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From an Entrepreneur Mom: Top 7 Habits I Wish My Kids Would Adopt Early in Life

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As an entrepreneur, I have discovered 7 habits that have greatly transformed me as an individual and propelled my entrepreneurial journey. As a mother, I aspire to instill these habits in my children at an early stage of their lives, allowing them to flourish and succeed.

In this article, I am sharing these 7 habits, avoiding the cliché of a typical mom nagging about what her kids should or shouldn’t do. Instead, I explore creative and effective ways to subtly integrate these habits into their daily lives, ensuring a strong foundation for their future success.

7 Habits

As a parent, I believe in nurturing my children’s personal growth through the cultivation of positive habits. Here are 7 habits that I encourage my kids to embrace, as these can be instrumental in their development:

  1. Solution-oriented thinking:                                                                                                                                                                                           I inspire my children to focus on finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems. By teaching them this habit, I believe they can become resourceful and self-sufficient problem-solvers, equipped to tackle challenges head-on.
  2. Seeking coaches and mentors:                                                                                                                                                                                     I recognize the immense value of mentors and coaches in my children’s lives. I encourage them to seek guidance from knowledgeable individuals in their areas of interest. These mentors can provide invaluable support, helping my kids develop their skills and achieve their goals.
  3. Embracing a positive mindset:                                                                                                                                                                                    I instill in my children the importance of focusing on the positive aspects of their lives. By adopting this habit I believe they can develop a resilient and optimistic outlook. They can also learn to build on their successes, fostering a sense of gratitude and confidence.
  4. Choosing their tribe wisely:                                                                                                                                                                                           I emphasize the significance of surrounding oneself with positive and supportive friends. I teach my kids to be mindful of the company they keep, as it can greatly influence their growth and well-being. This habit can empower them to build strong relationships and avoid negative influences.
  5. Prioritizing mental & physical fitness:                                                                                                                                                                    I emphasize that mental fitness is just as crucial as physical well-being. My children are encouraged to be aware of their mental health and seek help when needed. I share with them the importance of self-care practices like meditation, yoga, or journaling, nurturing their emotional well-being. I also recognize the importance of regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. I am putting efforts to make my kids understand the importance of developing some type of exercise routine which they love to do. They need more time to ideally adopt the habits, but I have a strong belief that by developing an exercise routine they can enjoy, they build strength, endurance, and confidence.
  6. Cultivating a growth mindset:                                                                                                                                                                                      I instill in my children the belief that their abilities can be developed through hard work and dedication. By adopting a growth mindset, they approach challenges with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. This habit can foster resilience, adaptability, and love for continuous improvement.
  7. Sharpen the skill:                                                                                                                                                                                                            One essential habit that I believe is a must for kids is to “sharpen the skill.” As a parent, I understand the importance of nurturing their talents and abilities. Encouraging children to identify their interests and develop their skills can not only boosts their confidence but also can prepare them for future success. Whether it’s through consistent practice, seeking guidance from mentors, or participating in educational activities, sharpening the skill can allow kids to refine their talents and excel in their chosen pursuits

I believe that these seven habits lay the foundation for my children’s success and happiness. By encouraging them to embrace these habits early on, I am confident that they are well-equipped to navigate life’s challenges and thrive in their personal and professional endeavours. I have a strong conviction in the power of repetition, and I hold unwavering faith that, as time goes on, my children will begin to apply these learnings in their lives. By consistently reinforcing positive habits and teachings, I am confident that they will embrace and incorporate these lessons into their daily routines.

Feel free to share in the comment section the transformative habits that have had a significant impact on your personal growth. Your insights can potentially benefit children on their own journey of self-improvement. Together, we can create a supportive community and empower the next generation to thrive.

Charu Mehrotra


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