• Overcome Bullying And Find Entrepreneurial Success | Randy Ginsburg | Episode 138

  • How to overcome bullying and find entrepreneurial successUnfortunately bullying happens, and parents can feel helpless. However, there are things we can do behind the scenes to prepare our kids to survive if it happens to them. Today’s guest on the Mighty Parenting podcast shares his story of being bullied and how he used it to fuel entrepreneurial success. Randy Ginsburg talks to Sandy Fowler about why kids don’t tell their parents they are being bullied, how fitting in surprisingly made things worse, and what actually helped him handle the bullying.



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    A Favorite Quote from the Show: 

    Kids are bullied for their differences. However, those differences can also help them succeed. Help them see their differences as their super powers.

    Kids are bullied for their differences. However, those differences can help them succeed.High Points From Our Conversation on How to Overcome Bullying And Find Entrepreneurial Success:

    When Randy looked inward to see why he wanted to pursue entrepreneurship, he realized part of his inspiration came from being bullied.

    He didn’t tell his parents he was being bullied because he was embarrassed. He was also afraid they would get involved and it would get worse.

    Randy became entrepreneurial in high school and was quite successful.

    In high school he wanted the latest sneakers but his parents weren’t willing to pay for a $200 pair of sneakers. Randy started a business to earn the money to buy the sneakers.

    Working on his businesses helped Randy increase his emotional intelligence. He went from emotionally anxious to loving relationships and public speaking.

    Emotional intelligence is a high-value skill in the work force.

    Ellen deLara conducted a study of 900 bullied adults. 50% said overcoming bullying had a positive effect on their lives. 

    Signs your child is being bullied include:

      • Faking illness to avoid things they loved
      • A reluctance to go places they enjoyed
      • Behavioral changes

    Kids are bullied for their differences. However, those differences can also help them succeed. If your child tells you they’re being bullied, in addition to working with them to stop it, help them overcome bullying and see how their differences can be their super power.

    Randy’s business gave him a sense of confidence and purpose. It gave him a place to put his energies and to escape what was happening. As his confidence grew, the bullying stopped. His entrepreneurial success helped him overcome bullying.

    Resources Mentioned in Show:

    Warning Signs: A Parenting Guide for Discovering If Your Teen is At Risk for Depression, Addiction, or Suicide by Judy Davis and Geoffrey Davis

    Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying and Find Entrepreneurial Success by Randy Ginsburg

    Our Guest Randy Ginsburg:

    Adversity to Advantage author Randy Ginsburg discusses overcoming bullyingRandy Ginsburg is a natural-born entrepreneur who exudes contagious optimism. When he was eight years old, Randy learned that his father had recently sold an old photograph of him toddling through the fields of a nature conservancy for use in a corporate publication. Upon hearing the news that his picture would be featured on the cover of a magazine, Randy looked at his dad and asked, “Do I get a model fee?” From there, his entrepreneurial quest began and has continued to this day. From door-to-door snow shoveling services, lemonade stands and high-end sneakers sales, to manufacturing his own cut and sew clothing pieces, Randy has sold it all. His passion for business has carried through to adulthood as he graduated from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, where he earned a double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. When he is not speaking or writing on the world of business and entrepreneurship, he enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion news, freestyle rapping, and traveling with friends. Randy is passionate about empowering others to think outside of the box, get creative, and follow their dreams.

    To learn more or connect with our guest visit https://www.randymginsburg.com

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    Finding success as an entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding feelings ever.