My Advice To Young Entrepreneurs
Read about some tips for those looking into entrepreneurship
Reflecting back on to my high school years, there are definitely changes I could have made which may have benefitted me more. A lot of people don’t mention this, but your high school years hold so much opportunity for you to do great things and set your future self up for success. The only thing you need is the drive, how bad do you want it?
Work and Learn a Specific Skill Aggressively
Whether it’s writing, coding, design, choose something that is of interest to you and learn. Spend time and perfect this skill. Developing a specific skill can yield you grand rewards. It’s okay if you’re not sure what you want to do, take a few months to jump between skills, but it is important that you limit yourself to only 1–2 skills.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” — Bruce Lee
Being able to perfect one skill is the ultimate way to stand out from your peers.
Get a Part-Time Job
Getting a part-time job was probably one of the best decisions I made back in high school. No, you won’t make a lot of money, but if you’re someone still in school, any amount of active income is respectable and worth your time.
One key idea you will learn is the value of money. (Hopefully)
Growing up, your parents tend to buy you things, and you may have also received a weekly allowance. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to live that way forever. Understanding the value of money greatly matures your spending habits, saving habits, and understanding of the world. When you begin to make your own money, you realize that not everything is really cheap and that in order to make money, you need to spend time.
Another great lesson learned with this is time management. You’ll have to learn to balance out school and work an amazing skill to have.
As someone in high-school or college, your monthly expenses is probably little to none. This is a great time to start investing the money you make/accumulate.
- Roth IRA
Build your Resume
Your resume is one of the most important pieces of your portfolio that future employers will look at. Take your time and jump the gun and start building your resume.
I promise you this will take loads of future stress when you get into the first few years of college, and you have already taken steps in improving your resume with different skills/work experiences that you have already accumulated.