7 Steps to Raising Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is one of the few career choices in life that still allows for unlimited growth opportunity. As a parent, I believe that part of my job is to raise my children with the ability to handle the hardships of this world, build character and have a heart for others. I also believe that as a parent, it is my responsibility to teach them how to give back to humanity as well as ensure that their families will be taken care of as they get older.

How many “jobs” out there offer the opportunity to make $150,000 a year or more?

  • Doctor (Min. 7 years in college and TONS of student loans)
  • Lawyer (Same…)
  • Astronaut (Shoot for the moon on this one.)
  • Professional Athlete (Got goals?)
  • Blockbuster Movie Actor (The avg. actor makes $50k)
  • Business Owner (Achievable!)

According to Salary.com, the average CEO’s compensation is over $729,000 per year!

When you can understand how to start and run a business, opportunities are unlimited. No longer do they have to rely on others for a “paycheck.” They can create their own. Downsizing, layoffs and pink slips are a thing of the past. You can make as much or as little money as you want to make. Live life how you choose.

One thing I have always taught my children is to be givers. I think that the vast majority of people want to give. It’s built in us. The truth is, however, you can’t give what you don’t have.

In order for us to help our children achieve opportunities that will allow them to be givers and more than provide for their families, we must give them the tools and the attitudes that will allow them to be successful entrepreneurs.

1. Optimism

No one was ever born a pessimist. The world tends to do that to us. Children are naturally optimistic. When you were young, what did you want to be? Was it something on the list above? Children look for the best in things naturally. We must support this.

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