I would like to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team. Both kids had an AMAZING weekend and learnt more than they could have imagined. Liam was particularly cross when I told him he was attending the Empower U weekend. He was complaining that he would be the youngest, it was aimed at much older kids, it would be a waste of time and, worst of all, it meant he would miss trampoline training! I had, of course, done lots of research into you and your program. I had seen so many positive reviews and comments such as “life-changing” and “different child” which I took with a fair degree of scepticism.
But I could not believe it when on Sunday night, I was the one taking home a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CHILD! His sense of entitlement had disappeared, he was “present” and connected. He was mindful of the actions and feelings of those around him. And best of all, he was motivated and focussed on his goals. When I mentioned as an aside something about a “part-time job”, he stopped me short saying “Mum, I already know what my part-time job will be!”. In fact, he is very clear about his future full-time careers too. Today he came home from school and told me that he sat up the front in every class so he could focus (he and his mates usually hang out down the back). He told me he put up his hand to ask and answer questions. And he told his mates about his awesome experiences on the weekend. He also came straight in from school and started doing homework – no headphones / no music / no procrastinating. He even started on an assignment that hadn’t even been given out yet! I was BLOWN AWAY!
Liam is super keen to attend camp but, more than that, the most appealing bonus that you offered was lifetime visits to Empower U. I think in his mind, this was potentially more valuable than the camp! He is keen to continue to attend your events and learn more.
Olivia also had a FANTASTIC weekend and is keen to attend future events. She has already stuck posters on her wall with all of your advice and has made clear goals that she can achieve (short term and long term!). At this stage, she is opting to attend a gymnastics competition in Las Vegas in January so will miss the 2016 camp but if you hold another, I’m sure she will be there!
I mentioned on Monday night that I am a doctor in Castle Hill. My practice is called “The Children’s Doctor” and I see patients up to the age of 18 years. I am more than happy to promote your events in the Hills District. As I said on Monday, I can’t believe that you can’t fill a seminar with 200 kids every weekend of the year!! (not that you’d want to be that busy…) I am more than happy to give you an endorsement or testimonial – particularly when you are promoting your event in the Hills District as I am known to many of the schools in the area.
This program is far too BRILLIANT for you to even think about giving it up. I wish you all the very best moving forward and know that you are changing the lives of children for the better! What an AWESOME job you have!
Once again CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!