Are You a Backseat Driver in Your Own Life?

Recently I was teaching my son to drive. After two hours behind the wheel, I think he had a moment. He said that he’s so used to being in the back seat that it seems so easy. But when he got behind the wheel, he realized how it can feels so FAST!

I’m not sure if it worked, but I tried to use the moment as a “Dad moment.” I said, “It’s easy to sit in the back seat and lecture mom or dad for how we are driving. But when you get int he driver’s seat, it can feel like you are going 90 miles an hour! Life can be like that too, for us all.”

Can you remember your first time behind the wheel? I sure do. I drove my Uncle Jack’s Rambler in an farmer’s field and my younger cousin Paul was my instructor. Yeah… pretty stupid, but it worked.

Can you remember your first time behind the wheel? I sure do. I drove my Uncle Jack’s Rambler in an farmer’s field and my younger cousin Paul was my instructor. Yeah… pretty stupid, but it worked. I still remember how just driving in idle felt like the world was spinning by.

If you are a parent, you may want to check out my recent interview with the “Be a King” podcast with Ryan Hall. The conversation isn’t just for parents. In the podcast we also talk about recovery, what to do when you are ‘hooked’ by your thoughts, the impact of shame and how to have hard conversations with people you love.

To listen to the podcast, click on the Be a King icon below.

NOTE: THE LINK ABOVE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE CANADIAN ITUNES SITE. If you are accessing iTunes from the US or another country, access iTunes and search for the podcast “Be a King” and download directly from there.

Ryan Hall is a creativity coach, author and contributor to the Good Men Project. You can check out his website and links for his podcast by clicking on this link.

I hope that this week, you will…

Keep it Real!

Photo by Stefan M


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