2 Million Dollar Lessons I Learned From An 8 Year Old

Jesus said “Except ye become as a child… ” and I’ve always wondered what that might have meant.

Yesterday I had a chance to visit with some of my nieces & nephews and one of them, Weston – 8 years old (or so), helped me to learn a couple great lessons.

I was asking him about his experience in school when all of a sudden he says…

“You know, the worst day of school is the first day of school and the last day of school is the best day of school.”

I burst out in laughter.  

Then I gave him a knuckle bump and said “I year ya little man, I hear ya.”

Seriously though, one of my real mentors, Robert Kiyosaki, has quite a beef with the traditional school system and I’ve always wondered why.

Here are 2 recent insights that have helped me to see a bit more of what he sees wrong in the traditional school system.

  1. In traditional school, if you work together with a classmate on a test – you get punished for cheating

In real life and business – if you don’t work together with others, you get punished with poor profits.

2. In traditional school, if you don’t know the answer to a test question – raise your hand and ask – your teacher will tell you “I can’t tell you the answer.  You’re supposed to know it and if you don’t know it – you’re going to be punished with a poor grade.

This made me think of a conversation I had with a friend & potential customer last week.

She is considering getting started with our new funnel builder and funnel builder academy and was asking me some questions.

As she was asking me about our support system, she made the comment “Sometimes i hear you guys say things that go completely over my head and I get lost.”

My thought when she said that was… “Why don’t you stop and ask us to clarify so we can help?”

I was so confused as to how we can, in our community, be doing our absolute best to show up and be available for people – and still have someone sit there and not ask a question.

When I think about how sometimes in traditional school, you’re punished for not having the answer yourself and, at least in the case of test taking, forced to never ask a question – it started to click.

So maybe in some ways, little Weston was right on the money when he told me, “Ya know uncle Paul, the worst day of school is the first day, and the best day is the last.”

And maybe Jesus was right when he told us to become like little children if we want to inherit good things.

Explore, be curious, fail fast & often, learn as much as you can in the process and for heaven sakes, if you don’t know something – ask someone for help.

I’ve found that successful entrepreneurs are some of the most willing, anxious and eager people there are in the world to help someone who is sincerely seeking.

In fact, just last week we wanted to put together an epic traffic training as a bonus in our new funnel builder academy product.

We reached out to a very successful serial home business millionaire Rob Fore, to see if he’d be willing to share some of his secrets with our members.

He didn’t even hesitate.

He said, absolutely – we scheduled it – and he took an hour out of his morning to share with us some of his most closely guarded secrets.

All because we wanted to know something that we didn’t know – and were willing to ask.


Thanks for stopping by and whatever you do, always go for your dreams,


Paul Hutchings

Paul Hutchings

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