During the early years and adolescence children tend to look to their peers for guidance during those most important life decisions and transitions.
Even though this may not be the most reliable information, for the age and stage it is where learning happens intuitively and honestly in those interactions.
Socially we learn through observation and watching others around us, importing and discarding knowledge along the way. By comparing and contrasting information and differing value systems this help us decide what to retain,
At times the problem a child is struggling with may seem superficial and may be displayed through emotions such as anger, anxiety, overwhelm or withdrawal.
Upon closer inspection when expressed to a trusted adult, it becomes clear that the behaviour absolutely matches the worry they may have been experiencing once the genuine concern is highlighted and resolved.
It is not until that we ask questions or for an opinion that we may even realise what we have been thinking or feeling or believing without conscious thought.
Young children learn to sort through the wealth of information and stimulus in their world largely through play individually and collectively. The adults in their lives help children to shape and define their understanding through conversation and modelling.
Adults have the one key thing that children must wait to grow to embody – life experience. The same may be true also for business owners who are keen to expand their horizons to put their wares out into the world.
It takes time, patience, determination, grit and skill to achieve success in business.
One important thing to note is that is though we expect children to need guidance and support as they mature, it is equally important for adults to recruit their own team of support around them.
Accessing an Empathy Mapping Block through The Prosperity Project can assist business owners to sort the fact from fiction on paper.
This visibility provides clarity by helping to determine the feelings behind the problems and challenges that may be encountered along the way.
Solutions may be presented and discovered that reveal the root cause of problems that were buried underneath, ready to be unearthed and revisited through an entirely different filter.