When you were a kid did you ever have a lemonade stand? Did you ever sell candy to the neighbors or at school to make a few bucks? Not all children have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug when they are younger but I really feel it's important to really teach kids the harsh realities of going into the workforce so they have a good understanding when it comes time to make the important decisions in life.
You see one of the things we have working against ourselves is our education system. With a few exceptions, most of the education we receive from the time we are in kindergarten to the day we graduate from college is…
- Get a good education
- Graduate with your degree
- Get a job at a company with good benefits and you will be set for life!
There are several problems with this.
First…almost the entire educational environment is focused on getting a job.
Now please don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with getting a job and working for a great company. Most people end of doing that and a some enjoy it and make a big difference.
But the harsh reality is that a HUGE percentage of people with jobs are not satisfied because they either don't like where they are work or they are one paycheck from being broke all the time.
The Second problem is that it is very RARE to find anyone that works at a company these days for more than 3 to 5 years. In fact switching jobs has become the "new norm". And of course there are always lay-offs, budget cuts, etc.
Are we teaching our children about these realities?
Wouldn't it make sense to spend time when they are young and teach them about entrepreneurship. Starting their own home-business…especially one online. Heck…the younger generations practically live on online these days. Why not teach them how to make some money.
So knowing that kids these days can really benefit about learning how to start their own business…where do you start?
I think it's important to set expectations right from the start. Starting a home business for the young entrepreneur can be exciting, challenging but over all they need to learn that it does involve work.
The truth is starting an online business can make you a lot more money than most regular jobs, but they do involve work, time and dedication. Something that sometimes kids want to skip. Make sure they understand that a home business is real. The more time they dedicate the better it will be.
The other important thing to consider is giving them options. Letting them know what it's really like working out in the "Rat Race" and working on a home-business. Be realistic. It's easy for kids to want to choose a "Safe" way rather than something that may take a little extra effort. Most adults are like that as well.
The last thing is to always be positive to kids about running your own business. Especially from home. You see most kids still have dreams when they are young. They want accomplish great things. Somehow as they get older they settle for mediocrity… that is unless they have a good example so be the kind of person who inspires those youngsters.
With the job outlook looking bleak these days, young kids (and many adults) should really focus on a home business to get them to their goals and dreams. Help them keep those dreams alive by being a positive role model to them always.
If you are looking for a business that is positive, makes great money and can started part-time, please watch the video below or share it with someone who you think could benifet from a home-business online.
…and follow the simple steps. It's working for me and thousands of others out there online.
PS Looking for a few people to teach them the basics of making money online.