🎙 3 Lessons from My Kids

these life lessons might change your perspective

Assalāmu ‘alaykum 👋

Welcome to the Freshly Grounded newsletter, where the thoughts are as rich as the coffee we wish we were sharing.

Here’s what we got today:

  • 3 lessons we can learn from our children

  • SPOT’s red carpet premiere this month! Get tickets

  • Just over 30 days from Ramadan, get hands on our Ramadan cards

Lessons from the Little Bosses: What We Can Learn From Our Kids 

In the family business of life, my two little bosses—a fearless 4-year-old and a daring 2-year-old have schooled me in the art of living boldly.

These miniature powerhouses have laid down some rules that even the most seasoned of us can learn from. Let’s break down some life lessons we can learn from our kids.

1. Ask Questions, No Matter How Hot the Seat

My eldest never lets a subject rest. "Why's the sky blue, Dad?" “Who made the floor?” It's a relentless pursuit of knowledge.

In life, asking the right questions isn’t just about curiosity—it's about staying two steps ahead.

We gotta start challenging the status quo again, looking for the angles, keeping our minds sharp. The world's a complex place, and the more we understand it, the better we navigate its streets.

2. Take Risks 

Now, the my 2 year old, he's got guts. Climbing higher, running faster, all in—he doesn’t just dip his toes in the water; he dives headfirst into the unknown.

Here’s the thing: life's a high-stakes game, and playing it safe is a surefire way to end up running in circles.

We gotta embrace the uncertainty, make those bold moves, even if it means we might take a hit. Remember, every empire was built by those who dared to dream big and didn’t flinch when the odds were stacked against them.

3. Loyalty and Forgiveness: The Family Code

Here's where the heart of the family lies.

These kids, they love like they've never been double-crossed and forgive like they've never been wronged.

It's about that unconditional loyalty, that bond that holds the family together through thick and thin.

We got to start looking out for our own with that same fierceness, forgiving the missteps, and moving forward without looking back.

It's this code of loyalty and forgiveness that makes us untouchable in a world that's all too ready to push us around.

Taking cues from my two little bossmen has been an eye-opener, a reminder of the raw, unfiltered essence of life.

Their curiosity, bravery, and unwavering love are not just child's play; they're the blueprint for a life lived fully and fearlessly. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, keep our family close, and hustle with the heart and curiosity of a kid.

London SPOT Event: This Month!

Get 50% off with code: FG50

As I type this email from the SPOT project in The Gambia, I wanted to let you all know that on 23rd February I will be in London speaking at SPOTs first annual event where we will showcase a documentary of the journey of the orphans in the academy.

It will be an amazing event and I’d love to see you all there.

You can grab tickets here and use code ‘FG50’ for 50% off tickets

Check out the trailer below 👇

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☕️ The Black Coffee Briefings:

Bullet-point rundown of news, updates, and caffeinated contemplations:

  • Apple’s Vision Pro launches, here’s some of the things it can do

  • YouTube now has over 100 Million premium subscribers

  • Zum, a company that makes electric school buses just raise $140M. Is this the future of school transportation?

  • Just over 30 days from Ramadan. Get the Ramadan edition of our conversation cards in time for the big month

  • SPOT’s first ever annual event is happening this month. Get tickets here.

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