“Bringing positivity to the next generation”
Welcome to Rebel Business, the place that will provide resources, support and guidance for teenagers who need a better understanding of what to expect in the workplace and how to be a success in life, no matter your background. We’ll also be looking at start ups, starting your own business, because we don’t want to waste that energy do we?! And finally I’ll be pulling in resources and updates of the challenges of a mature company like my own, which has been in business for 20 years.
Many people (that’s possibly you) find that careers advice is no help in making these big decisions. You don’t listen to your loving parents any more and you’re fed up of teachers desperate for you to make a decision (hey, it’s their job so lighten up). Well that’s fair, because this is your life. But you do need to do something. And that’s what we do here, listen, plan, do.
I like to think listening is the most important. At school you probably just hear noise and by the time you’re at home you’ve forgotten everything anyway. How frustrating! Before you know it you’ve left school with no idea what you’re doing.
It’s ok, I did that to. But I’d like to think we can be better prepared and contemplate a little about what we could be one day. We just need a little imagination. Maybe you didn’t get good grades, maybe you mucked around too much, or you were bullied, or that you’re quiet, that you don’t have confidence around people or had problems at home and so on.
All this is now in the past. It will have affected you no doubt but it will not define you. You will shape the future and the future needs you. You will surprise yourself at what you can do by harnessing the very things that kept or keep you down.
It may not be apparent at first, maybe not even by the time you’re an adult. But one day, you will remember this and the engine will start. The engine that has always been silently purring in the background. The internal energy that you’ve never been able to harness, that keeps your mind racing without an outlet, or if you did, not a great one.
So join me on this journey to reach for the stars, whatever and however you feel, as I offer experience from both myself, others like you, professional adults who made it despite the odds and more.
Initially this will be a slow running blog as I also run a business for the last 20 years but over time I will get hold of all I can to help you. I have made some extremely bad decisions over the years, had a troubled childhood at points, and teenage years are challenging.
Prepare yourself, harness your energy. Let’s do this rebels.
PS. This site needs an overhaul so excuse the siteground and wordpress stuff all over the place.