Apr 5, 2016
Young Entrepreneurs, Mindset, Habits, Mentoring, Adding
Episode 12: Very Young Entrepreneurship—Gabrielle
Entrepreneurship is the engine
that drives all prosperity in any market-based economy. Children,
as the saying goes, are indeed our future. When you put the two of
them together--children and entrepreneurship--you have a powerful
combination. We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. And
later in our interview segment, we’ll hear from a very successful
entrepreneur who was very young when she started, and still is! She
is already an author and podcast host aside from her … regular job.
That and more on today’s show.
Bob's Thought of the Day
- Cameron Johnson was just nine years old when he
started his first business, a greeting card company, with $50 and a
home computer. At age eleven he started selling Beanie Babies on
eBay, and by age thirteen he was the second-largest Beanie Baby
retailer online, netting $50,000 that year. He made his first
million before graduating from high school.
I spoke to a group of middle school students recently, I emphasized
that making money isn’t the most important reason for starting a
business. Rather, it’s knowing that you’re doing something
productive, adding value to others, and creating good
also an excellent way for a young person to develop skills and
habits that will benefit the individual for a lifetime.
Interview with Gabrielle Jordan
- Gabrielle started her business at age seven.
She had always loved her Mom’s jewelry, so she learned how to make
jewelry from a YouTube tutorial, sought out suppliers on the
internet, and began selling jewelry to other kids.
- Gabrielle is now fifteen years old and owner of
Jewelz of Jordan. She is an author, speaker, frequent media guest,
and co-founder of ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute.
proper mindset is vital because that’s where your success begins.
If you don’t have a strong mind, you won’t be successful and reach
if you’re not in love with your product or service, you can still
learn from the process and appreciate the opportunity to learn and
important to create a business plan and establish your mission and
goals. Every young person should have a plan for what they want to
accomplish and how to get there.
- Beware of “dream killers,” people who believe
you’re going to fail and will tear you down. When other try to kill
your dreams with their words, you have the power to decide whether
it means something and has any effect on you.
the initiative to find role models and mentors. Don’t be afraid to
ask others for help or tips. It’s up to you to find people who can
ExCel Youth Mentoring Institute
The Making of a Young
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