You get on an elevator and run into some friends who are about to have a baby. They ask you for your best advice before you get to the lobby. What do you say? What wisdom do you give at a moment’s notice?
In this episode Billy and Joy offer five elements of their elevator pitch and while it’s not a complete list (we only have 20 floors in this imaginary building!), but it’s a start! Hop on board…
Related (ish) Links and Follow up
Words you like to say, Words you hate to say…
The origin of the Mike Tyson quote is: “Everyone has a plan until they get hit.” was explained in the Sun Sentinel:
"People were asking me [before a fight], 'What’s going to happen?,' " Tyson said. "They were talking about his style. 'He's going to give you a lot of lateral movement. He's going to move, he's going to dance. He's going to do this, do that.' I said, "Everybody has a plan until they get hit. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.' "
The correct Taylor Swift song is… Never grow up… lyrics here. Joy is still embarrassed she missed this!
We talk more about community in episode #7. Link is here
The exact Stephen Covey quote is "Begin with the end in mind" and is one of the principles from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
The fabulous proverb Billy mentions is Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Talk About This:
How is what we are doing today helping us leading us to where we want to be tomorrow? How are our decisions now leading us to where we want to be.?
Ask people whose families you admire, what their elevator pitch is for parenting.
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