As many of you already know, I consider it to be a major part of my life’s work to help others think clearly, critically, and creatively about their relationship to work.
For the past several years, I’ve worked primarily with adults and college-aged students. The more time I spend with adults, however, the more I realize the need to teach entrepreneurial thinking to younger people.
After coaching several teens in the past year, I’ve become even more confident in the existence of this need. This is why my company, Praxis, has decided to begin 2016 by launching a new course on entrepreneurship and life skills exclusively for teens.
The aim of this course is to help young people between the ages of 14-18 explore essential concepts like learning how to become a self-directed learner, finding meaning and purpose in their work, understanding the value and limits of money, knowing how to gain self-knowledge, building social skills, creating value for others, and learning how to approach school and work with a sense of creativity.
Here are some of the things young people can expect to learn from the course:
- How to figure out what you want
- What to do when you don’t have a clue about what you want
- How to know if your ideas are good or not
- How to get what you need when you need it
- How to get along with other people
- How to make friends and connections
- How to find mentors and allies
- How to discover your unique talents
- How to create value for others
- How to make money without compromising your values
- How to build self-confidence
- How to create advantages for yourself in any situation
- How to ask good questions
- How to evaluate other people’s ideas without being taken advantage of
- How to develop a genuine passion for lifelong learning
- How to practically apply the things you learn
- How to make work fun
- How to develop new skills
- How to avoid things you don’t like doing without being dishonest or irresponsible
- How to disagree with people without being disrespectful
- How to learn from criticism without getting into conflict
- How to share your ideas with confidence and composure
- How to learn from failure
- How to make choices
If you’re interested in enrolling yourself or your student, click here to see the course preview and learn how to purchase it.
We’ve discounted the course 20% for the month of January only in celebration of the launch of our first online course. If for whatever reason the course is not for you, we’ll refund your entire order within 30 days. Participants who complete the course will also be eligible for a free 20-minute coaching session with a Praxis adviser.
If you would like to speak to a Praxis team member about the course, please email [email protected]
We look forward to being a part of your entrepreneurial journey.