Let’s take a little walk back in time. Way way back. Past the twentieth century. And let’s keep moving back through the centuries till we get to ancient Greece and Rome. All the way back to around 200 BC. Because that’s where you can first see articulated “dolls.” Boys and collectors call the modern day versions action figures. But the idea is they’re toys that are designed to move like humans.
The toy company, Hasbro, is credited with coming up with the term “action figure” in 1964. And they did that to market their G.I. Joe figure to boys who didn’t want to play with “dolls.” And it worked like a charm. In fact, action figures have become so popular that adults collect them. Sometimes with a passion.
As a result, action figures keep moving off store shelves in a big way.
But I don’t share this action figure history because I’ve become a collector. Hardly. It’s the keep moving part I’m interested in. I thought about it again when I re-read a message from one of my clients, Jennifer.
She said this about my RondaReady System, “The time organization has given me an outline of what my day should be like. Not only day-to-day, but the next day, the next week, the next two weeks, and for months. It’s given me the structure I need to keep moving forward and know what I need to be doing every day.”
And Jennifer also said this about the System Thinking part…
“I held myself accountable. Because it was set in front of me. And I knew what I needed to do. Before, I didn’t have that. So, it’s nice for me to actually have it visually…to see and hold myself accountable. I know, when I’m sitting down writing goals, not only in business, but personally do, I know what to write down and where to put them. And I know I need to see them daily in order to accomplish them. And things like that would have been extremely helpful my whole life. It would’ve been great to know starting way back…in school.”
Then Jennifer mentioned study habits and how System Thinking would be great for school kids. She shared her own study habits as she grew up.
“I taught myself to cram before a test.”
“And that was basically staying up all night. I DID do OK. But that’s not a good study habit to have. I’ve seen my oldest kids struggle with study habits. So, I think you gotta have a personalized study plan or a life skills study plan. And I don’t think she’s (oldest daughter) learning that at all. Yes, I think that stuff’s important. And no, I don’t think they’re (kids) getting that anywhere, except for home life.”
Of course, that made me wonder if Jennifer thought my RondaReady YOUniversity could help kids who are about to go out into the world.
“Yeah, definitely,” she said.
“I feel like it would be a benefit. And I feel like it would be a benefit to start earlier. Maybe even middle school. I mean, that’s when kids start to grow into who they actually are. But definitely high school and college…yes.”
So, there you have it. A working mom who’d like to see her kids get a better start in life than she had.
And that’s a huge reason why I created RondaReady YOUniversity. And it’s a proven System with over 20 years of proof behind it. I’d love to tell you more if you’re interested. Book a call with me at the button below. And let’s see if RondaReady YOUniversity could help you keep moving and get where you wanna go.