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When life hands you lemons, open a lemonade stand.
Better yet, when life hands you lemons, have a lemonade stand already open.
Whatever you do, don’t just sit back and make lemonade.
Life will hand you lemons. But two things will greatly impact how you come out of a downturn.
1. How you choose to respond.
This is the positive outlook and determination side of it. The old saying goes, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” I agree with the idea of that, but why not go further and open a lemonade stand?
Start a business, offer a service, or make something that you can sell. There has never been a better time in American history to start a business and there is certainly never a better time to open a lemonade stand than when life hands you a large pile of them. Just add sugar and water.
May 11 can change our country, but you probably don’t know why.
I believe it’s one of the most important days of the year, though...Lemonade Day.
Before you brush me off in laughter, let me explain what Lemonade Day is and isn’t. It’s not a national day to celebrate the sweet and sour drink. Personally, I don’t even like lemonade (I know, I should probably renounce my citizenship and move to North Korea while I am at it).
Lemonade Day is all about entrepreneurship. This video tells it all:
I love the description they provide on their site, LemonadeDay.org:
America was built on the back of small business. Entrepreneurs used to take risks believing they could realize their dream if they worked hard, took responsibility and were good stewards of their resources. Today’s youth share that optimism, but lack the life skills, mentorship and real-world experience necessary to be successful.
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