A Brief Detour From Sales...

OK, so it's the first day of school for most of you, whether it was last week, or next week, or very soon. For most of us there is joy for our kids as they go off to fill their minds with new information, and more joy for us that they're finally going back to school…However, with the joy and excitement, comes with it frustrations - like buses being late, or early, children in wrong classes, or with teachers they don't want; missing mandatory school supplies, etc. But, before you pick up the phone to scream at the bus company, or bang out that angry email to the principal, or meet your friends for coffee to complain about everything else, remember this…

There are 2.5 million children this morning who will NOT be going to school in America. There are over 13 million children this morning who will wake up and NOT have anything to eat...

Let's teach our children to truly appreciate what they have, every day, and not to complain when one of their comforts is changed or compromised or God forbid, taken away.

Yes, the bus will be late, the teacher will be mean, their blue notebook will get ripped, and your child will complain...about everything. But the truth is, they learned that from us, from you.

Entitlement is a learned behavior… So is appreciation and compassion. Let's focus on the latter.