“We are all fingers on a hand and together we are strong”
I became a single father 10 years ago and it felt like my life had stopped.
It was only a part of my life that had stopped, the proverbial rat race that I was addicted to. Running a business fulfilled my gifts and felt like purpose.
When life “paused” something great happened.
Yes I went through the withdraws like every single parent goes through. You want to play like an adult and it seems like everyone else around you is having fun. The lesson you teach go painstakingly slow and your at your child’s screaming command.
I went from talking with customers and running crews to parent teacher meetings and running a new type of crew. I had four children at that point in life.
It was this moment that also gave so much.
Like my first day of high school bumbling around , as so was I in this first part of parenting.
The second lesson in life!
A moment of relearning all the lessons of childhood over again through the eyes of your children.
A graduation from selfishness and ego entwined in a society view of finding ones self, too it not being about you.
This education molded me, honed my gifts in ways I never knew I could achieve.
Hammered on my brain with such a unique tapping of sweet voices of asking the same questions over and over;
Can I have a treat?
Dad what are you doing?
I’ve got to go pee.
Gifts aside what parents go through in raising children creates what I like to call the “Jedi Brain”.
It’s worth every moment.
Through this lesson Norm Average was born and the phrase “We are all fingers on a hand and together we are strong”
My kids being my fingers and me being the thumb.
At this time Norm Average was only born and the way I was saying the phrase was still selfish. Only including my family and not the world around us.
As in the beginning of everyone’s Second Stage of learning!
Over the years and lessons this became more and reached a larger circle mixing in neighbours, parents and my children’s friends. Looking at the world with New eyes realizing where my gifts belonged.
I had always used my gifts for monetary reasons.
The Rat race ideology!
Parenting had given me a love for people and an understanding of how beautiful and unique we all are.
How fallacious and helpless we can all be at any given moment in life.
We are all someone’s child!
I took a platform that I had built for my children and started teaching the world.
The gifts that had been honed for years in my “Jedi” training had become more than just mine. My world was more than just my family and I knew that it was mine as well as your responsibility to help create a better world for our children.
“Anyone can be a Superhero it starts at Home”
My platform was built for kids as a Father wanting to leave a gift for his children. A recipe that can be applied to every aspect of life without conflicting with anyone’s person, cultural or religious beliefs. Taking all the ego and gender out of the equation because Superheroes exists in all country’s and with all genders. The Heroes Journey and we all live our own type of existence in that realm.
Years have passed and I know help parents all over the world.
I’ve watched families grow and helped coach many others in getting their dreams going.
My kids are reaching their mid teens and also teach and follow the platform. Achieving their dreams one step at a time.
Helping others is amazing!
Learning how to use your gifts to help others is life changing.