1. I have two young adults daughters. They weren’t always young adults. They were kids. And like every kid, they were vulnerable to people with less than good intentions.
2. I’m a baseball fan. I especially like when players from my favorite sport do things that bring credit to it…even if they beat my New York Mets many times in their career.
So I may be a little more invested than other people in this story…though a lot of people are jumping up and down about it.
Third disclaimer: I get offended when people abuse the liberties that are the foundation of America and use them to promote hate, violence and cowardice, especially on the Internet.
No kidding. When American soldiers faced off against Nazi Germany and Japan in World War II it was with to protect the world from facism,
Not so morally bankrupt slackers could spread hatred without consequence. Seriously…a whole generation sacrificed for our liberty. They deserved better than this.
But I’m off track.
Like I said, I have two daughters, 21 and 18. Both know how to stand up for themselves. I like to think they were raised by Diane and me with honor, dignity and self-respect.
They both know when to draw the line with people who are treating them poorly.
And they both know how to ask for help when they’re in over their heads.
I tried never to step in and do for them unless they were at that point. That involved them having to work themselves out of a few tight spots.
But they knew we had their back when necessary.
And today they’re strong, independent minded, kind and compassionate.
Because we didn’t try to rescue them unless they really needed it.
I like when any parent gives their kids the tools to be strong. All different kinds of strong… physically, mentally, spiritually, financially.
It looks exactly like what Curt Schilling did. I’m sure he was tempted to do something stronger than he did.
But he didn’t overreact. He did what he had to do to keep his daughter safe and secure…while still letting her fend for herself.
If you’re a husband, a wife, a marketer, a trainer, a teacher, a lover, a friend…
If you’re anyone who cares about anyone else…
You just found your role model for empowering the people you care about.
Give people enough freedom to make their own mistakes, have their own successes and figure things out for themselves.
Then when they’re in over their heads, step up.
It takes your strength to not rescue someone from something they need to figure out on their own.
And it takes courage to put yourself in harm’s way when necessary.
But to be successful in anything that involves developing people…a family, a marketing team, a classroom,
a worldwide organization…
The principle is the same.
Take that to whatever you’re doing.
And thank a former ball player for the lesson.
Yeah, that’s what we do in the T3 Method.
Giving people a structure to lose weight, get healthy and find the self-love and self-respect so many have lost.
Letting them figure things out for themselves, and taking the occasional bump and bruise along the way.
Having their back when their in over their head.
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Have you let someone you love be strong on their own, so they could learn to do for themselves?
Have you had someone’s back when they needed you?
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