degree?

Kudos to Maci and Wesley from Happy for their outstanding job at the fair. Maci won 2nd and $750 and Wesley won 3rd and $500--all for going the extra degree. You can see more about Wesley's project and his family's business--The Happy Toymaker.