How do you know if you have ntrepreneurs in the house? If any of your children ex- hibit the following behav-
iors, they might be entrepreneurs:
because they are project-oriented vi-
so their grades don’t indicate their level of intelligence, which doesn’t seem
to bother them.
•;They;are;prone;to;disregard;the;opin-ions of others because they see things
differently, which often leads to being
misunderstood or ridiculed.
in new situations where no one has
•;They;solve;problems;by;creating;in-come-producing projects which may
result in being falsely accused of wor-shipping money.
usually disturbs most safety-conscious
• They are quick to outsource their
chores and schoolwork to others.
to do everything. Sometimes they do.
Why are these children like this?
For the world’s problems to be solved
locally as well as globally, we must have
entrepreneurs to find solutions that create work for others. They are big picture
leaders who must be educated differently
so they can learn to think and lead, not
just conform. Otherwise, they will live
When do you start noticing that
entrepreneurial children are
Project-oriented thinkers often do things
other children don’t, even when they are
toddlers. By the time they are about five,
they may sell rocks from your backyard
to the neighborhood children or start
a restaurant serving mud pies in their
By the time they are ten or twelve, they
will be selling lemonade in front of your
house and cutting the neighbors’ grass
with their own lawnmower.
You may want to partner with your
child in their business ventures for a few
years until they are old enough to legally own a business. If you support and
educate them well when they are young,
their businesses could be generating interesting incomes by the time their peers
are going off to college.
So, how do you educate
If you have been pulling your hair out try-
ing to decide how to educate your entre-
preneurial children, don’t send them off
to traditional school thinking that you are
not able to meet their needs. Keep them
at home where they can safely pursue
their projects and manage their own time.
They’ll thank you for it when they are 40.
In traditional schools, “different”
children are often ridiculed and perse-
cuted. Genius isn’t readily recognized
and that’s what you have here—chil-
dren with an element of genius that
need to be nurtured, not ostracized.
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They are big picture
leaders who must be
so they can learn to
think and lead, not