The next generation, our children, the next crop if you like. It is so important to teach them the ways of the world as early as they can start to form an understanding of it.
Now obviously, not everyone in the next generation is going to take the path of an entrepreneur so why then should I even write this post?
Well, for starters the world as we know it now will not be the same in the next 40, 30 or even 20 years. Not even close.
The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the scope of the working world. To be honest, it was going to happen anyway but Covid helped to push it along by a few years.
What do I mean?
Well, with mass connection and hyper speed broadband, the rollout of 5G plus ever-advancing mobile devices, it has meant we are now more connected than ever.
So, working remotely has become not a luxury for the few but a standard for the many.
No longer do you need to go into the office to be in the office.
And, sadly with this, in the future will come some losses.
What do I mean? Well, if a company can have a portion of its staff working remotely then why does it need to pay the premium Western rates? It doesn’t.
It could easily, and it will outsource its jobs like that to the not so high paying nations and even in some cases go for a zero-hour contract basis for many.
This means that a lot of jobs that we know of now will sadly cease to exist for certain countries and industries.
This is why it’s vitally important to teach your children about the basics of business at least. Working for themselves is a good idea, creating jobs, making positive changes to the world is always and should always be rewarded.
The average debt a student comes out of university with is £50,000 and how long will this take to pay off once they even get a job??
Years. Many years.
And, let’s face it. The “job” they were dreaming of getting once they finish their degree may not even exist by then anyway. Or, for every position, there are 500 applicants.
Children Are The Future
If you have kids then teach them about little skills that one day may serve them well in the future.
Tech is going nowhere, it will advance beyond our wildest dreams. Imagine literally walking out of your house and a driverless car picking you up and taking you to work.
Imagine it knowing your name when you step in the car, giving you the files you need for your meeting at lunch, reminding you of your dentist appointment at 4 pm, and then dropping you off only to go on a do another job completely self-sustained.
You can start by teaching your kids about the wonderful tech that will be around in the next couple of decades.
Some great areas you can get them into are:
- Web Design
- Blockchain Technologies
- Print on demand
- Middleman services
- Local Online Services
- Virtual Reality
- App Design
- How a business works
Even if your kids are obsessed with tech now, which I know is not always a good thing at their age, at least they are going to be ready for some of the shifts in the tech world.
Most kids know their way around a laptop, smartphone and could probably even create a gaming YouTube channel after a few weeks of “playing around”.
These skills are not to be dismissed. Creativity is SUPER important and if Shakespeare doesn’t do it for them but sitting for hours in some editing software creating videos that thousands or even millions of other kids watch then this is worth celebrating.
Let them be creative.
If they enjoy it and it does not feel like work then this is not a bad thing at all.
The kids of tomorrow will be light years ahead of what we are now.
Scary? A little…
Exciting? You bet…
Make sure you grab a copy of my free book below to help you and your children on their way!