Oh, Richard Branson, is there anything you don’t know?
The other day I read an article. It spoke to me, and I realized there is no better time to start a business than right now.
Here’s the thing. If you want to enter the entrepreneurial world, being under 25 is the perfect moment to start. I know, you’re probably thinking, “But Gaaaab, I have no money, no time, no connections…”
YES! Yes you do. You’re richer than you think in all of those aspects of your life–you’re just too obsessed with Keeping Up With the Kardashians to realize it!
Think about it:
1. MO MONEY
You have the least amount of consistently large bills or regular financial outgoings like mortgage, insurance, etc. Not to mention, KIDS. According to MoneySense.ca, the average cost of raising a child to the age of 18 is $243,660…PARDON. And that’s before you send them off to university, or what have you.
2. We are so time-rich and don’t even realize it.
Majority of under 25’s are in post-secondary, or a working student in a low-level role. What we choose to do with our spare time is critical. Yes, studying and nine-to- fives take up a substantial chunk of time, but outside of that all you have to do is plant the seed and work away on it bit by bit! Starting small is key.
3. You talk to literally so many people.
You surround yourself every day with people in all different career paths. Branch out from your typical friend group and develop relationships with people who have complimentary skills to you! Network, network, network. Of course, I realize these not all of these aspects will apply to everyone, but they will apply to the majority of under 25’s.
Let me hit you with some knowledge, Richard Branson style:
When you’re older than 25, your life doesn’t get any less complicated. Make the time to start something you’ll eventually be smart enough to do anyways, then you won’t have to look back and think, “If only I started sooner, I could have succeeded sooner.” BRUH. You got this.
Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries,
Gabby Elliot: Branding Boss + Chief Copywriter
Link to original article: http://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/why-all-under-25s-should-start-their-own-business