Is Entrepreneurship in Our Blood?
I have been meaning to share this concept for awhile. Do you have a little entrepreneur in your family? I just returned from San Diego at Matt Lloyd’s Online Income Revolution. It was an awesome event, and it was very special because it was limited to 50 people. As I was bonding, and enjoying the training, I was among 50 entrepreneurs! I started thinking about my last event, feeling very comfortable to be “among my own kind.” What does that mean?
I want to share a story about my daughter. She always had a vivid imagination. She seemed to be 2 years ahead of her age mentally. She is very bright and animated and it was a joy to raise her. She brought laughter and fun to our household because she is so inquisitive and curious. At the age of eight she did something which, at the time, I thought was cute. Now that I think about it, I have to ask myself whether her “play” was much more than regular childs play.
One day, and on the side of the bed, I discovered my laundry had been washed and neatly folded and set in a little pile with a handwritten note that said, “At Kelsies Laundry Delivery Service…” She left a bill for $.67 for me to pay for her services. It was so funny. Here is an image:
It’s a little difficult to read but here are the prices/pile she charged:
- Pants-25 cents
- Shirts-25 cents
- Bras-10 cents
- Underwear-10 cents
- Socks-5 cents
No one told her to do this. For about 6 weeks, she earned money by washing and folding everyone’s clothes and charging for her services. She included specials and coupons and all of us in the family went along with it and paid her.
Entrepreneurship seemed to be a part of her personality, or she may have been modeling after me because at that time, I was running a part-time online business (LOL it really was a hobby, but I didn’t know it at the time). I have another daughter who would not have participated in that type of activity. She is the adventurer of the family and has a different type of personality.
This is only one example of her entrepreneurship tendencies. She showed great leadership throughout here entire childhood and experimented with many businesses. I’m not going to explain all of them, but many included fashion design, selling items she created, and writing.
I would love to hear some your thoughts and comments. Do you have little entrepreneurs in your family? Did you practice entrepreneurship as a child?
Kelsie’s Laundry Delivery Service Bills and Coupons