As a concerned parent, it is imperative to be aware of the stark reality surrounding your child’s career potential. For many parents, their child growing up to have few or lackluster prospects in the business world is objectively worse than death.
Fear not, however, for these seven unmistakable indicators can tell you ahead of time whether your child is on the up-and-up, or, the downward spiral.
Before delving into the disheartening list, let us emphasize the consequences you may face for associating with a child who exhibits these characteristics. Failure to cultivate your own child’s path, above all else, will make you become a subject of ridicule and a harbinger of your own professional downfall. Coworkers and colleagues will mercilessly mock your parenting skills, labeling you as the enabler of incompetence, and tarnishing your own professional reputation.
Further, your child will become uninteresting; a bore; a bum: one with excessive free time from working sub 45 hours a week. Failure to practically cultivate a more industrious entrepreneur at a young age will be deleterious to your own prospects, as it means you are intimately associated with a loser.
If your child possesses one of these hallmark signs, take action now. Save yourself before it’s too late.
1. Poor grades and lack of interest in education: Failure to procure top grades will condemn your child to a future of limited career prospects, subjecting you to endless embarrassment as you navigate the whispers of colleagues.
2. The absence of motivation and drive in your child to pursue business: If your child can talk, they should be reading stock. Failure to know terms like “investment”, “foreclosure”, and “limited liability” as early as their mouths can form them signifies a lack of ambition. This casts a shadow on your ability to instill values of determination and success.
3. Lack of social skills: If your child isn’t actively cultivating their connections, forming new relationships on LinkedIn, expect their colleagues to leave them in the dust when their careers and ventures prove successful. This diminishes your credibility in the workforce, and undermines your own network-building skills. Treat your relationship with your child like an apprenticeship first and foremost; that is the key.
4. Inability to work in a team: This highlights your child’s inability to contribute effectively to the professional endeavors of others, casting doubt on your own teamwork and leadership abilities.
5. Deficiency in Resilience: demonstrates weakness, reflecting poorly on your parenting and projecting an image of fragility that sabotages your professional standing.
6. Inability to adapt: If your child is confused by the ever-changing dynamic world around them, effectively they are obsolete. Living in the past, to any amount, reflects your own shortcomings in preparing them for a dynamic and competitive job market.
7. Poor time management and disorganization: This one will surely provoke whispers of incompetence among your peers, questioning your own ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
To salvage your reputation and offer a glimmer of hope for your child’s future, an immediate intervention is imperative. Radical measures, such as intensive academic support, social skills training, and rigorous discipline, may help mitigate the looming mockery and secure a more promising career path.
Remember, the stakes are high, and failure to address these alarming signs could have far-reaching consequences for both your child and your own professional standing.