Thinking about our school days, they taught us several subjects, they gave us directions on the career we should follow and that’s all. It did not exist and is still not an excellent training program at school unless you are an athlete.
In addition, as the recent policy of the UK government suggests that all young people should have a coach or mentor, it is difficult to see how it would work in practice.
This situation remains worrying as the education sector continues to cut budgets and professional services.
During my teaching career, I have never seen or experienced how schools, colleges, and universities and, in this case, workplaces exploit the fundamental passions with which we were all born.
Imagine if the education system took advantage of our central passions and promoted educational issues around these passions instead of trying to classify them all.
After working with thousands of young people, my goal in life is to inspire and support parents, guardians and those who know them to guide them to a life and career filled with goals and fun do it. That’s why I wrote this article.
I like what I do for the results achieved by working with adults and young people. I see that people’s eyes light up when they realize what is possible and see a future.
This is especially important for what we describe as the lost generation of children.
With young people, I like to see them discover what they want to do in life because it helps them to focus on the choice of their studies. What will your story be?
So let’s go.
I would like to help you discover your child’s purpose in life and potentially yours. It’s ready? Keep in mind that these exercises are better suited to youth 14 years and older, because this is when the family unit begins to think about higher education in colleges and universities. In addition, this exercise is also useful for your children over 18, with or without help.
Without purpose in life, it is easy to deviate or get lost. As a result, it is easy to walk around and move around and do little in life.
I have met hundreds of students like this one who have gone to college without having a clue as to why they are here or what they want to achieve in life.
For starters, try talking to young people in an informal environment, do not sit down and start grilling as they will usually leave!
As a career coach, I use Jack Canfield’s principles of success and one of the most important starting points is to ask the young people in your area.
Ask them “What do you want?” The first thing to do is that the teenager: a) starts talking or writing things or 2) says “I do not know and I’m going to shrug”.
So the next question, if they want to get stuck, is to ask them what they do not want, for example. For the poor, the homeless and the unemployed, and only three examples.
Then ask, “So, if you do not want to be poor, defenseless, and unemployed, what would you like for yourself?”
At this point, you or they may be writing a list. The list will usually contain “things” like cars and vacations, as well as more spiritual things like being happy and happy. It does not matter what the answers are right now.
Once you have a list, have your child search the Internet for pictures of what he wants and print them. The images can be placed on the wall to remind them daily what they are pointing to. Some people like a list and that’s good too.