EP 27 - When you want to QUIT, Make like a Honeybee and STICK with it!

EP 27 - When you want to QUIT, Make like a Honeybee and STICK with it!

Zara arrives home from a run to find that Leo has turned the Believemobile into a disco spin class! Get pumped in this jumping, jiving episode as we discover the Sichuan beekeeper who used GRIT to overcome a whole hive of challenges!


In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to use GRIT to overcome big challenges
  • Travel to China
  • Be inspired by Chen Yanyu, a beekeeper

    Supplemental Resources




      1. Turn to Chapter 6  "Challenges Make You Stronger" in Big Life Journal - Second Edition and review Part 1 and Part 2.

      2. Use the My Getting Unstuck Spinner printable (in the Resilience Kit).

      My Getting Unstuck Spinner

      3. Teach About Grit Through Nature. Show your child pictures or real-life examples of the resilience and perseverance of nature (like Bees).  

      4. Practice the “Hard Thing Rule”

      Hard Thing Rule

      Discussion Questions

      • What motivated Leo & Zara to keep spinning?
      • What inspired Chen to not give up taking care of the bees?
      • Have you ever had to restart a project from scratch? What motivated you to get through the challenge?

      For Parents and Teachers


      Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Hernandez. 


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