You are never too old to start something new writes Gary Vaynerchuk in his insightful article “Think You’re Too Old to Start a Business? This Is Why You’re Wrong.” in Inc. Magazine.
He advises us “Don’t buy into the idea that kids own innovation. Use age to your advantage.”
As I read his article the words of C.S. Lewis came to mind:
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
Something’s been bothering me more and more over the past couple of years. It’s the notion that older entrepreneurs don’t have the skills and talent to compete with those in their 20s. It’s disappointing to me that the macrotechnology shift to a mobile and social media landscape has siphoned the confidence from some great entrepreneurs exposed to the thinking that they’re “outdated” or “not good enough.”
I want to tell you that there’s no set age for entrepreneurship. I started my first “franchise” as a kid, running five lemonade stands; by the time I was 13, I was selling baseball cards for thousands of dollars at New Jersey malls. Now, I’m 41 (not 21!), and I’m going to keep building businesses for another 40 years no matter what the 20-somethings are doing.
You can read the complete article here on Inc.com