A large portion of teenagers are struggling when they wake up and go to school everyday because it's not something they want to do. Too many of these people end up living in a 9 to 5, Monday to Friday mindset that turns life into a confined timetable, rather than an opportunity.
Young people are currently living in a paradigm that presents a limited view to the opportunities as a teenager. It's not 'what could I be doing?', instead rather, it's 'this is what I have to be doing'.
The capturing moment for me was that when I turned 14, I turned a hobby into a business. At a time when most of my friends were going to interviews at fast food vacuums of unhappiness, I was providing my own agenda, and I was getting paid more for it.
So what does this mean for teenagers in 2016? Is there a perfect answer for everyone? Of course not. However, making every teenager feel confined into a fast food regime that filters the age bracket is extremely destructive, both economically and socially. With current programs delivered by the government in Australia, teenagers are applauded for their enterprise. In a move to create employment, as well as much needed private enterprise, we are currently in a very exciting time to be a teenager, in Australia.
I would tell any teenager who feels that they are being led into this destructive regime to turn whatever they love doing into a start-up, creating your own agenda, providing greater private infrastructure, as well as securing a differentiated portfolio that would more than likely exceed any CV from a fast food worker.
The common errors of judgement include:
- A Pessimistic Mindset
- Worrying About Finance
- Lack Of Support
- Limited Ideas
- Confined Platforms To Begin With
It's vital that you overcome these errors of judgement. These are only excuses, and the quicker you understand that, you will be able to move forward.
I have always been an optimist when it comes to business. Providing a product is more or less a tiny slice of the pie, but if you have an idea that's a solution and you can create culture within the cause, go for it. There are too many people living life in a destructive mindset that will only fall flat, instead of staying optimistic and realistic, allowing you to make the most of any situation.
One problem I always had when I was just starting out, was that I didn't have a strong support network when it came to what I was passionate about. The solution was that I had to move away from where I was, and move into a space with like-minded people who all shared the same values and vision.
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