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15-07-2016 ....News Update 29
Hello. Calvin here. Today I have a question for you?
Are you still connected with your long-term career vision or have you abandoned ship because its short-term goals seem difficult to achieve? Well at least for the moment, anyway?
We all come up against walls when at times things go wrong. Yet, despite obstacles, it is so important that we create and develop our momentum. This is done through good hard-working habits that we have to maintain every day.
I was reading a newspaper article in the Sunday Times over the past weekend which confirmed my views about the problems in education and training today (Sunday Times Business page 8).
Wealth guru, Robert Kiyosaki's views are often misunderstood and criticised but one fact that he has made very clear and proves to be true is that basically money only comes in one of four ways: (1) you can be an employee, (2) a small business owner (typically a family business) or (3) a big business owner (largest shareholder/CEO of a company with a board of directors) and (4) an Investor who owns syndicated property or stocks......
Of these 4 methods in which money can come to you, the first two will keep you relatively poor and the last 2 methods, extremely rich.
.....and here is why my newsletter is so important today, because at CalvinAcademy we DO NOT WAISTE TIME.
I know that I have to train my students as quick as possible to go from employee, to small business owner in 3 years. And then assist them further to achieve their career vision to reach the destination of a CEO or INVESTOR before they are 30.
Most people then start to have the money burdens of a car, a house or flat, a spouse, children, etc and this money burden just gets heavier the older one becomes. After 30 years you can live comfortably and you will have gained the knowledge and experience to become a successful businessman/woman having a motivated team and clients as well as a portfolio of property….this is my dream which I constantly work towards for my Academy students.
You may say “This all sounds GRAND, but my child will never amount to a business owner, let alone an owner of property”
Parents, if we have lost our dreams along the way due to the financial pressures of life, let us at least pray and dream big for our children....if they can see the way their dreams can be achieved and the steps to take, then let us not stand in their way by trying to force our limited beliefs onto them.
I always encourage my students to dream big and have a vision for their life and then I mentor and support them to help them find workable solutions to make that possibility come true....
EXAMPLE: consider this.....if the first step is to get my 18 year old son a better paying job at a big company first, then it must be after only ONE year of study and not three years. Then he must start a part time business (evenings and weekends with a team of like-minded friends under the supervision of a business owner who will mentor them to avoid the pitfalls.
The process continues as he must use the savings of a year’s work at a large company to invest as capital for his own start-up business.
Only after another two years of proving his business skills and sustainability, can he focus on attracting investors in his business. The aim would be of becoming a small shareholder even if it means he might lose control because his share may be too small. Once he sells out his share another two years later, he can invest in a larger company which he can own AND control.
I know this is a simplified version of a difficult path, but one that is not impossible for our children if we have successful business owners who have already achieved what they still need to do and have business contacts to open doors for them.
Once again, all of this may sound very GRAND, but I have the skill and tenacity as owner of CalvinAcademy to make sure that my students have THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES available to them regarding top business internships with the view to start working at a top company as well as making sure they are provided with the BEST BUSINESS MENTORS to guide them along the way.
I am here to give my students who work hard and show potential, a head start among their peers.
Should they fail, it would not be due to the lack of opportunities created for them, but a lack of vision or a lack of determination to stay the course.
Wow, I know I will be proud if one of my students become a successful business owner by age 30 and I played a major role in making that possible. As a parent you also have a role to play to support your child if his or her dream seems bigger than yours were at that age.
To find out more about my college....click my web page link here....
As you know, I focus on one-to-one training as it is by far the best way you will learn CorelDraw or any Adobe products (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator being the main graphic design software) and AutoCAD and SolidWorks as well.
Find out more about my computer training offers here.....
Well, friends, that’s all from me for this week, have an awesome one and invest in yourself by expanding your computer software skills! See you in Class!