Weeks 1-6

Week 1: Higher Standards


1. Podcast: Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine, Captain Bob Shoultz, A Personal Ethos

2. Video: Raise Your Standards & Change Your Rituals

3. Video and Article: Brendon Burchard, How to Raise Your Standards


Week 2: Sacrifice Required


1. Video: Sacrifice is Required to Succeed Motivational Video

2. Article: 8 Things Successful People Sacrifice for Their Success, Thuy Yau

3. Video: Success is Sacrifice, Dr. Andree Pinesett

4. Article: Why Success is about Sacrifice, Not Finding Happiness, Paul Hudson

5. Video and Article: The Sacrifice to Succeed, Gurbaksh Chahal


Week 3: Most Valuable


1. Article: 9 Valuable Principles That Will Make You Treat People Better, Lolly Daskal

2. Article: Seven Ways to Show the People You Lead That You Value Them, Doug Fields

3. Article: Create Success by Creating Value for Others


Week 4: R Factor


1. Google Search: E+R=O Videos from Brian Kight

2. Article: Turn Your Challenges Into Oppertunities

3. Article: How Scuccessful People Stay Calm, Travis Bradberry


Week 5: Knock Knock


1. Video: How To Create Opportunity in Your Life For Long Term Success | SSP, Alexander Ouellet

2. Article: 7 Ways to Create an Opportunity Rich Life, Davis Nguyen

3. Video: Creating Opportunities | Think Out Loud With Jay Shetty


Week 6: Become Perfect


1. Video/Speech: The Man in the Arena, Theodore Roosevelt

2. Video: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Lee

3. Podcast: Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine, Dean Karnazes on Ultra-endurance and determination




The Blessing of a B-sparknotes/summaries/quick stats

The Blessing Of a Skinned Knee

Value of consequence & value of struggle. Studies say it’s okay that your kid isn’t the blue ribbon kid, b/c those that put in the effort and learned and grew. Make sure they are earning that B-, when things get harder they know how to fight.

Weeks 7-12

Week 7: What if?


1. Video: Ask Why Not? Motivation Video, Jim Rohn

2. Video: I can do It, Eric Thomas & Les Brown

3. Video: “I got tired!”, Dr. Eric Thomas


Week 8: No Excuses


1. List of cheap to expensive phrases
◦ I can’t — I choose to
◦ I have to — I get to
◦ He/she made me — I have chosen to accept the responsibility
◦ I don’t have time — It’s not a priority to me right now
◦ If I get around to it — I am not willing to commit to something right now

2. Video: “How Bad do You Want it?”, Dr. Eric Thomas

3. Book: The No Complaining Rule, by Jon Gordon


Week 9: 5 P’s


1. Article: “Family Guidelines for Fighting Fair”, Confident Parents/Confident Kids

2. Book: Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend

3. Article: Teaching Your Kids to Disagree, Nicole Schwarz

4. Video: Tony Robbins’ 10-Minute Morning Ritual


Week 10: Eighteen Inches


1. Video: Change your Mindset and Achieve Anything, Colin O’Brady

2. Video: Ray Lewis Motivational Speech to Hurricanes Players

3. Video: Every Day is Game Day, Brian Kight


Week 11: One Thing


1. Video: University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address – Admiral William H. McRaven

2. Video: Philosopher’s Notes: The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller

3. Video: What’s Your Why? Eric Thomas


Week 12: Purposed Pain


1. Video: Tony Robbins, I’m Not Your Guru, 51:00 – *Warning Language*

2. Video: It’s Not About Where You Start, Coach Mackey

3. Video: Doesn’t Matter, Get Better, Brian Kight

Weeks 13-18

Week 13: Own It!


1. Article: The Theory of the 3 Whys, Jason Zook

2. Video: Make Your Next Mistake Your Best Mistake, Coach Mackey

3. Podcast: Making Mistakes, NPR’s Radio Hour

4. Article: Eight ways parents can teach teens to be honest, Phyllis L. Fagell

5. Article: 10 Ways to Teach Your Children to be Honest, All Pro Dad

6. Article: Teaching Your Kids to be Honest, Joanne Stern Ph.D.


Week 14: What If?


1. Article: How 1% Performance Improvements Led to Olympic Gold, Eben Harrell

2. Addition Resource: 168 Hour Worksheet, 2Words Character Development

3. Additional Resource: How to Manage Your Time Effectively, Univeristy of Kent

4. Video: Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Sailors Story


Week 15: Overnight Success


1. Article: Picasso’s Napkin: The Myth of the Overnight Success

2. Video: The Myth of the Overnight Success, Seth Godin

3. Podcast: Episodes 15 and 74 of the PlusOne Podcast


Week 16: Focus Forward


1. Video: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth

2. Article: Burn the Ships, Travis Robertson

3. Additional Resource: Grit Scale, Angela Duckworth

4. Book: Grit, Angela Duckworth


Week 17: Clark Kent


1. Additional Resource: John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

2. Article: The Masks we Wear: 5 Strategies to foster connection and understand your teen’s shifting identity

3. Article: Grace Under Pressure: Why Difficult Situations Speak the Most About You


Week 18: Guaranteed Struggle


1. Article: Be the Buffalo, Rory Vaden

2. Podcast: When Willpower isn’t Enough, Freakonomics

3. Additional Resources: Talking to Teens About Stress, American Psychological Association; When Your Child is Struggling Academically, PBS Parent; How to Help Your Depressed Teenager, Child Mind Institute; Changing the Way we Talk to Teens about Tragic Events, PsychologyToday; 5 Things to Do If Your Child is Struggling, Parent Co.; Talking to Kids When they Need Help, APA; 10 Things Parents Need to Know to Help a Struggling Reader, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity; What to do (and Not do) When Children are Anxious, Child Mind Institute

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