Entrepreneurship runs in my blood. I’ve had the entrepreneurial bug ever since I was a little boy. It was engrained in me for as long as I can remember. In this world, there are many differing opinions of whether entrepreneurship is something you’re born with or something you learn. I believe that everyone is born with it; however, for many, it’s buried under cultural conditioning. This conditioning happens mostly unintentionally but it happens nonetheless. It’s well-meaning parents, coaches, teachers, advisors, and counselors who inadvertently take the entrepreneurial spirit out of kids.
Think about some of the most powerful characteristics inherent in the best entrepreneurs out in our world today. They are courageous, loud, bold, persistent, visionary, believing, problem- solving individuals who take their biggest dreams and make them come alive. Even amidst the onslaught of nay-sayers, they ignore everyone telling them what they can’t do and persist in what they know they can do
Now, think about the characteristics of every child from the time they’re born until 3 or 4 years old. I don’t know about you but I see the very same characteristics. I see children who are courageous in taking their first steps, loud in letting the world know that they’re hungry, dirty, or tired, bold in the questions they ask and the statements they make, persistent in not stopping until they get what they want, visionary with their imaginations and what is possible, completely believing of everything taught to them, and problem-solving with any obstacle that lies in their path from getting what they want.