We are constantly focusing on the wrong things. This includes what our children are doing especially in school. Remember, we are all different and learn differently. Don't use one measuring stick for different kinds of recipes. Focus on the good for a change. This doesn't mean we ignore the bad. Enjoy
Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment.
I mean if we're gonna put energy into something, let's put energy on the positive things. We're so inclined to put energy on the negative things and to focus on the negative things. We focus on the negative so much that we leave out the positive.
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Guys, today, I wanna talk about, just real quick...that was a weird intro because I've never done an intro like that. I thought I'd kind of change it up a little and just, you know, just show my, show my appreciation to you guys. You guys, everything that you guys have been doing for us.
Today, I wanna talk about... I had a conversation with a friend of mine. This has been going on for about a week or so, and I've been wanting to share this with you guys. He told me that his son... His son's going to high school. His son is killing it in science and, and he's killing it in math, just, you know, straight A kid. He's just having a lot of problems with other subjects, like, I think, it was history and grammar, and stuff like that. My friend totally focused on the negativity here. He was telling me, "Dude, I don't know what to do. I don't know what's going on. You know, I try, but, you know, he just doesn't have any interest in that." You know, one of the first things that I told him was, like, "Dude, when I was in high school, I didn't have any interest in certain subjects as well." You know, he's telling me, "Yeah, but, you know, he's failing these classes and, you know, I want him to graduate." I get that. I understand that. At the same time, it's, like, "Whoa. Hold on. Stop. Step back a little." Why don't we focus on what he's good at?" I mean, if we're gonna put energy into something, let's put energy on the positive things. We're so inclined to put energy on the negative things and focus on the negative things. I kind of get it. I think it's a survival mode. It's, like, "Dude, we need to fix this because if not, something's gonna happen." I get that. I understand that. This is education, right? If he's good at something, praise him for that.
I'm not saying that my friend's not doing that. When he told me this, it came to me it's, like, a lot of people, they focus on the negative, and they don't react to the positive. When we should be focusing on the positive and reacting to it in a good way. Yeah, then we take care of the negative. It almost sounded like his son was just a bad kid. I had to tell him, like, "Okay. Hold on, man. What's going on?" You know, "Is he hanging out with his friends, coming home at 3 in the morning, 2 in the morning, like, what is going on here?" He goes, "No. Respectable kid, doesn't do anything like that. He respects everyone. He just doesn't have an interest in these subjects." I'm, like, "Dude, wait a second. That sounds like me. If I remember correctly, it sounds like you." He said, "Yeah, I know, I didn't hate those...I mean, I didn't like those subjects, either." I'm, like, "Dude, focus on the good things because I'll tell you this, I was good at a lot of things but a lot of people just ended up focusing on the bad things, the things that I did wrong." To me, it just bugged me. To me, it almost never made any sense. Because here I was good at something but no, no, no, no, society says you got to do it this way." I'm, like, "What? Like, are you kidding me? Like, to me..."
Let me say this, guys...just...I know I may upset some people out there. To me, a straight A kid, a straight A student, kind of scares me. You know, it's kind of, you know, I'm not saying that they're bad kids or anything like that. It's kind of eerie that a kid goes through high school, straight A, you know, A plus. I don't even know how they grade nowadays. I don't even know what the deal is. I don't even care. You know, 4.0, he graduated with a grade point average of 4.0. To me, it's, like, dude, like, that's kind of weird, you know. Because, again, that's just me, right? Other kids...and I'm not saying those kids are bad. What I'm saying is that in society, most people are like that. That's all I'm saying. We get so stuck on that because we want that bumper sticker on the back of our car or we wanna show our brothers and sisters, "Hey, look at my son. He did this. He did great in this and that." To me, it's not true greatness to me. Greatness is knowing who you are, knowing what you're good at, doubling down, tripling down on it, and going out there, and just following that passion, and being successful at it. To me that's true...
I hear a lot of people say, "Well, that kid's smart." Smart what? Because he understands, he knows the capitals of all the 50 states? All that has been commoditized because now, you just pick up your cell phone, and you can find out what the capital is of New Mexico, right? Santa Fe. I, I wasn't a nerd. You guys, please. There's nothing wrong with being a nerd. Guys, please understand that. All I'm saying is that we're all different. Our children are different. Not all children are gonna be straight A students. That doesn't make them any worse than other kids. It doesn't. For some reason, we feel that it does. That's all I'm saying, is that, you know, it's weird because we focus on the negative so much that we leave out the positive.
I've said this before in my Snapchat. You know why grandparents don't get to see their grandchildren a lot of times? Because as soon as their kids get married, they leave. One of the reasons that they leave is because we tried to tell them how to live their lives. "You got to do this. You got to do that. You got to be an A straight student. You got to be a doctor. You got to be a lawyer because they make good money, and this and that. No, don't do that because there's...what, you're gonna take some time off? No, go straight to college. You need to find out what you wanna do, and you need to do it now. You need to find out..." That's so crazy, man. So crazy. To me, it doesn't make any sense. Why are people doing that? At the same time, I get it. I understand that. As we focus on the wrong things, man. How many times have I said that? I've said that so much.
You have a straight A student. He's never missed school one day in his life. He went to school sick. Your son, your daughter, killed it. Awesome. If you have a child that's good at one thing, excels at one thing and is, and is, can't excel at something else, doesn't make him any less. He may just learn differently or he's just being honest with you and saying, "Dad, I don't like this." Whatever the case may be, he may have problems with certain things and excel in other things. The grades were always crooked, man. I'm sure Einstein didn't care about poetry, right? Maybe. Maybe he was a poet. I don't know. Stop focusing on the negative so much, so much.
I've interviewed so many people here at Bravo that not once did I sit down and say, "What was your grade point average in high school? What was your grade point average in college?" Never. To me, I wanna know can you commit to Bravo? Will you believe Bravo in a year from now? If I ask you to do something, are you gonna be there for me? Can you do what I need you to do? If I need somebody that, hey, man, I need somebody that knows websites. I need somebody that understand SEO, I need somebody that understands Google ads and Google ad words, and keywords, and all that. Do you unders-...I don't care where you learned it. I just need to know that you can do it.
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.