When nothing was working, do something different.
I've always tried to find patterns and associations to derive simple solutions. This mindset is probably my number one reason that led me down the product development path.
When I first became a Dad, I was somewhat naive about children. I often thought, "sure, it might be a bit of work, but how hard it could be?" I often chuckle at how little I knew back then.
After my second child was born and my eldest child started displaying behavioural difficulties, I sought help from experts to guide me through these challenging times. Despite thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours and even more classes, books, podcasts, articles, videos or specialist appointments (you name it, I've read it). I was still no closer to a solution for my eldest child.
I’ve always tried to find patterns and associations to find simple solutions
Grant Fern (Founder)
It wasn't till late one night in 2015 I had a brain wave. It was just after 10:30 pm, and after hours of negotiations, bribes and begging to please go to sleep, I had finally managed to get the kids to settle down for the night. Exhausted, frazzled and over it, I sat in my office, exhausted, contemplating what I was doing wrong.
It was at that moment I had a realisation. The common factor in all of my complicated interactions with my children was one thing, it was me. I was the common factor.
So it was at this moment I picked up a pen and started to write on a pad in my office this simple idea, and at that moment, GritLife was born.
Philosophy and mission
So much of our lives are dictated not by the actions of others but by the reactions of ourselves. Whilst we cannot control everything that frustrates us about the world, what we can choose, and influence is how we want these things to affect us.
At GritLife, we're on a journey to minimise the daily suffering felt by everyone. We help people by teaching them how to build a growth mindset and reframe how they see the world.
Through our services, people will gain perspective and learn how to micro-mentor themselves through behavioural changes. Thus, relieving some of the stress, frustration, and suffering out of life.
At GritLife we know facilitating behavioural change is a struggle. It's easy to fall back into patterns of bad behaviour or thinking.
This is why we promise our members that we're not here to judge or make them feel guilty. We want to help you, always.
So regardless of your age, culture, upbringing or anything that makes you unique, at GritLife we're building a service to support you and help steer you through your self-development journey.