The 10ktoTalent Show: How to Develop Talent in Kids

How to discover and develop amazing talent in your children. Listen to ideas on how parents can systematically discover and develop talent in each of their children. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of falling into a hobby that has no market value.
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The 10ktoTalent Show: How to Develop Talent in Kids



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How to discover and develop your child's first 100 hours of talent.

May 27, 2016

A conversation between my wife and me on how to engage a the talent of your child with the public.

May 27, 2016

A conversation between my wife and me about what our 18 year old is doing now with his talent. We talk about what he is doing to bring value to others in the marketplace and now bringing in an income of his own through the use of his talent. Our father and mother conclusion was that this talent development process was worth it!

Jan 10, 2016

Can you start talent development at a much younger age than age twelve?

In a conversation with my wife I talk about how my experiment in talent development with my nine years old son is coming along. It can be done, but you have to way the cost in time of starting that early versus waiting for a more natural age of twelve. This is part of the 10,000 hours journey with developing a different talent in each of my children and my documentation of what works and doesn't work.

Your call to action: see if you can identify in any of your children who are younger than age twelve one ability and one family advantage that you could start putting together to begin developing a talent.




Aug 8, 2015

I interview Jack Reamer, real world writing consultant for business people. You turn to him if you want to learn how to write emails that others will want to open and read.

Have you noticed how hard it is to get others to read the message in your mail unless you already have a very close relationship?

Most school curriculum and college prep courses will not teach you to write in a way that others will actually listen to what you have to say. Traditional courses do in fact teach you some very clever and sophisticated writing techniques, but those will not get you read. But, Jack says, the mistake the mistake of those courses is to teach you to write too much and too cleverly. 

Jack Reamer explains how and why a different approach to writing gets you to your goal of communicating and connecting to your intended audience of readers. I asked him to unpack it in this interview in a way that young man or young woman who has a talent could use it to start building a following of readers by email. 


Jonathan Harris


Here are some of the resource links mentioned during the interview:

Jack Reamer’s blog site on how to turn your email newsletter list into paying customers:


Recommended reading: "The Robert Collier Letter Book" about how to write sales letters that customers will want to act on


Recommended reading: “Ogilvy on Advertising” by David Ogilvy


Recommended reading: “The Boron Letters” by Gary Halbert is very hand tool to help you find out which subject lines triggers the most interest in your readers


What is the AIDA formula? Attention, Interest, Desire, Action

AIDA is the core framework on how you should approach writing when you are writing to get someone’s attention for a sales relationship


For reference, what is the five-paragraph essay that Jack Reamer says is NOT a good way to write for developing followers who will want to read what you write; this is the typical stylistic approach to writing that is taught in conventional textbooks:



Apr 18, 2015
 Use Instagram for Building Talent Community

How do you use an Instagram account so that your talent focused young person can connect with other talented young people? There is an easy straight-forward way to do it and we tell you how to approach with the right mindset. It's the smart way to use your smart phone.

My wife and I discuss two recent Instagram examples that helped our two oldest boys to a community of very talented people.

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

Create an Instagram account to search for ideas on how the world of your child's talent could be showcased so that other talented people will want to connect with your son or daughter.


(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)


Apr 16, 2015
Why Parents Overlook Hidden Assets

Why do parents overlook hidden assets in their family life that would make all the difference to their child's future and talent development?

I discuss this common blindspot with my wife Renee. We propose several reasons why as parents we often fall back on choosing the average or common opportunity rather than taking advantage of what is already excellent in our family connections and relationships.

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

Make contact with one person you know or one event in your area that is directly related to an aspect of your son or daughter's talent. Use that time connecting directly with an active participant in that world of interest to replace some of the time spent studying it simply through a textbook.

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)