Raising an entrepreneur part 8


Teach your kids how to be creative and make money. Then the money they get, 50 percent goes in their 50 house account,  percent goes in their toy account. My kids love this stuff. Some of the entrepreneurial traits that you've got to nurture in kids attainment, tenacity, leadership, introspection, interdependence, values. All these traits you can find in young kids, and you can help nurture them. Look for that kind of stuff. There's two traits that I want you to also look out for that we don't kind of get out of their system ( raising children).

Don't medicate kids for attention deficit disorder unless it is really, really freaking bad. The same with the whole things on mania and stress and depression, unless it is so clinically brutal, man. Bipolar disorder is nicknamed the CEO disease. When Steve Jurvetson and Jim Clark and Jim Barksdale have all got it, and they built Netscape -- imagine if they were given Ritalin. We wouldn't have had that stuff, right? Al Gore really would have had to invented the Internet. These skills are the skills we should be teaching in the classroom as well as everything else. I'm not saying don't get kids to want to be lawyers. But how about getting entrepreneurship to be ranked right up there with the rest of them as well? Because there's huge opportunities in that.

Hopefully this inspires you to take what you've heard from me and do something with it to change the world. Because a lot of what we consider impossible is easy to overcome. Because in case you haven't noticed, we live in a place where one  individual can make a difference. Just look at the people who built our country; our parents, grandparents, our aunts, uncles, they were immigrants, newcomers ready to make their mark ( raising children).

Maybe they came with very little, or perhaps they didn't own anything except for a single brilliant idea. These people were thinkers, doers , innovators, until they came up with the name entrepreneurs!   They change the way we think about what is possible.   They have a clear vision of how life can be better  for all of us, even when times are tough.   Right now, it's hard to see when our view is cluttered with obstacles.   But turbulence creates opportunities for success, achievement, and pushes us to discover new ways of doing things.  So what opportunities will you go after and why?   If you're an entrepreneur   you know that risk isn't the reward.   No. The rewards are driving innovation , changing people's lives. Creating jobs.   Fueling growth.   And making a better world ( raising children).   

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