How to Raise Your Kids to Lead Extraordinary Lives

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Highlights: How do we as parents teach our children to be their best selves? You have to discount old rules if you're trying to raise extraordinary children.
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Lifebook Founder Jon Butcher shares the secret to raising children that succeed in the real world.

About the Video

We all want our kids to become their best selves — so how do we do it?

Schools can provide the fundamentals of math and English, but they can’t teach our children how to live extraordinary lives.

But Lifebook Founder Jon Butcher discovered the secret to raising extraordinary children. In this video, Mindvalley founder, Vishen Lakhiani, and Jon discuss these controversial yet powerful ideas.

Jon first wanted to teach himself and his family to be extraordinary — and in doing so, he accidentally created the Lifebook program that’s helped thousands of people design a spectacular life.

And now his philosophy of parenting can help you jump on a completely new paradigm of success for your kids that modern education utterly failed to make clear to us.

In this video, you’ll discover:

  • (1:17) — The modern brules on raising children and the downfalls of an industrial-age model of education
  • (6:59) —  The most powerful mode of learning, and why entrepreneurs often don’t always succeed academically
  • (10:01) — The most important advice that every parent should know how to raise kids to lead extraordinary lives
  • (11:27) — The most valuable hack to make you a better parent and a happier person.

Watch this video to learn more about how to teach your kids the most valuable skills for success in the real world.

How-to insights

Here are five key “how-to” insights that you can find in this video regarding raising your kids

  1. Rethink Traditional Schooling

    Jon Butcher discusses the limitations of the traditional public school system, which he views as an industrial age model primarily designed to produce factory workers. He suggests considering alternative educational approaches that align more closely with entrepreneurial values and personal passions.

  2. Prioritize Passions and Interests

    The importance of allowing children’s passions, interests, and family life to take precedence is emphasized. This approach involves creating an environment where these aspects are not just fitted around educational obligations but are central to the child’s development.

  3. Focus on Practical Learning

    Butcher points out that much of traditional education involves learning things that may never be used in real life, like cumulus clouds or igneous rocks. He advocates for a more practical approach to learning, where children are taught skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to their future careers and life.

  4. Encourage Entrepreneurial Thinking

    As an entrepreneur himself, Butcher values teaching kids to think like entrepreneurs. This involves nurturing creativity, problem-solving skills, and an ability to see opportunities where others might not.

  5. Align Education with True Desires

    he video suggests that education should be aligned with a child’s truest desires and interests. This means creating a personalized learning path that resonates with what the child is genuinely passionate about, rather than following a one-size-fits-all educational model.

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Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman is the SEO content editor for Mindvalley and a certified life coach. With a background in spa and wellness as well as having gone through a cancer experience, she's constantly on the lookout for natural, effective ways that help with one's overall well-being.
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Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman is the SEO content editor for Mindvalley and a certified life coach. With a background in spa and wellness as well as having gone through a cancer experience, she's constantly on the lookout for natural, effective ways that help with one's overall well-being.
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Jon Butcher is one-half of the dynamic duo. He and his wife, Missy Butcher are the founders of Lifebook, a transforming lifestyle design system that empowers people to envision, plan, and achieve their best life. Prior to their now-incredible life, Jon was an overworked entrepreneur who came to a breaking point before a big client meeting and experienced a severe anxiety attack that left him incapacitated and housebound. The event spurred him to explore a more conscious and holistic approach to life. This evolved to him and Missy creating a specific and personal game plan that aligned with their purpose, what they wanted, and the life they wanted to live. And thus, Lifebook was born.

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