Following my Dreams as a Kidpreneur.

As a kid, sometimes the only career options that you think you have are becoming a teacher, a fire fighter, a ballerina and so on. In reality, most people get stuck in an office filing papers because they don’t think that their dreams are possible.  But not in my case!

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I learned really early, like 7 years old early, that not only was it possible for me to own my own business and be a kidpreneur, but that it was ok to dream big dreams.  Here’s a photo of me at my very first speaking engagement.  I was seven years old.

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I spoke to a group of 100 adults at an event put on by the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce.  I spoke on behalf of the Entrepreneurial Initiative Task Team.

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It’s been my experience that children who are entrepreneurs become more confident and they realize they have more options in life.  For example, before I started my own business, I remember when I was 4 years old I wanted to work at a clothing store in a mall because I thought it would be fun and that I’d get free clothes.  However, now I realize that I can be the owner of the entire mall.

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Starting my own business, I quickly realized three things: first, I could make money now, second, I could start building my resume with different experiences that would help me to pursue my goals in the future; and third, my photography experiences today would help me to be a better photographer tomorrow.

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My dream was to photograph President Barack Obama.  I had that dream for two years before it came true.  For two whole years, I used the hashtag, #HelpMadisonMeetPOTUS.  When we received the White House Press Pool Media Credentials, I screamed so loud!  I was so excited!  I couldn’t even believe that this dream I had for so long was about to come true.  I kept pinching myself.  It took a long time, but it happened.  That’s why it’s so important not to give up on your dreams.

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On Friday, April 28th, I will be speaking at the Focus on Entrepreneurs Conference.  I am so excited to share the same stage with Keynote Speakers: Mr. Kevin Harrington, the original Shark on Shark Tank and Ms. Julie Ziglar Norman, the daughter of Zig Ziglar.  I will be sharing how I followed my dreams and never gave up.

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To join me on my photography adventures, follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  To book me as a photographer or as a speaker, CLICK HERE to contact me.

 

 

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