“Let’s do that, okay?” is one of my 3-year-old’s favorite phrases.
She’ll say, “Let’s print out pictures and make grandparent cards. Let’s do that, okay?”
And…”Let’s wash the cars in the front yard. Let’s do that, okay?”
And…”Let’s go to Phoenix and Washington and Oregon and Disneyland and California tomorrow. Let’s do that, okay?”
Her words are breathless and energy-filled and ready for action.
I’m not sure if my kids will end up being 9-to-5ers in some big corporation or not (and, if so, that’s fine by me…), but – in my heart of hearts – I secretly kind of hope not. I want them to have the skills and resources to be able to start their own businesses, create their own hours, and bring their brilliance to the world.
Because I want to teach those things…I strive to model them. I think up ways to grow my business. I work hard and stay up late…sometimes too late. I write down ideas in my notepad.
And…whenever my 3-year-old says, “Let’s do that, okay?” —> I try to almost always say, “Okay.”
YOUR TURN: How do you teach your children about entrepreneurship and hard work?