4 Types of Limiting Beliefs that Cripple Your Growth

When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Roland, grabbed me by the arm and said, “Come with me.”

We marched to the principal’s office. The one minute it took to get there seemed like an hour. The whole time I just knew that I was in trouble. After all, I’d spent much of my youth either in detention or being punished in some way for something I’d done in school.

As we walked into the principal’s office, something remarkable happened…

4 types of limiting beliefs

Instead of what I expected, Mrs. Roland asked the principal for permission to put me into Honors English.

The principal agreed and I began a new chapter in my life. Literally, everything changed that day.

I began to take school seriously. I began to study more. I began to respect my teachers. I began to believe in myself, my teachers, and believe that the world wasn’t as against me as I once thought.

The Seven-Year Old Who Can Change the World

This is the story of a seven-year old entrepreneur who could change the world.

Entrepreneurship Will Change the World

Seven-year old Jalen asked me, “Do you like Burger King?

I told her that I don’t and she mentioned that she was trying to sell a coupon for a free burger for a dollar.

“Is that for school?” I asked.

“No. I found it in the newspaper and I’m trying to sell it. It’s worth two dollars and I’m going to sell it for a dollar.”

I was finally leaving my office in an old neighborhood near downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was freezing cold, ready to get home, and yet I stopped.

I know little about Jalen’s background, but from what I can make of it, she certainly doesn’t come from privilege. So when she showed me more entrepreneurial spirit in that moment than most people will show in a lifetime, I knew what I had to do.