Have you consistently been a guy, or are you now a young guy who thinks it is a great plan to be your own boss? I am in my late fifties and I’m thinking about retirement nowadays, and looking back on my life I do realize that I would have been better off studying a trade because I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I have done a side hustle, freelance writing, for at least twenty years now, and that is okay, however it is not the same as being an entrepreneur. So if you have a son or daughter who wants to be his or her own boss, I highly propose that you teach them to try studying a trade. For example, if your boy learns how to be a cosmetologist, he can open his own beauty shop. If your girl learned how to be a heating and A/C professional, one afternoon she can also open her own heating and cooling store. Of course, she would have to go to university after high school, however most heating and A/C programs are less than two years long. In fact, the tech university near me has a heating and A/C program that is only 14 months long. That’s just a year and two months to learn how to be a heating and cooling professional. There are many certifications for different things in the heating and A/C industry, and the people in the industry can learn more credentials as they go along. Also, heating and cooling companies are consistently looking for good, skilled workers. After finally working for other people for a decade or so, it is most likely that your son could and would decide to open his own heating and cooling business. Then he could be his own boss! The only people that would tell him what to do would be the customers, because he would consistently want to be serving them the best way he could.