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Of Courth! It’s May the 4th Be With You Day!

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The Force is coming to MINECRAFT on May 4th, 2015.

Join the battle between the Separatists and the Republic.

If you want a socially safe, one-time Minecraft event* for your child to join and experience a great time with other boys and girls, you are invited to join my son Nicholas as he hosts his “May the 4th Be With You” party. Ask your Star Wars enthusiast if you are not familiar with that light hearted pop-culture celebration.

This up-front “fun” is powered in the background by the administrative efforts of my son Nicholas, who is 13 years old. This is an example of how to use a fun popular tool to gain real experience that will add valuable hours to a 10,000 hour talent journey.

As parents, you can listen to the episode on how Minecraft can be used to develop talent.

*Note: you will need your own Minecraft account in order for you son or daughter to join the game. 

Podcast Episode: Can Minecraft Be Turned Into a Talent?

Can a gaming hobby, such as Minecraft, be turned into a real long-term talent? Yes, it can be! But you must re-cast the interest in a way that focuses on bringing value to others. When you switch from doing a skill for just your own enjoyment, to doing a skill so that it brings real value to other people, you transform the low-value hobby into a market valuable talent.

I discuss with my wife Renee about how we have been successfully able to turn one of our children’s talent into a potential for real long term talent.

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Go listen to the interview by Wardee Harmon of Traditional Cooking School. This interview is a discussion on how you can gradually turn a traditional skill, such as backyard gardening, into a long term market valuable skill for your young person.