Dave Burton wrote:I might have to repost this in a separate thread, but we'll see how this goes.
How does someone share what resonates with them (their little fire, their dreams, desires, and hopes) with people that care about them, when they differ from what their loved ones hope for them?
I do know what you mean here Dave and in my experience it's just a matter of finding the areas where someone can relate as a positive. I don't have to be the crazy guy who grafted 1200 apple trees in his backyard -- I can be the guy who came and planted 2 dwarf heirloom apple trees in someone's yard - for free! Not a builder of earthworks, but the guy who bought an excavator and taught his teenage daughter how to operate it. I don't talk through the detailed benefit of the black locust tree, but certainly can share that those trees I planted 4 years ago already have a 5 inch trunk!
Whether you try or not, people will find something to relate to and kind of latch onto that - you don't have to explain the whole theory and rationale for it to people who aren't quite ready for it.
I think also for parents, they want something exceptional for their children, and sometimes you know what that is for you better than they do and they will catch up later. You will always do better at something when you have a true passion and interest in it, so exactly what that thing is has less to do with it all. I didn't picture my wife turning a little Facebook interest group into a career in writing and selling digestive supplements, but as she followed her passion for educating, the business just took off! It certainly wan't a plan up front - just where passion crossed into making business sense...