Teaching our kids good habits is part and parcel of being a parent where we strive to model what is best for them. Good eating habits, healthy living habits, study habits, fitness habits, sleep habits, personal discipline habits, grooming habits …the list goes on and on! However, when you are a parent and an entrepreneur, there are additional habits that we want our kids to learn from us.
So we wanted to know: What Entrepreneurial Habits Do you Want your Kids to Learn from Watching You?
Kristina Vanderwater Bouncing off the Walls
“Aside from the obvious of teaching them that hard work pays off and they can realize their dreams my main goal is to teach my kids to be self-sufficient. You never know what life will throw at you and I want my kids to be able to take care of themselves financially without relying on anyone else.”
Rita Filippi Holowenko Kinder Buzz
“Do what you have a passion for, something you enjoy. That will give you fulfillment and is worth more than money.”
Jill Wirth Green Baby Clothing Company
“To make sure you give everything 100%. “
Meaghan Kerton-Moir Petal Babies
“I want them to learn the importance of doing things the best possible way, and how the effort you put in to your work affects not only you but those who use your product. I want them to feel good about whatever they choose to do. “
Heather Commet Tastefully Simple
“Even though I am a stay at home mom and wife. I am Still a girl! I have something that gives me, that girl time outside the house from time to time. You do not have to be stuck at home 24/7 just because you are a stay-at-home mom/wife! Its very important to know who you are and never lose your identity!”
Sabrina Rhodes Arbonne
“I want my girls to know that their success is up to them, that everything they need will be inside of them. It will take effort and work, but the rewards they receive will be worth it. I also want them to see that it is AWESOME to be a WAHM and that it is more than possible to have and live the best of both worlds”
Julie Starfish Kidz
“First: just to try. If they have an idea, to have the confidence to try it.
Second: to enjoy it and believe in it. I think the best success (or luck even) comes when you are enjoying what you are doing or creating.
Third: yes, there will be bad days, and bad ideas! But to learn from them and move on. Don’t dwell or your mistakes, just learn from them. Always work to find better, quicker or smarter ways of doing what you do.
And last: Be proud of what you do, no matter what it is! There are no bad jobs, just bad attitudes!”
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