In school children are taught how to read and write, add and subtract and about their country’s history. These are important things. But most of this stuff can’t be used in real life. What if you want your child to become a successful entrepreneur when he grows up? How can you make this happen?
Here are 4 ways on how kids can become successful entrepreneurs.
- Modeling. No. I’m not talking about ramp modeling where you strut your stuff down a runway. I’m talking about parent modeling. If you want your kid to be a successful businessman, don’t just tell him what to do. Show him. We learn best through imitation. Ever since we were born we have learned all that we know now through imitation. So speak and act like the entrepreneur you want your child to be. Once he sees how you do it, he will follow suit.
- Give him opportunities to grow his entrepreneurial skills. Business acumen is a skill. And like most skills, it can be learned. No body is born a good businessman. What makes a person good in business is the training he gets. So give him opportunities to hone his skills. Give him products to sell, let him participate in trade fairs and help him come up with ways on how to earn money. As they say, experience is the best teacher. Teach him not to fear failure. In life, there are no failures. Each “failure” is actually a learning experience in disguise and they are excellent opportunities for growth.
- Teach him the value of money. If you want your child to be successful in business teach him to value money. His attitude with $2 is going to be the same with $2 million. If he doesn’t know how to manage money, more money won’t be the solution. You can teach him the value of money by not spending carelessly and for always taking into account every dollar spent.
- Encourage him to focus on personal growth. Your financial growth is proportional to your personal growth. It’s not the size of your wealth that is important. It’s the size of you. Encourage your child to explore and try new things. Let him attend seminars and read good books. I know of a parent who actually pays his son to attend seminars. Well, at least he used to. But not anymore. Because now, his son attends seminars on his own. It has become a habit.
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