What got you here, won’t get you there.

What got you here, won’t get you there.
It’s a business growth concept that is very applicable to our kids as they transition to college.
High school provides structure, a plan and a method of execution. Students are focused on building the perfect resume — good grades, the right classes, SAT & ACT scores, community involvement, etc., all so they can get into the ‘right’ college. They get a ton of ‘how-to’ support from us (their parents) and the high schools, teachers, coaches and counselors that give them paths to follow.
K-12, by nature, creates an employee mindset for our kids. They get lists and tasks, check all the boxes and get ‘paid’ with their grades. But what happens when they finally get to college?
The truth is that freshman year sucks for a lot of kids. It’s challenging for a lot of reasons, one of which being that their high school strategies for success don’t always translate to college.
They must evolve from being an employee into being their own boss.
The transition to college life is a big deal and having the tools to find and create emotional stability amongst the chaos is so important– way more important than the right color bedding and coordinating shower caddy.