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What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 2)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 2)

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 2)

Not everyone would want their child to be a hero.

If you can remember the song “Billy, don’t be a hero” My daddy says he’ll know how old you are. If you can’t, give it a listen and you’ll know what I mean.

But we do not just want to stand up, but to stand out as well. And stand out in a good way.

Quality 2 – Persistence

Daddy teaches people marketing among other things. They come to him to learn social media (I am not sure what that is but it must be valuable to know or daddy wouldn’t waste his time on it).

Daddy teaches that there are four keys to standing out in the marketplace.

The last one is called Longevity.

Daddy tells his students and his clients, “Everybody gets tired. When you work hard, do your best and put yourself out there day after day after day, everybody gets tired. When your competitor gets tired …” (daddy pauses) “Don’t get tired.”

Carrying on when everyone else sits down, lays down, backs off or throws up their hands because yet another obstacle is in the way makes the difference.

The guy who used to be our governor in California (Ed. Arnold Schwarzenegger) used to be Mr. America and Mr. Universe. That means he had more and bigger and prettier muscles. When he was asked how he was able to separate himself from others:

“When the guy next to me quit, I did 5 more.”

When we can learn to do more than the person sitting next to me, to not give up, we will learn persistence.

And that will make the difference.

How do you teach your child persistence?

Read also:

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 1)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 3)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 4)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 5)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 6)

What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child | Summary

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

 

Chinese Stars, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, Tony Leung…Celebrate Hong Kong’s Return

Chinese Stars, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, Tony Leung…Celebrate Hong Kong’s Return

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

 

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Celebrity

Chinese film stars, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, Karen Mok, Tony Leung gathered in Beijing and strolled down the red carpet at a film industry gala event organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the Chinese mainland.

And why it wasn’t held in Hong Kong? I dunno.

Still, it’s already been 10 years since Hong Kong was returned to China. My how time flies…or it could be that I am getting older and 10 years just doesn’t seem as long as it used to.

Zhang Ziyi

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Discovery of Genesis – Chinese Characters Tell Creation Story

Discovery of Genesis – Chinese Characters Tell Creation Story

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Chinese characters were created before Bible

Yesterday I wrote the Discovery of Genesis – Creation in the Chinese Characters and gave an example of one of the characters.

Today at TheBizOfKnowledge  I was reminded of another Chinese character that reflects the Genesis story.

Remember, Chinese characters were created before the Bible was written, that is they are older than the Good Book. The Bible explains the characters. The characters were not made to reflect what was written.

There were two trees placed in the Garden of Eden. If you don’t believe that, this post and others like it won’t be of interest to you.

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10 Things I Know About Skylar Deleon and the Mighty Morphin Rangers

10 Things I Know About Skylar Deleon and the Mighty Morphin Rangers

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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I have learned a few things about Skylar Deleon and the Mighty Morphin Rangers.

1. The Mighty Morphin Rangers was created for the American market as a take off of the 16th installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise – Kyoro Sentai Zyuranger.

2. The Might Morphin Rangers series ran from 1993-1995.

3. The movie Mighty Morphine Power Rangers: The Movie grew out of this series.

4. Skylar Deleon, 29-years old, starred* as a child actor in the series – he was 14-16 at the time.

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