Starting a successful business is something most people do in their 30’s or 40’s. Simone Braunstein isn’t like “most people”. This incredible teenager has already crossed “starting a successful business” off of her bucket list. She is the founder and CEO of Stone Brook Robotics, LLC.
You’re probably thinking… How does someone become so successful at such a young age? Recently, Braunstein wrote an article to help enlighten the world about her secrets to success. Below, are four things we can learn from her success. These tips apply to mothers and daughters alike.
4 Tips To Help Young Entrepreneurs
- Finding your passion is the top priority.
Braunstein talks about discovering her passion for robotics at the young age of 11. Many of us are not quite as lucky to figure things out so early. As our daughter’s navigate their teenage years, they will have many opportunities to find what interests them the most like math, sports, science, art, fashion or politics for example.
Offering support but not pressuring is the best approach to help teen girls find what inspires them.
- There’s no need to fix something that isn’t broken.
As Braunstein put it, “Don’t reinvent the wheel”. Once your daughter discovers something that she is passionate about, her next step is to learn from others who have gone before her. If she loves dancing, who can she get connected with that has experience dancing? If engineering appeals to her, find clubs and camps that help her explore her talents. Learning from others who have already paved the way is a great way to gain deeper insights and reduces the learning curve to achieving success.
- Exceeding the expectations of others goes a long way.
One of Braunstein’s secrets to success is to “under promise and over-deliver”. This is all about exceeding the expectations of others. It might include being the first one to soccer practice and the last one to leave. Learning how to go above and beyond what is required for her science project is a great way to stand out. When girls see that they don’t have to limit their possibilities it allows them to soar to even greater heights than they thought were possible.
- The journey is meant to be shared with others.
Braunstein never could have accomplished what she has by doing it alone. It takes family, friends, mentors, and a support system of people who believe in a person to allow that person to reach their full potential. As moms, we have the unique opportunity to be our daughter’s number one cheerleader. At times it may seem like she doesn’t value your support, but chances are she appreciates it more than you know.
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