A couple of days ago, I was asked by a prominent leader and highly regarded friend of mine, Fred K.- "Hans, how did you get into this work?"
I said that 18 years ago while owning an indoor sports training center, I grew tired of hearing parents complaining when I asked them what their child was going to do for college.
Too often, their response was- "Nobody helped us, not the guidance counselor, not the coach, nobody."
I thought that was a sad excuse for not being involved or knowledgeable in the college process of one's child.
Right then, I decided that I was going to spend the rest of my life teaching young people how to take ownership of their life and I would use college as the platform for doing so. There would be no such excuses any longer.
That was the day the concepts behind CollegeLogic were born.
I knew that If I could get kids to take ownership of their lives by internalizing their needs and accessing their deep internal passion, their pathway to success and satisfaction would be predictably good.
It's where a child's successful journey begins. It must come from within the child though, not from the parents or any other outside influence. That's where the challenge lies. There are too many outside influences!
Most often, the child follows the plan that others have for them. Why? Because they don't typically feel permitted to access and express their desires when they differ from other people's expectations.
Permitting kids to access their deep internal passion and desire is an everyday practice here.
It's a game-changing approach to getting college right. It brings out the internal brilliance that lies within every young person that too often remains tucked away.
CollegeLogic students are continuously tasked with accessing their passion and desire for internalizing their needs. Don't think these are permanent responses though. Rather they are everchanging and evolving based on a child's exploration, self-discovery, and personal realization.
As a result, I awake every day to witness the brilliance coming out of these young people. What a true joy this is for me!