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  • Have Your Children Gotten Bitten By The Entrepreneur Bug…Yet?

    Posted by Lynn on July 1, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve periodically read in different blog posts, podcasts, and emails that the family’s and children of the entrepreneur sometimes don’t even know what mom/dad does for a living in their business. I find that interesting, to not know what mom/dad does for a living. LOL!

    I have not achieved a massive amount of “success” in my current business venture, so my kiddos, probably just think it’s another one of “mom’s” adventures. I look forward to the day when they can see that all the learning and hard work that I’ve put in, pays off. Neither of them seems to have any interest in being their own boss at this time in their lives.

    For those of you with kiddos (as well as other family members), do they ask you about what you do for a living and seem truly interested in what you do to pay the bills? Have any of them followed in your footsteps and are interested in being their own CEO/biz owner?

    Jennifer replied 1 year, 7 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kelly

    July 3, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Sean had mild interest in money making activities when he was young but does not have the entrepreneurial desires as an adult. He likes going to work and coming home to not be at work.

    My nieces and nephews are all curious about what I do – I look forward to seeing if any of them get serious about it as they get older.

  • Jennifer

    July 3, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    A good and interesting question! I can say that my family – including spouse and parents have no real idea what I do. LOL. They understand the ‘consultant’ part of the business and the library-oriented work – but what I do for Mighty Marketing Mojo – not at all 😆

    And what’s interesting is that I come from family with entrepreneur history – but of a different kind. A more traditional kind.

    My brother started and owned restaurants – at one point, 3. They all “got” that, even when we didn’t understand all his biz plans or VC pitches.

    My grandfather owned a business – when I was young he had a biz hauling gas and then he owned service stations. The energy crisis of the 70s hit him hard. He did other small biz things later, such as being a handy man and general contractor.

    My grandmother incorporated her business in the 1950s – I’ve seen the incorporation filing in the KY Dept of State. She had a dance school.

    I have friends who own their own photography business, a florist, a yoga studio, a retail boutique, a make-up artist …

    All those things with physical, tangible output, or buildings, or places – my friends and family all “get” those kinds of entrepreneurs. But the online world is mystifying.

    If I had kids they’d probably be mystified too!

    What does that say about our biz or our ability to talk about what we do and how we serve people? 🤔