Children embody a state of wonder that entrepreneurs can learn from.

They wake up each morning without a plan. They have no preconceptions. No judgments. No worries. A lack of expectations allow kids to naturally live in the moment. They get excited about the little things and cry over nothing. Their states of pure wonder is fascinating.

Now, fast forward 20 years. The world hardens us. We want to impress and make our mark, but life can feel exhausting and the need to make ends meet adds constant stress. Our experiences make us more intelligent, capable and aware of our surroundings, but they also limit our ability to feel pure wonder.

As you’re building a business, release from the daily grind by thinking like a child. Pretend you were born yesterday. Be silly once in awhile. Forget the agenda. Color outside the lines. Get weird to solve problems. Laugh at your mistakes. Play in your sandbox and have fun getting messy. Let a child-like sense of wonder shrink your ego to make room for what’s next. What you’re building matters and if your work allows you to feel pure wonder, be thankful and pass it on.


Dan · January 27, 2021 at 9:55 AM

Children continue to teach me.

They have no assets and zero power and yet they attack every day with enthusiasm. They don’t come from the right school or know all the words and yet they work tirelessly to get what’s important to them. They respond to love…they respect clear boundaries and they are ok flipping out then coming in for a snuggle.

BEN MCDOUGAL - Content Creation: Creativity · October 12, 2021 at 11:50 AM

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