Role With It
One of the biggest privileges in my life is the fact that I work with so many smart, talented and charismatic people. Unfortunately, many people either don’t have the opportunity to surround themselves with good role models or simply don’t understand what a difference it can make to their lives.
I am currently filming another series of School Of Hard Knocks with Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell and, every time we make a new series, I am heartened by how much of a difference having close contact with positive role models makes to the young unemployed men guys we train.
I always encourage every one of the young men to closely watch and take note of how Scott and Will conduct themselves and interact because I know that if they model how they act it can have a positive effect on their behaviours and beliefs.
We have had many successes on School of Hard Knocks with people going from abject hopelessness to triumphantly changing their lives for the better. There are several reasons for this success but, I believe, one of the most important is being in close contact with people who really do ‘walk the walk’. The proximity of charismatic role models can truly change your life.
“If your child needs a role model and you're not it then you're both fucked.”
― George Carlin