As a young entrepreneur, I have several responsibilities. I have to maintain my business and deliver on promises I’ve made to my partners, make sure all the fine details are being covered and the list goes on. Oddly enough, what I believe is one of my greatest responsibilities has very little to do with my business.
My greatest responsibility lies in my role as a leader.
Everyday I’m learning more about what life is really about. It’s not so much about what I can gain and do with my time on this Earth…it’s more about what I can do for others and what legacy and impact I can leave for the future. As a leader, it’s up to me to pass on my knowledge and share things with children to help them reach their goals and dreams.
Thanks to J. Lee, I had the privilege of being a guest at Whitten Middle School‘s Career Day Thursday. From the kids asking me questions about my day to day responsibilities to grilling me about my dancing skills and even pressuring me to do the Nae Nae, I enjoyed opening their eyes up to the possibility of owning their own websites and developing the skills to be successful at it.
One of the questions that the kids asked was how much time I spent working. I told them 24/7 and then a bright-eyed boy asked with a huge smile,
“Are you working on it now?!”
I couldn’t help but laugh as I turned my computer around and showed him the database that I was building this very post in.
Children look up to us and want to be like us. Their minds are filled with curiosity about life and all its possibilities and they need us to be great examples for them. Not just examples that they can look up and read about, but examples that they can touch, feel, interact with and see on a regular basis. We are partly responsible for raising them and showing them that life can be fun and positive – that there are other ways to live than what they may see in their neighborhoods or schools.
I gave Bresha (the student pictured above) my contact information because she told me she wanted a blog. Although I haven’t gotten to where I want to be in my blogging career, I can still help guide her into getting a head start and by the time she’s my age she could be making millions and touching lives.
That’s the purpose of career day. Kids can Google business owners if they wanted to, having us physically present is to make an impact on their minds. Even if I only touched one, my mission was completed!