Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City.
Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories“
(1:10) Daniel found Istanbul scary. He never got comfortable there with his wife and kids. (5:30) “The most fearless travelers all started somewhere.” (6:15) Involve your kids in the process of planning travel. (8:05) What is the opportunity cost of going to Disney? (8:35) “Start pre-natal with education.” (10:15) Use hop-on, hop-off bus tours to get an idea of the landscape in a new city. (11:10) Use audio tours as a powerful way to capture travel memories. (12:20) Dan’s son has a blog at HomeschoolSon.com. His daughter has a blog at HomeSchoolGlobe.com. (14:00) Dan recommends Mexico City as an inexpensive alternative to Florida (and Cancun!) (15:00) The Einstein Blueprint offers parents the opportunity to replicate Dan’s success in educating his children. (17:35) “There is a formula for success in life…it’s been codified by Napoleon Hill…Tim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins.” (18:25) The Einstein Blueprint is based on the idea that “all children have infinite potential”. (18:40) “I’ve never once met a child that didn’t have vastly more untapped potential than they’re displaying at the moment. And that goes for me as well.” (18:50) “The whole world is actually out there … unintentionally or intentionally conspiring to suffocate your child’s potential.” (19:40) “Only parents can unlock the full potential in their kids … Parents have way more power to shape their kids’ outcomes than they’re aware of.” (20:15) “Home is 10 times more important than school.” (24:45) “School was not designed to unleash children’s’ potential … It was designed to constrain it.” (27:04) “School … is the opposite of a mastermind. Children … pool their ignorance and actually drag each other down.” (30:25) “I can not imagine my life if I wasn’t actively involved in the design, the education, and the travel of my children … I spend more time with my son in a week than my father spend with me in 18 years.” (31:04) Aaron related the mastermind principle to learning racquetball from his dad. (33:55) Dan recommends hiring a talkative nanny. (35:30) Your kids are the average of the five people they spend the most time with.