In this week's episode of the My Coffee Break Podcast, Maggie and Daniel discuss how to use the principles of self-defense from their Martial Arts Training, their parenting and operating their small business.
Welcome to the My Coffee Break Podcast! We're married, black belts, business owners and parent's. In this episode, Maggie and Daniel discuss why you should try to catch your kids doing something right, what it's like to work with their spouse, and our Martial Arts life skill this month: Honesty.
Black Belt Parenting Tip: Use Positive Reinforcement
Tips for using Positive Reinforcement more effectively:
1) Give yourself credit for getting close to the target (pitfall - not giving yourself or your child any credit for anything less than perfect performance)
2) Give your kids healthy treats - not bribes
Examples of healthy treats that work well with kids
3) Say "Yes" or other affirmative words and avoid "No" or negative words
4) Positive reinforcement helps your child be more successful because you're looking for them to succeed instead of expecting them to fail
Business and Life: Lessons from working with your spouse
Life Skill Training in the Martial Arts: Honesty
This month we're focusing on the life skill of honesty in our Martial Arts academy. We wanted to share and discuss some ideas that have stuck out to us after talking about Honesty for a month:
Fun with Coffee:
How Coffee Loves us Back from the Harvard Gazette
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Podcast 5: Being good enough, how to make tough decisions and training as a black belt
In today’s coffee break, we’ll be talking about how to manage risk in your business and your life, how to be a “good enough” parent, and answer a few listener questions about what it means to be a black belt.
Risk and Decision Making:
Maggie and Daniel talk about the choices they had available to them when they decided to take the plunge into small business ownership and buy their taekwondo school.
Things we mentioned:
Being a “Good Enough” Parent
Instead of trying to be perfect, try to be present
This segment is largely inspired by Barry Swartz book The Paradox of Choice.
Most parent’s want “the best” for their kids. The best schools, the best parents, the best…But sometimes it can be helpful to consider what is good enough for our kids. It’s okay to have high standards, but also accept that some days you might want to be good enough.
When in training did you decide you always wanted Martial Arts to be a part of your life?
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In today's Coffee Break, Maggie and Daniel share a few reasons why we’re grateful to live in America on the 4th of July this year.
Fun Facts: How Coffee Changed the Course of History
Black Belt Business Lesson: Maggie and Daniel discuss why we want to be improving the quality of our problems. Also, their person proverbs:
There are downsides to everything. And there are upsides to everything.
Black Belt Parenting Tip: Let your children do things that they love regardless of the result.
Check out these resources on how you can be a better sports parent:
Martial Arts Moment: What it means to us to be a black belt.
Check out Daniel sparring Taekwondosaurus Rex: https://youtu.be/0y8JzOy3i9E
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Episode 3: Keep it simple
Recap from the ATA World Expo
Tips for staying home with your kids while a parent is traveling
1. Get help from friends, family, babysitters
2. Stick to key elements of routine like bedtime, don’t change your meals
3. Bring them back a souvenir
4. Send a special toy on the trip and take pictures of the toy on the trip
Black Belt Business Tip: Keep it Simple
People often think that they don’t have to try hard on simple things because they aren’t difficult to do. They key to excellence is to nail the basics every time.
It’s not hard to do something right once, but it is hard to do it right every time.
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Our music is Thingamajig by Jason Shaw used through a creative commons license.