How do I know about all this?
After all, normal teens don’t spend their time attending seminars, going through online courses, network meetings, automating their email sequences and devouring numerous business and finance books.
Well, I may be that one exception.
Five years ago, during my summer vacation, my father challenged me to complete five non-fiction book in a week or less for five uninterrupted hours on my game console, those books were:
1. Only The Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
2. The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason
3. Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter
4. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
I jumped right to it and finished them in a record five days. I also gained a deep insight into entrepreneurship as both a concept and philosophy; how they create work and love while constructing them to fit with their own life goals.
These books changed my life forever.
I asked my dad what else I could do to learn more about entrepreneurship. He introduced me to a few more books, magazines, podcasts, and other content.
Then he said, “Once you're ready and convinced that entrepreneurship is the path you want to explore, let me know.”
After a few weeks, I was convinced. I told my answer.
I started helping my father with his company because I enjoyed the thrill of seeing whether I completed the task given to me perfectly, as well as replying to clients in a completely professional manner.
I made it a point to make sure the customer never knew that they were being replied to by the founder of the company’s audacious eight-year-old daughter.