Every year EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization) conducts a survey of all 10,000+ members around the world in 47 countries. As part of that survey, we ask our members to complete the Global Entrepreneur Indicator to gauge the near-term economic outlook and share data on job creation, profit outlook and access to capital, among other key metrics. The results are in and it's a revealing look at how small business owners around the world, and here in South Florida, perceive their business prospects.
So my son is 17 years old and like a lot of young men his age he's trying to figure out the best way to earn enough money his first car. I've told him that I'd be willing to help him out but only after I saw him work for it himself. So we've had some conversations about jobs he could consider applying for. We've gone together and he's applied for a few but so far, no dice. In fact, no call backs at all. At one point he said "what if I come work for you?" and I quickly responded that I'd be happy to hire him. After he got his first job working for a real boss that could fire him at a moment's notice. I think you need to learn those kind of consequences as early as possible in your work life.
So when you start a Wordpress blog the default post is "Hello World" and that seems like the most appropriate way to kick things off here. This post is just to share a bit of background on why I'm going down this road at long last and after many wasted hours of talking myself out of doing it.