DOING YOUR OWN – DYO

DOING YOUR OWN – DYO

education, good stewardship/business

Just wondering if anyone out there resonates with this message: ….

…. THAT WE EACH HAVE A BUSINESS INSIDE US

It’s the way we were meant to fulfill our creativity, our gifts. It’s learning and using skills, gaining competence and confidence, able to be self-reliant, growing. It’s our work, our play, our art, our legacy.

It’s really the opposite of the way I was raised, and unfortunately, the way I raised my children. I think I was drawn to homeschooling because I instinctively knew that the model I’d grown up under was not the best model…..schools that promoted memorizing names and dates that would be forgotten, choosing a good college, getting a good job, and saving your money.

I think my mindset started to change when, while browsing through books at a book sale, my eyes caught the title, If You Want to Be Rich & Happy Don’t Go to School: Ensuring Lifetime Security for Yourself and Your Children, by Robert Kiyosaki. And then I found his newer version of the same message, Rich Dad Poor Dad. I loved reading his story of how he basically broke out of the model that didn’t work. He spoke about our lack of financial education, why we need to start and own businesses, and how to acquire real assets.

I remember wanting it so badly…..but no real idea of how to start. And I won’t go into the years that followed as I searched for “my own business,” but I just want to put it out there for now.

IS ANYONE ELSE ANGRY THAT WE BOUGHT INTO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION LIE AND CONSEQUENTLY LACK THE CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE TO ….GROW OUR OWN BUSINESSES? LEAVE FAMILY BUSINESS LEGACIES TO OUR CHILDREN? FEEL LIKE WE ARE REALLY CONTRIBUTING AND MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD?

As now a grandmother of six, I’m believing that we can still have an influence on those coming behind. I look forward to encouraging my grandchildren to take action on their entrepreneurial ideas, maybe even working with them on projects/businesses. I want to get it right this time!! There is still time!! Again, does anyone resonate with this?

Thanks for reading,
Donna

“…..do your own business and work with your own hands…..” I Thes. 4:11