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Protecting our children’s entrepreneurial mindset

Building our network marketing business is not just about who is going to join our revolution now, but who the future generations are. As parents and role models, we need to be aware of the messages that are children are hearing from the system that is their to get them started in life.

I loved this Facebook comment from a friend and colleague, Cat Armor, who is successfully building her network marketing business in her spare time.

She said, “I thought I’d share my frustration with the school system. My 14 year old daughter had a “Work Experience Presentation” at school recently. The Deputy Head said that girls could not do work experience with their parents, especially if ‘working from home’ because that isn’t ‘real work’. Also she mentioned not to worry too much if the girls work experience placement was in a field they’re not interested in, as they won’t start work until they’re at least 21 or 22 years old after they leave University. I’m proud to say I stood up in front of 200 shocked parents and four bright red-faced teachers and told them that my daughter has a dream, she wants to be an entrepreneur, she wants to work for herself and nobody else, and that not even me will tell her that she can’t do it!

So, she’ll be spending 5 days work experience with me, going out to meet entrepreneurial women and men, finding out about their dreams and how they made it a reality. Not fulfilling the schools work experience policy of sitting being told what to do in an organisation which builds other peoples dreams.”

Interestingly, Cat’s part-time income from her home-based business is almost certainly more than the Deputy Headteacher that she refers to! Schools and teachers play an exceptionally vital role in the future of our children and have a thankless task, but let us never be complacent about the messages that are being fed when we are not there to offer an entrepreneurs view.

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About Wes Linden

Wes Linden
Wes Linden has never had a conventional job, having failed to complete his degree and drop-out long before completing it. Yet he came across a network-marketing business and has worked with that same company for over 15 years. Having built one of the largest and most successful organisations with an expected team turnover of £60m (over $100m). He's an Amazon best-selling author and international speaker at network marketing events around the world.

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