I’m in between making calls — we all have to do that to generate leads right? How many of us really like it at 5 p.m. so instead of calling I started reading my various email subscriptions and was totally blown away with the articles of these youngsters – 12-17-18-21 year old creating companies, products and services and I was extremely motivated to keep reading. Business Insider
Working with many client who are typically over 45 who say they want to create financial growth and want control of their lives but stop short of making changes in their lives had me thinking about why they stop and these young entrepreneurs do not. It makes me think of the times I went with someone new skiing for the first time — ok it is summer and probably 100 degrees outside my door but I had to think cool thoughts so skiing comes to mind. Remember going skiing for the first time – FEAR of breaking bones, FEAR of losing control and FEAR of being embarrassed as your headed down the slope. Thinking about my clients fear as well as my own fear of leaving my salary job with a great company to start this business with my sister keeps me humble. Reading about these youngsters gets me motivated to tell myself what Jim Rohn wrote, “self-preservation has a tendency to lead to poverty”.
The article on these youth should be read by everyone –it appears they have had the fear factor as well as failure of many attempts but they did it — they kept their focus on their strong desire to win and make something happen — kudos to all of them. They list the 6 traits to make an audacious amount of money:
1. Support – don’t go it alone
2. Hard work – nobody said it was easy
3. Passion – love it or leave it
4. Perseverance – how to take a punch and get back up
5. Naivety – because you just don’t know any better
6. Humility – No, you don’t know everything — read the specific stories here get inspired and get acting as if you cannot fail!