Everyone looks at things differently
Growing up I always had a head for business. Just how my brain worked. My first store was on the front lawn of our house when I was 4 or 5. An upside-down playpen filled with a few puppies that our dog had next to a small table of lemonade. Puppies were all gone by the end of the day and so was the lemonade.
Fast forward, there is nothing I don’t look at and wonder about the capital costs, how much money is being made and what opportunities are available for growth? I sit in an exercise class and calculate how much I think they are making each day.
What I love about millennials and also Gen Z is that many want to create careers that allow them to monetize their passions. The gig economy certainly does that although many of the companies that rely on them as their workforce are shitty companies. Regardless, it does give people the ability to do what works for them.
The importance of living our best life based on what excites us every day is a gift. These days that gift seems to be growing broader and that bleeds into everything around us. It will be very interesting to see how the mindset of being able to monetize your passions into a career vs just working to pay the rent looks like 10 years from now.