Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wishful Wednesday: Entrepreneur
Kelsey, at The Seattle Smith’s, topic for Wishful Wednesday is:
‘I wish’... I had the startup funds to build that company I have always dreamt about, and it would be _____!
Hmm... this is a good one, and it reminds me of my dad because he’s always encouraging me to do random things like take singing lessons (I can take a hint!), learn another language, and start my own business. And when do you think I’d have time do all this, Dad??! Any way... I would probably start my own swim lesson business. I’m a certified Water Safety Instructor, as well as a lifeguard. I have worked as a lifeguard every summer since I was sixteen, and have been teaching private swim lessons since I was seventeen. I’ve taught as young as nine months, up to eight years. I also coached kids for swim team. Before I moved this year, I was teaching at the summer camp I attended as a kid! In addition to teaching at the camp, I taught private lessons on the side. I realized that’s where the money’s at! At the camp, I only made a fraction of the price parent’s paid for the lesson, whereas when I worked on the side, I made all the money. It was great, too, because the parents would tell their friends and I’d receive more clients. I was actually starting to turn people down because I just didn’t have enough time!
Who knows, maybe when I’m a little older, I’ll own a house with a (heated) pool and start my own swim lesson business. Having a little underwater fun—I love my underwater camera! Once the child knew how to swim safely and comfortably, I would take pictures of him or her for the parents as a little “End of the Lesson” gift: What company would you want to start?
If you want in on the Wishful Wednesdays fun, hop on over to Kelsey's blog at The Seattle Smith’s.