PostHeaderIcon What I Learned From My Toddler: Ride The Waves

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By Terez Howard

The Atlantic Ocean’s waves are not particularly vicious when the water is only ankle deep.  But to my 3-year-old, those waves were a mile high.  During part of every day of our vacation, we went to the beach.

Day 1: Micah cries when the water hits her feet and begs to return to the sand.
Day 2: Micah goes in the ocean when my husband or I hold her in shallow water.
Day 3: Micah stands in the ocean water and lets the waves hit her while hand in hand with my husband and me.
Day 4: Micah allows Daddy to go in deeper water (up to his waist) while holding her.  She admits that she likes it.

Try something new

I am all about trying new things.  I change my hairstyles from month to month, sometimes week to week.  I will try foods I’ve never eaten before, foods some people will never put in their mouths.  I will even try foods I’ve decided I don’t like, just to see if my taste buds have changed.

Business is the same.  New businesses, old businesses… all businesses need to make changes to keep up with these changing times.  It could mean making a Twitter schedule, planning a YouTube video or reaching your potential clients at local club meetings.

My toddler teaches

The key to riding these fierce waves is starting slow.  At first, my daughter didn’t want to have any parts of the ocean, even if the water only hit her ankles.  She slowly got acclimated to it.

So when you set out to try something new, start small and build up.  Soon, you’ll be riding the waves on a body board.

About the author

Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.

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2 Responses to “What I Learned From My Toddler: Ride The Waves”

  • Paul Novak says:

    Hey, don’t forget the advantages of jumping in feet first into the deep end without a life preserver. If you don’t drown, then by golly you’re a success!

    Seriously, taking the time to get acclimated, accept that there is a great deal to learn, and letting yourself have the time to learn makes a huge difference. People are often easily intimidated by what looks like a complex task, then a year later can do it blindfolded. Its all about just giving it a shot and trying your best and not giving up easily.

    I tell people all the time, they didn’t always know how to build a house, or market real estate, yet they do it. Because they learned how.

    It’s all the same.

  • thoward says:

    Absolutely, Paul. I believe that if you never try, you’ll never know how much of a success you will be.

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