I had an interesting experience a while ago as I left my office for the night. I met a seven-year old who I think embodies what it is to be a World Changer. And she probably doesn’t even know it. This very brief discussion with a seven-year old really lit a fire in me and was one of the inspirations for this podcast.

Child Entrepreneur who can 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.”

It’s that attitude that I believe more of us need and that’s what I share in today’s podcast.

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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great

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  1. Jon Stolpe says:

    Parenting provides some interesting opportunities to encourage entrepreneurship. My daughter has been making and selling her own jewelry to fund her missions trips the past three summers. I would say that is pretty entrepreneur-like.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Absolutely! What I think is so cool about this story though is that I know her parents aren’t entrepreneurs and aren’t encouraging it. Someone has to though!

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