Teaching the Basics

 I was grilling out steaks the other night when the tank ran out of propane.  Good news…I had another one.  But my dad brain said “Wait.  This is a teaching moment.”   So I called to my oldest daughter and asked her to come outside.  I decided it was a good time to make sure she knew how to attach the tank to a grill.  Yep…it’s basic.  But so is everything…once you know it.   And just as she walked out the door, I hesitated.  I did know how to do this, right?  I want to make sure I was showing her correctly! Luckily this is a super easy task.  But it reminded me that sometimes teaching beginners the basics is a great way to solidify skills you have already learned.  As a matter of fact, it might even motivate you to sharpen up on things you have been getting rusty on. So take the time to teach the basics to a beginner.  You might learn something too. Make sure you never miss an update.  Yes…sometimes it’s basic.  But we like to think you will get something out of it.  Sign up here for our VIP newsletter.  Seriously…all the cool kids are doing it.

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.