A little while ago, I posted about the Generation Next programs that are being scheduled in Dallas and in Cleveland.
For all of you young people out there who about to graduate and are dreaming of creating and running your own business, here is an excerpt from an Entrepreneur Magazine that touches on that topic.
They conducted an interview with Jennifer Kushell, author of Secrets of the Young & Successful: How to get everything you want without waiting a lifetime.
Jennifer started her first business at the ripe old age of… 13!!!
And at 19, she had started 3 other businesses!
So I’m reading this article, reading her bio and I’m asking myself, “What’s my excuse? What was I doing at 13?”
Anyway, here is an excerpt from the article:
Entrepreneur: Although it’s not written specifically for entrepreneurs, what do you think the most important lessons are for young entrepreneurs reading this book?
Kushell: I’d say the most important thing in the world is to be able to clearly articulate what you’re trying to do, or what you’re interested in. You don’t have a lot of time to pitch yourself and to pitch your ideas to people out there, and the more clear, concise and sophisticated your answers can be, the more people will pay attention to you.
You can read the article in its entirety here at Entrepreneur.com or you can find it bookmarked on del.icio.us with the tags entrepreneurship or youngentrepreneurs.
We address the same kind of stuff in the Generation Next program. So if you are looking for a way to practice some of the topics highlighted in the article, Generation Next is a good start.
On the other hand, if you are like me, reading this article and saying to yourself, “What was I doing at 13?” you may want to give you son or daughter the opportunity to answer that question differently.
Send an inquiry our way using the form on the sidebar, send an email to K_fisher@dalecarnegie.com or call at 216-245-0092 and we’ll get you hooked up.