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It’s Only Natural to Worry About Our Kids

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It’s Only Natural to Worry About Our Kids

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”

photo credit: Kirt Edblom Lightning via photopin (license)


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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.
  1. Su July 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    New blog looks brilliant. Love this article. Keep up the great work both of you!

    • Larry Lewis July 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Sister, great to have you visiting. We will i promise, and hope to see you around here, far more.

  2. Neil Haywood July 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Larry, you are shocking! Get that steve jobs pic smaller AND its supposed to be a portrait pic. Geez! do i have to do everything round here hehehe

    • Larry Lewis July 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Think this must be spam comment – and hey you give me time to get used to this dashboard, i’ll be awesome soon …. ish

      • Neil Haywood July 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        If anyone is wondering why there are two quotes in this post we are using this page example for our training program. The title for this particular section of our training session is going to be aptly named “Don’t Larry your quotes!”.

  3. Mary Hudak-Collins July 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    The new style looks great Larry! Amazing post too. It’s incredible how things have changed since we were our children’s age. Times are quite different now. I wish your daughters good luck in their journey through life.

    • Larry Lewis July 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks so much Mary i do love it. Who needs luck when they got me!

  4. Brenda July 20, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Nice looking Blog, Larry. Yes, it is such a different time for our kids. I think back to the things I did when I was younger (things I would not allow mine to do) and shudder. Different rules, different options (so many more) and life choices. Wishing yours the best on their journey.
    (and thanks for the positive words)

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