As a parent I’m constantly concerned with the well-being and future success of my children. I suppose it’s only natural to worry about our kids, and I’m sure we’ll never stop. We long for them to be content and successful at whatever they choose to do. We hope that we’ll be able to provide them with answers when they need them.
Almost all of us find our way in life but it is so much easier if we have the necessary tools and knowledge. As a Dad I’d do anything to ensure that my girls future is bright.
The worrying growth in youth unemployment, fuelled by the current economic downturn, means that a new generation of young people face an uncertain future. Unemployment, benefit dependency and rising debt are a huge problem for young adults today.
Under 25s now make up the largest group of unemployed people in the UK. Among under 25s, one in four men and one in five women are unemployed.
Now what father could see those sort of statistics and not worry.Being the father to two young ladies, 17 and 21 who are going to have to survive and prosper in today’s competitive world, I feel that I have a responsibility to not just them, but to others who face similar circumstances.
After all I’m both a blogger and an online entrepreneur. I not only love what I do, but its building for me a fantastic lifestyle. The possibilities and opportunities offered to the younger generation are mind blggling. The world woulkd truly be their oyster.
I want to stand on a platform and shout one message to them all. Look for a job you love, and if you can’t find it, create it yourself!
Spend your time on what you’re passionate about? Life’s too short not to.
Your starting point is defining what you love.
Only when you know what you love can you take the next step to define what work is best for you.
When you combine your passion and work, you’ll be able to create a thriving and profitable business
If you love something — if you’re passionate about it — then you’ll put in the work necessary to succeed, and it will.
I believe I’m saying that the entrepreneurial spirit needs to be their calling.
Both my girls have gone down the path of further education, something I’m very proud of. They have developed their skills in scholastic areas, but are they prepared with the skills to make something of their lives after education has finished?
I really want them to be able to work out what they can do with their lives, how they can enjoy their lives, and make huge success of it. I want them to learn how to realize their ideas, how to make the most of their lives.
There’s a lot of opportunity for young people in the business world right now! And a lot working in their favour. They have a natural curiosity, a willingness to take risks, and abundant amounts of energy!
The irony of that thinking is that these days there isn’t a job that exists that’s guaranteed safe or secure. The days of working for a company for 30 years and retiring with a nice pension are long gone. I wholeheartedly believe that entrepreneurship, and the skills that go along with it, are what will best prepare our young people for the future.
What is the single most important thing I could teach my two daughters?
It’s the importance of passion doing something that is fulfilling to them. If you’re passionate about what you’re doing, obstacles won’t seem as big and will be easier to overcome, and your “work” won’t feel like work at all.
When you’re following your passion, all areas of your life improve. You’re happier, so your relationships are better, you’re likely to be more productive, so your financial picture is better, and you even have more incentive to take care of your health.
So be assured there will be many articles here where I talk about combinbing your passions and entrepreneurial skills to create your very own successful business. I hope my daughters come by and read them with you, and I guarantee you all, building something brilliant, that you love, really is possible. Let me show you how.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary”