Matt Beaudreau is a world-renowned keynote speaker; founder of Acton Academy Placer, where young people go to find their super powers; and host of The Essential 11 Podcast.
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3 Value Bombs
1) The mission of the Acton Academy Network is to inspire each child and parent who enters the door to find a calling that will change the world.
2) The future goal for Acton Academy Placer is to prepare and empower its students to self-direct their own journeys.
3) The concept of Hero’s Journey will help you get through the Pandemic, find a calling that will allow you to live the Hero’s Journey, and eliminate fear out of your life.
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Today’s Audio MASTERCLASS: Helping Young Heroes Find a Calling That Will Change the World with Matt Beaudreau
[1:19] – Matt shares something interesting about himself that most people do not know.
- Before he got into education, he competed in Mixed Martial Arts and had 9 fights.
[1:57] – What is the mission of the Acton Academy Network?
- The mission of the Acton Academy Network is to inspire each child and parent who enters their door to find a calling that will change the world.
- The Acton Academy Network promises to have the children become life-long learners through curiosity and to begin “The Hero’s journey”.
[3:12] – What is the importance of “The Hero’s Journey”?
- The Hero’s Journey is based on the work of Joseph Campbell. It is the backbone of all good stories.
- It affirms life as an adventure of self-discovery.
- The importance of “The Hero’s Journey” is that it focuses on building a life in the 21st century rather than just existing.
[5:26] – How did Acton Academy come to be?
- Jeff and Laura Sandefer started The Acton MBA program in Austin, Texas for their children over a decade ago.
- The 1st family who left the program moved to California and brought The Acton program there.
- From there, the Acton Academy Network spread like wildfire globally.
[8:30] – Matt shares his thoughts on people who say “I went to school and came out fine”.
- He challenges the concept of “fine” in countless ways.
- Matt has no desire for his children to be “fine”; he wants them to be resilient, capable, self-confident, self-aware, agile, adaptive, and be the people who make an impact in the world.
- There is a huge disconnect between the children who know how to play school well, and those who know how to provide value in the real world.
[15:36] – Matt shares some of Hero Stories from the Acton Academy Placer.
- A young lady who has taken her love and abilities in art, the Acton Academy Placer helped her focus on her academics and art abilities at the same time. She is now commissioned to do all sorts of art pieces. She created a skateboard for Tony Hawk, and he took her skateboard to his California Hall of Fame induction.
- The Acton Academy Placer has helped multiple students start businesses at a young age
[18:58] – What is your future goal for Acton Academy Placer?
- The future goal for Acton Academy Placer is to prepare and empower students to self-direct their own journeys.
- They continue to expand, and they look forward to having their second campus soon.
- They are pushing forward to do big things that will help give back to the community.
[20:55] – How can people learn more about sending their kids to an Acton Academy near them? And if there’s no Acton Academy near them, how can people learn more about starting their own?
- Find an Acton Academy Near You – Check the website and see if there is a location in your area!
- Launch Your Acton Academy – Find out more, commit yourself to the Hero’s Journey, and serve others.
[23:06] – Matt’s parting piece of guidance.
- The concept of Hero’s Journey will help you get through the Pandemic, find a calling that will allow you to live the Hero’s Journey, and eliminate fear out of your life.
[24:30] – Matt’s call to action.
- Acton Academy – Check the website to find a location in your area!
- Acton Placer – Connect with Matt
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