My daughter Kaitlynn is home from PLU for the summer.
Last Wednesday was the last day of her second year of college.
Even though she’s still not sure exactly what she wants to do when she graduates, she does know that she wants to own her own business, just like dad does.
She’s already been taking a business class in college, and it’s been quite an experience to say the least.
Early on in her class, the professor was teaching a certain business subject and it got Kaitlynn thinking, “That seems odd, my dad would never do what the professor is suggesting”.
She kept her thoughts to herself at the time, but when she came home the following weekend, Kait and I had an interesting conversation about what the professor had been teaching.
After sharing what she was learning in class, I had to ask, “Kait, has your professor ever owned a business”?
“I don’t know dad”, she replied.
“Well”, I went on, “From what you’re sharing with me, I’m guessing that he hasn’t. It would be interesting to find out”.
The following week, after class one day, Kaitlynn asked her professor if he’d ever owned a business.
As it turns out, he had experience working in a large corporation as an employee, but had in fact never owned a business himself.
When Kait shared this discovery with me, I simply replied, “Now you know his background, where his experience lies, and what kind of perspective he can offer you”.
In short, Kait’s professor can’t offer any experience from a business owners standpoint, because he’d never been one.
And for us, that’s great to know.
Sure, it bothers me a little, knowing that my daughter’s business professor has no real world business experience, but it is what it is.
We’ll deal with that.
I’m not going to talk about how much the investment is for Kait to attend a private college like PLU, but will simply say it’s not cheap.
Even at that, I had to explain to her that she’s not going to come out of college, knowing everything she needs to know about business.
The best way to learn about business is from people who are already successful in business.
People who are smarter than you, who know more than you, who have more experience than you… and are more successful than you.
My daughter is taking a different route than I did to get into business, and that’s fine because she’s really enjoying the experience.
And though her dad never attended a day of college in his life, he’s still invested heavily in his own education.
Heck, I continue to invest in my education ongoing, because I’m continually learning new things about business.
I don’t have a crystal ball so there’s no way for me to know how successful my daughter is going to be in business, but she sure is off to a great start, because she already understands the value of getting your information from the right sources.
That knowledge alone puts her ahead of 95% of her classmates.
Dedicated to your success,
“The Automatic Income Coach”