Watching kids play at running imaginary businesses has convinced me that the entrepreneurial spirit is more inherent than we have been led to believe. They are such naturals at trading. They want to buy and sell because that’s one of the first activities they witness their parents doing. It’s engaging and creative. You can set up your stall and then draw in other kids and willing adults to act as your customers.
When I tell people that I‘m self-employed, they frequently respond: “Oh, I’d like to work for myself, but I can’t quit my job because I have such great benefits.”Well, people who are self-employed can have vacations and health insurance, too. In fact, they usually have a considerably longer list of benefits not available to those with 9 to 5 jobs.
Moments after my daughter and I arrived at Santa Lucia train station in Venice, we were headed down the Grand Canal. After soaking up all that beauty, she turned to me and said, "You know how you imagine a place and then you get there and it's smaller than you expected it to be?