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Every parent hopes their kids will be go-getters, but you can do more than hope. Some parents might tell you that you can either light a fire under your kid’s butt early—get their motor going and inspire them to always aspire for more and more—or, you’ll struggle forever to turn them into go-getters. That ambitious attitude may be hard to develop after a certain age. We all know someone in her late thirties or even forties who just…doesn’t go and get. Maybe she makes excuses as to why her circumstances aren’t better, but you personally know she isn’t doing certain things to progress. Is it her parent’s fault? Maybe. Maybe not. But it certainly couldn’t hurt to do your part when your kids are still young and malleable. Here are ways to encourage your kids to be go-getters.

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Give bonuses for extra jobs

Your kids should have chores. But you can also offer them extra cash to do jobs that go above and beyond their standard chores. Offer them $20 to clean your car, shine your shoes, or fold and put away your clothes. Put them in the mindset that going above and beyond yields rewards.

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