Entrepreneurship Is About More Than Having Good Grades
Since the beginning of my real estate career, I’ve had the Philosophy that a successful business is established on giving without expecting anything in return. The same applies to the communities in which we live in. I love living and raising my children in Clayton, attending community events, and even adopting a street. So helping families move here or sell their Clayton homes to another family bring me great joy. I hardly see it as work, but more as something I’m happy doing and as a way to give back to my community.
Four years ago I started the Robbie Johal Entrepreneur Scholarship Award. It’s a $1,000 scholarship in partnership with Clayton Heights Secondary School awarded to a Grade 12 student who displays salesmanship or entrepreneurship through a form of employment or self-started small business.
One of the things that sets the Robbie Johal Entrepreneurship award from other scholarships is this award does not take into consideration academic achievements or GPA’s.
That’s because I strongly believe innovative ideas, dedication, and a business mindset can come from individuals or students who don’t have a strong academic background.
To me, a successful entrepreneur possesses some of these aspects:
1) A proactive and self-starter mindset.
2) A good vision with continuous motivation.
3) A persistent attitude.
This year’s recipient will be announced on May 20th at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. Congratulations to the class of 2014, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours!