How a Kids' Value Lesson Turned into a Brilliant Product
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Today’s podcast just warms my heart. Kristen Littell from WeeWork For Good started with a mission in mind and that was to teach her kids understanding and compassion. One family activity - of throwing her kids in the car - lead to another and another and another. Her kids saw "the other side" and they all wanted to do something about it. They wanted to help and so they started to organize pay-it-forward parties. One event led to another and another and another. This family activity grew and grew so many more could benefit from their generosity. The community-wide activities then led to launching a non-profit and in this past year a for-profit business was created so that one hand can support the other.
It’s what we all want, right?
To teach our kids.
and to work with Purpose.
Yet, how and when do teach those life lessons? Kristen is leading the charge in helping us teach our children these oh-so-very important lessons.
You’re going to love this podcast and hear what this mom of 5 is pressing to do. We talk about many things including:
- How punishing her kids became a family activity they all enjoyed
- When everyone gets excited what happens
- What it means to do the work you love
- The process of building a Foundation and a Social Good Company so everyone can benefit
- How her experience prepared her for today's business
- Her Mentors and whose most honest with her
- How she manages building a business and prioritizing her family
- What her days look like at home and at work
- What did you want to be when you grew up?
- I wanted to have my own business. At the time I wasn't sure what that would be but was always dreaming of the different things I could do and what that might look like if successful. My Mom always said keep dreaming and you will eventually land somewhere. It just took me a while. :)
- What was your first job?
My first job was cold calling for a Lawn Care company when I was 16. Yes afraid to admit that was when text messaging, emailing etc.. didn't exist. We would use a phone book and one by one make the calls. LOL think I learned how to take rejection at a young age but to keep calling/trying because occasionally someone would say YES.
- What are your go-to books and apps?
- Right now most of my time reading is to educate myself on something to help WeeWork grow. I read a lot of business and parenting blogs, but when on vacation I'll take a quick easy book that I can read in a couple days. One of my recent favorites is a book called 'Scarred Beautiful' written by a friend.
- What are your favorite gifts to give??