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Episode 261

Making Big Decisions – 7 Lessons from Brady’s College Visits

Is anyone making big decisions in life these days? You know, the kind of decisions that require digging deep, doing research, leaning on mentors, and trusting your gut to propel yourself to another level. If so, today’s episode is really going to help you. The guest on today’s show is none other than my 17-year-old son Brady. He’s soon about to face one of his first big life decisions–which college he wants to attend.

We recently went on an “East Coast tour” this summer to see some of his top picks and when all was said and done, there were 7-lessons we extracted out of the process of making “big” decisions. And while this may sound like a deep conversation to have with a 17-year-old, and it is, it is also a fun, and light-hearted interview that you are going to enjoy. Even if the decisions you are making have nothing to do with choosing colleges or schools, the lessons/principles shared will serve you well when going through any “big” decision-making process in life.

Some of the topics we discuss in “decision-making” are:

  • Making “big” decisions while in pain; Brady just had shoulder surgery.
  • What it means to have “boots on the ground.”
  • Why having a “plus” and “minus” sheet is important?
  • The importance of first impressions and what they mean in real life.
  • Divine signs that come out of asking the right questions.
  • How do you trust your gut and what do you do if your head and your heart do not agree?
  • The “7” steps to making the right decision.
  • The “parent’s role” in helping kids make big decisions.
  • Is Brady making his college decision in this episode?

In today’s interview, I think you will see and hear why Brady is so special to me. He’s a smart kid, he cares a ton, and he has a vision of what he wants to do with his life. I had a great time interviewing him and am pumped to see what the future has in store for him.

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