Was driving home from my son’s soccer game last night, when he asks out of nowhere,

“Dad. How come all the ‘top people’ say you have to be a doctor or a lawyer, or a mayor to be successful?

But Elon Musk and Bill Gates are more successful, because they’re entrepreneurs.”

~12 year old Burton, future world changer.

With nothing wrong with any career choice, I explained why that’s the generalized advice. Because people tell people what people told those people.

He went on to tell me how he wants to be an entrepreneur and a BMX biker.

Told him another thing to keep in mind, don’t feel obligated to choose a career now.

  • 12 year old you is different than 16 year old you.
  • 16 is different than 20.
  • 20 is different than 24.

And to never feel bad about exploring what he likes and doesn’t like in life until he finds what makes him happy.

I could see the wheels turning in his head. Super proud moment.