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May 20, 2024 2 mins

You'll never believe how many brilliant ideas and dreams are left unrealized because of a lack of support and encouragement. I want to share a powerful message with you that will make you rethink the way you approach the aspirations of those around you, especially children. Prepare to be inspired as I reveal the incredible potential that lies within each of us and the transformative power of nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age.

Through a captivating story from my own childhood, I'll illustrate how a simple act of encouragement can ignite a spark of innovation and set the stage for a lifetime of achievement. I'll challenge you to question the limitations that society often places on our dreams and urge you to become a champion for the boundless creativity and ambition of the next generation.

As you listen, you'll discover the key ingredients that foster an entrepreneurial spirit and learn how to cultivate an environment where ideas can flourish. My insights will not only reshape your perspective on what's possible but also equip you with the tools to empower others to pursue their passions and turn their wildest dreams into reality.

Don't miss this transformative moment that will leave you inspired to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in yourself and those around you. Join me now and unlock the limitless potential that lies within each of us, one dream at a time.


Host: Daymond John


Producers: Beau Dozier & Shanelle Collins; Ted Kingsbery, Chauncey Bell, & Taryn Loftus


For more info on how to transform your life and business to the next level, check out and @thesharkdaymond on all platforms!


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Speaker 1 (00:02):
What's up? This is the people Shark. Here Damon John
with a motivation moment for you. Courtesy of that Moment
with Damon John, a production of the Black Effect Podcast
Network and iHeartRadio.

Speaker 2 (00:17):
People always asks me do you teach entrepreneurship to children
or adults or are you born an entrepreneur?

Speaker 1 (00:26):
I believe that we are all born thinking like entrepreneurs.
As children, we think we can do everything, and we
only learn what the people around us or even society
tells us we can do.

Speaker 2 (00:40):
Or don't do.

Speaker 1 (00:41):
I was walking down the beach the other day and
I was picking up a couple of pieces of garbage
and putting in a little bag. And if I was
a child when doing that. While somebody may say look
at all the plastic you picked up, I gotta tell
you there is a pool or a swirl of class
the size of Texas and our ocean. So whatever you're

doing right now, it doesn't matter. A little boy, don't
do that anymore.

Speaker 2 (01:08):
However, my mother was a person that said, wow, look
at all the plastic you picked up. Did you have
fun picking out? Do you feel like you contributed?

Speaker 1 (01:17):
Yes, Well, if that's all you did and just had that, well,
guess what, son, you've already satisfied yourself. Or my mother,
knowing how I would have probably said, well, son, how
can you connect that get your friends to pick up
that plastic? You know they pay a lot of people
around here to pick up that plastic? Can you go
and sell it to a recycling company? And once you
learn about all the ways that you can pick up plastic, well,

then maybe you can come out with a technology where
you highlight people picking up plastica and you direct them
to recycling place and they recycle it and then make
chairs and umbrellas and all kinds of things out that.
That is what entrepreneurial thinking is. So to give you advice,
don't ever doubt anybody's dreams, especially your children, as big
as those dreams work or are. When I had forty

dollars to go outside and stand on the corner to
sell a couple of hats, my mother didn't say, that's
forty dollars and it's cold.

Speaker 2 (02:09):
My mother said, you may come up with an.

Speaker 1 (02:11):
Idea that will maybe get you and your friends a
store that you can sell your products out of.

Speaker 2 (02:17):
And then when I got that store, or five stores
or ten stores, my mother said, why don't you grow
it bigger? And that's maybe why you know me because
of a company called Foogle.

Speaker 1 (02:27):
That's entrepreneurial thinking. Make sure that you are a champion
to when your children, our children are thinking about things
that they can do, and don't doust their flames.

Speaker 2 (02:37):
There you have it.

Speaker 1 (02:38):
So two and in every week or more episodes, Oh
that moment with Damon John Peace
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