Kids are natural entrepreneurs. They see opportunity at ever angle. They work out really young how to get noticed, how to negotiate, how to manipulate, take shortcuts and the best strategies to get what they want. Great entrepreneurial characteristics don’t you think?
Slowly the entrepreneurial spirit can get worn down by the resounding sounds of ‘no’, ‘not now’, it’s too dangerous’, ‘don’t be ridiculous’, ‘it won’t work’. The same words budding entrepreneurs hear from doomsdayer’s. Pretty soon rewards come from doing what everyone does. Matching your skills with jobs not your own business.
Entrepreneurs tend to get put in the too hard basket and are often penalised for the way they agitate in life, and in the classroom. Some famous entrepreneurs claim lack of success in the classroom, which could tell us something about out school system or just the way we operate as a society. ‘Safety first’.
Risk taking should be encouraged in all aspects of life and we will have richer, more creative communities and lots more successful small businesses. If you’ve always wanted to start your own business, forget what you’ve been taught at school and take the risk. If you want help to work out of you are cut out for business then come to our workshop or get in touch for a consultation.