Have you heard of the Harris Family? Have you heard particularly of Alex and Brett Harris? Have you heard of The Rebelution? Have you heard of Do Hard Things?
The fee turned out to be per person but it’s the last time they’ll offer this conference. They’re now 22, this set of Rebelutionary twins. Their journey started one summer day around the age of 16. They had summer visions of creating, learning the film industry. But every door slammed in their face. With vast amounts of summer free time looming before them their Dad put together a plan, a summer reading plan. They were hard books, challenging books, fat books.
The reading list inspired a blog. The blog inspired a survey. The survey inspired a book, The book inspired a conference. A generation of teenagers have been changed. Set expectations regarding the youth of today and what they’re capable of, is being challenged. To quote a very old Bill Gaither Trio song from my childhood, “I am a promise, I am a Possibility, I am a Promise, With a Capital P! I am a great big bundle of Potentiality”. These teens are believing it not for the distant future, but for today.
These young men have spent their teenage years preparing for adulthood by putting into practice their book title, Do Hard Things. They did hard things, as teens they rebelled against low expectations and they asked it of their friends, their peers. They relate story after story of youth accomplishing great things. I read their tales and placed the book in queu for Girlie #1. She read and intrigued by our discussion Girlie #2 moved it to the top of her reading list.
|Awesome real time audience polling of the 10-22 year olds|
|Meeting the brothers and getting books signed|