Imprinting Success Before 5 – Review
Mac Strider told me about his course, Imprinting Success Before 5, several months ago. I found the time to sit down and listen to ALL of it, and I’m very glad that I did. And now it’s time for me to publish a review for the benefit of other parents.
When Mac first told me about what his huge research project to create this course I definitely did not grasp the importance of these concepts. And that’s probably because our conversation about the project was casual, and quickly shifted onto another parenting topic.
But now that I’ve actually gone through all of his material I’m simply blown away. I’m embarrassed that I didn’t listen to the course sooner. I’m even more embarrassed that I didn’t think to seek out any of this information on my own. In fact, his course helped me understand that I have been making some pretty bone-headed mistakes as a parent!
Watch this video and then read the rest of this review.
What is Imprinting Success Before 5 All About?
Before I even answer that question, let me make sure you’ve had a chance to actually download Mac’s exceptional (and free) report. If you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of this please go get it now. Then come back and finish reading my review of Imprinting Success Before 5.
Fair warning: You MIGHT be offended at what he has to say. If you are overly sensitive then I might suggest you stay away from Mac’s stuff.
Within the very first page of his report, he basically tells you that there are two types of parents. The first is the kind of parent that believes that each child has a seed of greatness within them, but only hard work and determination will grow that seed. The second kind of parent relies on luck, or is happy to raise a child that is “just good enough”.
To give you a sense of his style, here is the paragraph that follows his description of the two parenting styles:
“If you are in this later class of parents, where shooting for “just good enough” is OK with you, then let me be frank… this report is NOT for you, and reading it WILL offend you. If I’m already rubbing you the wrong way, please just do us both a favor and hit the red X at the top of this page, close this report and forget I even exist.”
Addressing a common question: I’ve had a few people email me and ask why they need this material. They continue, “Won’t kids be successful by doing well in school?”
In short – NO. Avoid falling into that thinking trap.
Yes, obviously we do want our kids to do well in school and we want them to perhaps go on to study in University and become a doctor, lawyer, engineer, business owner or whatever. But those education-type goals really speak to potential financial success. What about everything else? What about relationships, happiness and health?
Mac reveals solutions where schools are otherwise failing our children.
So there are two BIG reasons why you can’t rely on school for teaching success.
First, realize that school is about preparing kids for a job. A good job does not equal success. Many people with “good jobs” hate what they do and are miserable. I’m sure you know many people like this, don’t you? Mac’s course teaches you how to help a child find his passion and then follow that passion.
Funny thing isn’t it? Kids who go on to work in their field of passion become happier and more successful adults. But there are some critical things you need to know about teaching motivation, determination and self-esteem.
The second reason school is NOT the answer is much more important. It’s about timing. By the time your kids starts school your chance to imprint your child for success is already passing you by.
It is BEFORE your child reaches the age of 5 that you want to focus on things like:
- Eliminating limiting beliefs, and raising your child to believe that the sky is the limit, rather than seeing himself as unable to accomplish something big.
- Doing specific things to encourage healthy social development so that your child will form better friendships (with the right people) in his school years.
- Understanding how to create motivation so your child will want to try something new, and keep trying until he succeeds.
I hope that gives you some additional perspective on what Mac Strider’s material is all about.
There were also some questions about the format of the material. Mac’s course is entirely delivered in MP3 format (audio download). So you can make your own CDs, or put it on your iPod, or listen to it on your computer … pretty much whatever you want. I think you’ll like Mac’s speaking style also. He’s quite engaging and fun to listen to.
Here’s what I’m talking about: Watch This Video of Mac
Imprinting Success Before 5 Course Material Review
I thought the best way to show you what you’re getting is to make this quick video, so please watch this and you’ll see exactly what you get when you purchase Imprinting Success Before 5.
My Big Mistake: I wanted to elaborate on one particular mistake that I have been making ever since I became a father several years ago. I talked about it in the first video higher up on this page. In short, I am guilty of having helped my two daughters TOO MUCH. Yes, I helped them do everything from putting on their T-shirts to zipping up their jackets and putting on their shoes. From cutting their pancakes into little pieces for them to wiping up juice spills. From making their beds to getting wiping their bums.
Now I know better. Obviously there are times when we need to help our kids do things. But overall, I can say with 100% certainty that I’ve been too soft on my girls. If they told me they needed help with their zipper I just took over and zipped up the coat for them. If they shouted, “Daddy – come help me wipe my bum” … I’d just go help.
What I should have done is encourage them to learn on their own, and only give them enough help such that the task was manageable. This doesn’t mean you tell your child to go figure it out for himself. You don’t want to create a situation where the task is so tough for him that he fails, and fails and can’t see any hope in ever accomplishing the task. No. You want to give just enough help so the task is still challenging, but where your child sees the light at the end of the tunnel. They see it as possible. So they keep trying until the succeed.
That’s just ONE of the lessons I learned from Imprinting Success Before 5, but there are many many more lessons that I’m really happy I learned. I was certainly making many mistakes and now I think I’ll make fewer mistakes.
As you can tell, there are 7 modules to the course. Those modules are:
- Preventing Limiting Beliefs
- Building Success Mindsets
- Becoming Self Motivated
- Mastering Motivation
- Emotional Mastery Part I
- Emotional Mastery Part II
- Eradicating Shyness
How the material is delivered: The MP3 recordings are quite informal and I think that’s a GOOD thing. Listening to Mac feels like you’re sitting there having a conversation with a passionate friend. Some people might not like the less “polished” style of delivery but I found it refreshing and honest.
Mac is an outside-the-box thinker and your thinking WILL be challenged when you hear what he has to say. That’s a good thing.
The 60-Day Money Back Guarantee: In case you aren’t aware, Mac offers a 60 day money back refund policy. I’m 100% confident that this is a genuine refund policy. Just to put my money where my mouth is, I will extend the following personal guarantee to my readers. If you buy through this link (this gets me a small commission), I will personally assure you that all refunds will be honoured. If you can’t get a refund from Mac I will send you the refund myself. Fair enough?