Social Impact Entrepreneur Ashley Kegley-Whitehead Redefines Chores That Your Kids Will Learn and Love, Episode 166

Whether your kids are two or twelve, today’s guest, Ashley Kegley-Whitehead, a social impact entrepreneur and mom of two girls, has decided to redefine chores for kids. She has built tools you can use to entice your kids to do chores and turn them into responsible human beings.

Ashley is on a mission to build self-reliant, compassionate, and confident kids. She believes small things can have a big impact, and that the messages and stories we tell our children today will shape their imagination and outlook tomorrow. Ashley knows first-hand and understands the importance of how values and ideals show up in our communities, workplaces, and households. 

As parents, it’s important that we’re able to have bolder conversations with our kids about this topic – and start them young. Chores are cool as well as raising kids with confidence. We’ve got to start thinking about how we can introduce to them, at an early age, things that would really grow with them, providing them with that constant healthy support system. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How we can turn around how our kids think about chores
  • Why chores are important and can predict future success
  • Having a checklist and keeping the score
  • Discussing chores with a three-year-old and other tips
  • Giving your kid tools to take responsibility
  • A new definition of “chores” 
  • How to build lifelong habits that stretch our kids
  • There are intangible benefits to doing chores
  • The power of sideways listening and conversation starters you can use
  • Using chores as a time to have richer conversations with kiddos 
  • Ways to think about using a book as a wellspring of other product ideas
  • Self-publishing, hybrid, and traditional publishing as options for entrepreneurs
  • Key questions to ask yourself as you consider how to write and publish a book
  • What are some benefits of building a business and sharing the journey with your kids
  • Celebrating our kids’ wins – big and small
  • Integrating what you do and who you are

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Chad Romzek, Entrepreneur and Inventor of the Kick Ash Basket Talks About Career Transitions and Taking a Leap of Faith, Episode 39

How Ex-Corporate Mom Jo Dodd Went From Leaving Corporate America to Living in Jotopia, Episode 123

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