Business does not mean only numbers to play with. It also requires creativity and innovation. Teach your child games and activities which would make him rack his brain and boost creativity and innovation.
Today investors are always looking for innovative ideas and solutions to the problem society is facing. Conventional education system fails in developing innovative ideas in individuals hence it’s very important for parents to take responsibility for this and cultivate habits that will invoke and embrace creativity in their child along with improving their Emotional Intelligence or EQ which is a prime factor affecting your child’s life.
6. Effective Communication
Persuasive communication skills are essential to building an impressive personality. The fundamental part of any business is selling. If you have exceptional selling skills, it takes your business to the next level.
For this, communication skills are fundamental. Reading, watching informative movies and documentaries, listening to great leaders’ speeches are few of the things that help to build outstanding communication skills. Besides, mass communication helps to gain confidence and create an impact.
Encourage your child to participate in school activities like elocution competition which enhances public speaking qualities. Make him involve in group activities where he will get a chance to interact with people from various backgrounds.
7. Independence creates confidence
Spoon feeding to your child in almost every second thing will only make your kid handicapped but not a leader. He must have independence. It not only builds confidence but also makes him innovative and creative. Involving your child in different outdoor and indoor sports will make your child’s personality strong. Encourage your child to participate in outdoor competitions where he will be exposed to infinite number of learning opportunities.
Children should be allowed to form an opinion. Guide them with factual information and let them form an opinion. Help them to make decisions but don't take their decisions.
Entrepreneurship is all about risks. Let the kids learn through their decision making power at such an age. With independence, you become self-reliable which ultimately opens hundreds of other doors which other businessmen may not have used.
8. Importance of Hustle and Patience
Be it any job or any business you need to put in a lot of efforts to become successful. Especially in entrepreneurship field, there's no escape from hard work and dedication. It would be great if your child understands the importance of hard work.
Entrepreneur’s life is full of hustle and at the same time it requires infinite patience. Many parents unnecessarily pamper their children which in future may harm them professionally. Ask them to complete their assignments and projects on their own with a little help from you only when they have tried all the possible ways and stuck on the problem for a long time. Even while helping them avoid spoon feeding and focus on guiding them.
You don't need to be old and mature to become a leader. The qualities of leadership can be implanted in the childhood itself. Encourage your kid to participate in different competitions where leadership is required. Also, motivate him to become the class monitor and take responsibilities in school activities.
There would be hundreds of people talking about the typical 9-5 job and how it is secure and everything. But where else would you find job satisfaction of being your boss, complete freedom, and flexibility?
Quick Tips to implement in your Daily routine -
- Find some time to spend leisure time with your children on a regular basis.
- Praise them when they do something creative or show business mind. You can compliment saying, “I like how you did that, or you were brave when you did this” Try to be specific.
- Use a soft, trusting tone of voice when you are calming them down and guiding them while they are confused or low.
- Be a good listener. Use good eye contact. Try asking open-ended questions to get them talk more with confidence.
- Make sure they understand directions. Have them repeat them after.
- Give them examples of how you tackled a problematic situation. Be friendly while telling them. You shouldn't sound authoritative.
- Look for progressive changes in your children. It happens gradually. So don’t expect too much. Compliment their behavior that is beneficial to being an entrepreneur.
Cultivating skills in your children will not just make your child successful but will eventually create a generation of entrepreneurs that will make the entire country stronger. Developed country is the one where employers are more than employees and only entrepreneur mind can become a successful employer!