Confidence comes from learning to do things you could not do before. High levels of confidence, (swagger,) comes from learning to do things that most others can not do.
We live in a competitive world which will require continuous and competitive learning for our kids to survive and thrive. Just getting good at something is no longer sufficient. We must train our kids to get good at getting good. I call this being an expert at being an expert.
We've been slowly getting our SEAL Pup program off the ground. A new approach to teaching leadership and confidence, while developing the practical skills of survival. Survival in the marketplace as well as in or on the Sea - Air - Land (SEAL.)
The session featured in the video is part of our "Water Safety & Confidence" curriculum. Its purpose is to first be safe in and around the water, second to love the water, and third is to create awesome watermen.
We'll keep progressing until the kids are ready to conduct a full on beach reconnaissance at night. We'll teach them how to sneak up on a beach, conduct surveillance, and sneak back into the ocean undetected.
*Note: We're drafting curriculum as we go, we will make it available when it's ready.
- What group activities do you do with your kids to build confidence?
- What our some other "SEAL Pup" missions you'd like to see us develop?
Eric’s new book, Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned From their Training and Taught to their Sons (St. Martin’s Press), will be available on May 3, 2016. To pre-order a copy, visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble.