Dec. 28, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018
Delray Beach, FL
Announcing The First (And Only) Event Combining Business Sessions for Children and Leadership Development Sessions for Parents…
Plus Unique Experiences and Activities to Create Incredible Family Fun and Lifetime Memories
Parents Workshop: Discussions and workshops on raising more creative, independent and entrepreneurial children without a sense of entitlement
Young Entrepreneur Workshop: Business basics, entrepreneurial thinking and real-life experience selling during New Year’s Eve (Designed Especially for Children Ages 6-16)
Dear Maverick parent,
Let’s face it; our school system does an absolutely horrible job of teaching our children about entrepreneurship or innovative thinking. Students are only taught how to get jobs and not rock the boat!
It’s time for Mavericks to do something about this critical gap in education. And what better time than over New Year’s… a chance to start the year off right!
Personally, I believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create value, innovation and change. And what better group of individuals to train than your own family? I cannot imagine a greater impact you could have then providing them with the power to be extraordinary and create their own freedom.
And freedom comes from doing the things others are not willing to do.
As you know, the truth is you need to become extraordinary to achieve extraordinary results. You can’t be like everyone else (and why would you want to). That means doing the things others don’t or won’t do. That means not listening to their advice (unless they are doing what you want to do). If only 5% of people are truly successful and 95% are the mediocre majority – doesn’t that mean the majority is wrong? Don’t engage in their thinking. Don’t follow their lead. Mavericks don’t adhere to the same values and standards the “95-percenters” do… and neither should our families.
That’s why you’re invited to bring your family together for the 7th annual entrepreneurial event for Maverick’s families. (Children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, etc. are all invited to this memorable and life-changing event.) The past 6 years we tested out this concept with sessions for the parents and children and then joint adventures and experiences. The response has been overwhelmingly positive since there’s nothing else like it.
Business Thinking And
Building for Young Minds
There are business and thinking sessions for kids aged 6-16 tailored to their interests and comprehension.
The teenagers (13+) are invited to take part in online web building and business building sessions. And the younger entrepreneurs-in-the-making (ages 6-12) break up into groups and are tasked to create a real business ‘on-the-fly’ during the event!
Not only do we have the children learn about business, but they actually participate in running different ventures. Here’s a sample blueprint from a previous Family event:
It was great to see the young entrepreneurs really figuring this out. They knew their breakeven amount to sell to pay back “Mr. Yanik” and make a profit. Children will create their own promotions, understand pricing and budgets to sell successfully.
Plus, while the children and young entrepreneurs are getting trained and brainstorming their ideas there will be sessions for the parents on raising more creative, innovative and independent children.
Ring In New Years With
Your Family In Delray Beach, FL
We picked Delray Beach for numerous reasons. One of which is that Delray hosts an annual ‘First Night’ celebration on New Year’s Eve which caters to families.
From young kids to teens, First Night 2016 offers fun and games for the whole family on New Year’s Eve. Little kids can romp in the Toddler Play Center or ride the kiddie train. Teens will love the inflatable AirBots, Zorbs or Wrecking Ball activities. Parents can relive their misspent youth in the Vintage Game Room featuring pinball, video games and board games, all backed with an 80’s soundtrack. And so much more.
Will the kids like it? You bet…
Many of the participating children told us this was their “best ever family vacation”! In fact, here are a few thank you notes from the event:
Fun Family Experiences
This event is also about creating family memories and bonding opportunities through unique activities and adventures. You and your family will be treated to quite a few surprises and you’ll create lifetime memories.
Memories And Lessons That Stick
I’ve talked to parents who participated in the first year’s event and they’ve been excited that the lessons have stuck. Or in many cases it opens up conversations that weren’t taking place before, because Mom or Dad was saying it – but with a whole other group talking about it… it sticks.
Quite frankly, I’ve never seen another event like this with full participation as a family combining real-world training, extraordinary experiences and exceptional individuals. What’s more, bringing your kids together with other smart & motivated kids will create new peers to encourage and support them.
Children will be divided into groups based on their age and then from their the younger kids will break up into teams for their business building challenge. Each team will be provided a business that they’ll develop and run, culminating in an actual ‘on-the-street’ mission during the New Year’s celebrations.
Bonus Digital Session for teens and older children. The teenagers (13+) will get hands-on experience creating websites, online businesses and even creating a product to sell online. This makes it even more interesting and compelling since they are all ‘digital natives’ anyway.
Raising More Independent Children
And at the same time that the children are in their business sessions, the adult entrepreneurs will be holding their sessions and panels on raising exceptional children.
Special Guest Presenters:
Meet Rich Christiansen. He has founded or co-founded 49 businesses, of which 16 have become multimillion-dollar successes. He is a voracious philanthropist, an avid adventurer and passionate parent with some slightly “different” ideas.
Whenever he talks a little bit about what his family does differently, he gets these 3 questions:
- How have you helped your teenage sons build five successful – and profitable – businesses?
- Is it true that you do no pay for you sons’ college tuition, service missions, or family vacations and, instead, help them create their own business in order to take accountability and fund these goals themselves?
- What are the models, practices, and crazy things your family does as part of raising your children?
Rich AND two of his teenage sons will be our special guests at the Family Freedom to share candidly their insights and lessons learned.
Making a Difference Together
One of the biggest lessons I’ve wanted to encourage my children to learn is about service and giving. Last year the kids and parents got a chance to volunteer with Miracle League.
The Miracle League’s mission is to provide opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. For over 10 years, the Miracle League Association has made it possible for children all over the country with physical and mental disabilities to achieve the same dream as their healthy peers – to play ball.
This kind of hands-on work provides children with more empathy, kindness and gratitude for the world around them.
New Year’s Festivities And Business Showdown!
Rise and shine! December 31st is the last day of the year, but perhaps the first day for our young entrepreneurs to get their shot at turning their business idea into reality.
The teams will get together in the morning to finalize their plans and ideas before hitting the streets. So while all the celebrating is going on, our young entrepreneurs will be out there hustling and working the American Dream!
Young Entrepreneurs will be participating in an afternoon of ‘in-the-streets’ business challenges. Each team will be out their selling their products. It’s up to each team to creatively outsell the others for bragging rights and fun prizes.
Awards Ceremony & Departure
On New Year’s Day we’ll kick the year off and finish the event off with brunch and an
Award Ceremony for the Maverick Young Entrepreneur winners.
Your fee includes most meals, all of the adventures and activities and the business and entrepreneurial sessions for parents and kids.
If you think about it – you will take at least one family vacation this year but how are you going to go out of your way to create real-world entrepreneurial activities and lessons and unique family bonding?
And in this case, your children leave a little bit more inspired, turned on to entrepreneurial thinking that will serve them for their lifetime. What’s more, most couples I know think New Year’s is over-rated and not worth getting babysitters for – in this case you’re doing something exceptional together.
Maverick members are high-level entrepreneurs, founders and business owners. Not only is the experience incredible because of the programming, but it’s the conversations and bonds that happen between high achieving families that’s really excited. (Note: Due to the close-knit nature of this event with families it is an invitation-only event and your participation is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation.
December 28, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Delray Beach, FL
Delray Beach Marriott. Overlooking the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the corner of A1A and Atlantic Avenue, the Delray Beach Marriott welcomes guests to a resort just steps from the ocean, boutiques, art galleries, bistros and nightlife that line Delray’s most popular shopping and entertainment district. Our AAA Four-Diamond hotel is brimming with Mediterranean-style luxury and outstanding service, ideal for relaxing beachfront getaways, family vacations and guests visiting South Florida. (We have a limited amount of room blocks reserved at this property.)
Get notified about our next upcoming Family Freedom Event
Hope to see you there.
All the best,
P.S. Let me ask you a question…
Do you see yourself creating adversity so your child learns the hard way like you did? Or, do you have the philosophy that as a successful entrepreneur you ‘made it’ and your kids should reap the reward and be given everything?
I bet you fall on one side or another, just like a recent audience of entrepreneurs was firmly split 50/50 down the middle. But then how about this follow-up question…
Do you think this outlook will negatively impact the relationship with your child?
After that pointed question, everyone’s hand in the room shot up!
One of our greatest fears is that because of our success we’ll have kids who grow up to be spoiled and entitled! Children who think everything and every opportunity should be handed to them without much effort on their part. This is an incredible opportunity to provide that real-world experience for your children to walk away with.