Today is Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. If you have a store front, you might force encourage your kid to work there, partly because you need the cheap labor and partly because you are imparting a work ethic. But, do you take the time to show her and create the picture of being the owner?
If you are an Entrepreneur and you works at home, you might think that every day is “Take your Kids to Work Day” – but is it? Part of the reason some of us work at home is so that we can be there for our kids, able to take them to school, extra-curricular activities and BE there when they get home from those events. We get in the habit of working our businesses around them, instead of with them.
I’m guilty of this. My daughter has no interest in my actual scrapbooking business (except when she can use my supplies to complete a school project.) However, I can still impart the notion of what it’s like to be in business for your self. Showing her that knowing WHO you are is invaluable and something I’ve visited via Ann Evanston through her Social Networking Coaching Club.
I was reading a blog post by Jennifer Fong and I was struck by her comment about her son’s pretend play, he said, “I’ll fix the truck. I own the tire store.” Wow! Am I creating that picture for my daughter?
I think a sense of Entrepreneurship can exist for not only Entrepreneurs but within a corporate community, what do you think? What can we do to encourage the spirit of Entrepreneurship in our youth?