When I Grow Up….

Do you remember being a child and what you wanted to be when you grew up?

I remember wanting to be “on the stage,” a paleontologist, and a truck driver (no lie!).

Entrepreneur was never on my list, although I am often “on the stage.” 🙂

What is fascinating to me is how we as parents influence our children, just by the type of work we pursue. I grew up in a home with parents who worked traditional jobs just like all my friends’ parents. My dad worked in construction and my mom worked in a doctor’s office once my sister and I were both in school. So growing up, I remember playing “college” and putting on performances on our back deck.

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Make a difference

Remember: it’s not just the difference we are trying to make in the world through our careers, but the difference we are trying to make in our children’s lives as their parent. You can do that consciously or unconsciously, but either way, good or bad, everything we do makes a difference. I choose to be deliberate about it, how about you?