I woke up to life this morning like every other morning.
I was excited and eager to get to my office desk
I saw something troublesome
As usual when you encounter a problem that threatens your business, I spent the next hour in hell
My staff were busy with their duties yet asking me questions when they needed my opinion
They could see me sitting down but they couldn’t imagine what was going through my mind.
They thought I was in the office but I was in hell
At a point I confessed to one of them, “My head is not normal for now” so he could stop expecting my input in what he was doing.
After I solved the problem to a satisfactory level, I asked myself, “What should we teach our children?”
I mean, I go through “hell” day after day, as an entrepreneur.
You have to fight against competition, win some and lose some battles.
You have to think about employing the right people and managing them is another headache.
You must have strategies in place to keep your existing customers and get more.
You have to manage or employ someone to manage various technologies you use in your business.
Cashflow management, proper accounting, relationships with investors ect.
These are “hell” we go through day after day and these are the reality of life.
The road to Heaven goes through hell
The road to palace goes through prison
My question is, if this is the reality (which is), what should we teach our children?
Since we’re aware this exactly is what they will grow up to see, what should we teach them now that will prepare them for the future?
Should we just teach our children the multiplication tables, alphabet and how to be employees or we should teach them how to be strong and stubborn with life’s challenges?
Our current school system was designed to train people to be average.
Nothing in the school will teach you how to fight hard in life.
You are programmed to think government and your employer will take care of you.
You must unlearn this lie
If you want to be an entrepreneur, you must be willing to go through prison on your journey to the palace
Yes, successful entrepreneurs are rich.
Yes, successful entrepreneurs are famous.
But look, successful entrepreneurs go through hell day after day
You have to fight to get good market share, fight to keep your customer base, fight to remain a king, deal with selfish employees, negotiate with investors, manage cash flow, manage unexpected problems, play around unfair government regulations, taxes etc.
Yes, it all worth it because you’ll become rich and famous.
But you have to be prepared for it and I advocate that we teach our children to prepare for life’s battles and be strong enough to fight hard.
Life is NOT easy. Get used to it.
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