Have you ever wondered what type mindset you really have? My guess is most adults don't give it much, if any, thought. I know I didn't for most of my adult working life. The vast majority of us are programmed from an early age to go to school, make good grades then on to college so we can get a job at a great corporation, make great money and benefits, and along the way save faithfully for our retirement. I guess there was a time (the industrial age) when that plan made perfect sense and it actually worked. However, in today's digital world when technology is changing at warp speed that model just doesn't work as perfectly as it used to. Too many college students today have racked up a large amount of tuition debt but cannot find a good paying job or, in some cases, no job at all! In today's world the missing link is educating our children about money. We learn all sorts of things in school but the one thing not taught is how money works and how to make it work for you. Therefore we enter the working world as adults and most of us know virtually nothing about money!
Think Outside The Box~
We're like robots who search for a job, work on someone else's dream, pay bills and only dream of taking nice vacations, staying at home to raise our kids, buying the home of our dreams and etc. Usually without ever imagining there is a world of abundance and opportunity out there if we just take the time to look and open our mind to the possibilities. When we're in this employee only mindset, we tend to let opportunities pass us by. Perhaps we didn't recognize the opportunity when it presented itself to us (unaware) or perhaps we kept our mind shut like a steel trap believing any opportunity someone shared with us is a scam (skeptical). However someone with an entrepreneurial mindset would have welcomed the chance to hear about a new opportunity and made an informed decision whether the opportunity is right for them or not.
Trust me when I tell you there are LOTS of business opportunities out there in this digital and global age we're living in right now. It can be overwhelming even….but it doesn't really take long to educate yourself on how to vet the legit opportunities. And for those already with an entrepreneurial mindset, we must remember to educate those with an employee mindset. If they say no to your opportunity, even without hearing what it is, realize they most likely need time to change their thinking and this will take a few exposures to the opportunity.
I'd like to close this post with a recommended book that explains this topic perfectly. When I read this book a few years ago, it was a total game changer for me. I believe you will also see the value in this book written by the brilliant Robert Kiyosaki and it's called Rich Dad Poor Dad. Happy reading!!