Talent-building options will narrow down as you consider the advantages you already have on hand, the opportunities that can fit within the time constraints of the rest of the family, and of course, the financial limitations. If you live in a mountainous area, then being able to study streams, watersheds, and snowfalls is going to be much more accessible than studying desert oasis and ocean shore lines. So, for example, if your child has a long term interest in studying water, you are going to naturally gravitate to studying water within the mountain context and eliminate all other options for now. A great way to do this is for you as a parent to make a Mind Map of your child’s opportunities. Do this periodically to help you guide your child’s first 1,000 hours of talent building.
The 10,000-hours rule is the principle that it takes 10,000 hours of concerted focus, training, and learning in order to become one of the world’s best within a specific field of human activity.
It is a rule-of-thumb could also be expressed as saying it takes about ten years of dedication with 4 hours of daily training to become great in your talent. Ten years of that regimen will place you among the top ten people in the world who are doing the same thing you are doing.
10ktotalent is the 10,000-hour rule as applied to children. It's about crafting a custom strategy for your child so he can find something specific and early enough around which he can focus the many hours needed to achieve lift-off. 10ktotalent also teaches you how to turn a beginning talent into something that will make sense to your child’s adult life.