Birke Baehr on TED Talk- 11 Year Old Entrepreneur

birke baehrI was scanning through my feed on Facebook last night and a video about an 11 year old kid by the name of Birke Baehr being on TED Talk caught my eye.

I had to see what Birke was about, what was on his mind, and how it came to be that he was giving such a talk.

As you watch the video below, you will witness the passion and determination of what he wants to do in life.  I won't give it away by talking about it here.  I'll let you watch the video.

But before I turn you lose to you watch it, I have a couple thoughts.

1)  Here's a kid who's 14 now and already knows what he wants to do with his life.  He's well on his way following his purpose, is an author and speaker and to listen to him talk, you'd think he has a college degree.

What I especially appreciate about Birke is he's living his life with joy, being his true authentic self, with a big heart to serve humanity, to make a difference in the world and advocate for what's right.  It's refreshing and inspiring!

2)  Be inspired by Birke Baher.   I believe we can take what we're passionate about and turn it into the work we love.   And we when are doing what we love, it doesn't even feel like work.  It feels like purpose and it's changing lives… "one at a time" as Birke says.

3)  You're never too young… or old… to stir things up, to start a journey, to follow your dreams, to make a difference.

4)  Birke is home schooled where possibilities are endless.  Public schools teach kids how to be good employees.  Home schoolers are taught to dream big and go after them with purpose and passion.  They are able to explore their dreams, travel, participate in lectures… all for class credits. 

If you have kids and are not able to home school, just be aware that YOU as your child's parent can help birth dreams in your kids.  I wanted to just make you aware, they will get that in public school.  Be an advocate, a mediator between the public school and your child to help bring about the dream inside their heart.  Kudo's to Birke's parents!

5)  Birke is now 14 and is an author and speaker too!

Watch Birke below.. and connect with him on Facebook if you share his passion.  I bet he'd appreciate it!

Meet Birke Baehr – TED Talks



Turn Your Passion Into Profits


I wanted to write a blog post about Birke Baehr because my blog is about taking what your passionate about, putting a purpose behind it and creating your work… your entrepreneurial journey, your lifestyle, your income. 

I can see clearly that Birke, even at the current age of 14 is following that path.  He is an entrepreneur.  I stopped by his Facebook wall today and shared how inspiring he was to myself and other grown ups to follow their dreams.  I'm so proud of him… I can't imagine how proud his parents must be to his life already take such dynamic shape.   

If you have a passion and purpose, one way you can begin to create an income from that, is to blog about it.  Blogging and discovering how to market online has been responsible for allowing me to create the lifestyle I love.  

If you're just getting started and are looking for products you can market in an industry you're passionate about, affiliate marketing will be a great solution for you.  Affiliate marketing is taking a product that someone else created and you market it.  When someone buys it, you earn a commission.  That's how I got started. 


Passion and Entrepreneurial Example


2013-01-23_11-24-22_334For example….

…I love travel and wanted to be able to not only travel the world for pennies on the dollar, but be able to refer a travel product and make money just using my laptop. 

But there were 2 things for sure I did not want.

1)  I did NOT want to be a travel agent.

2)  I did NOT want to book travel for others. 

What I found was astonishing….sexy, exciting and full of value for my customers and business partners!

And yes… these ARE my toes in the sand in Florida.. and on the hammock in Mexico.

I discovered a lifetime travel club membership where you pay a one-time membership fee, and then you only pay for the weeks (7 night stays) you want to use. steve_debbie_hammock_Punta_sur

The vacation weeks range from $398 to $799 and the resorts and properties are all over the world.  We have over 5,000 resorts.   By owning the membership, one has the privilege of referring it to others for commissions.  It's an affiliate product.

I make $1,000… $3,250… and $7,700 commissions a pop.  I've referred 100's of these since 2007 and have never had 1 request for refund.  Not one unhappy customer and that speaks volumes about this product and opportunity.  Families love this! The value is huge! 

In fact, it was this product that you read about in My Story that allowed me to go from the  devastating crash of my 6 figure real estate practice and going out of business to getting back on my feet, but this time, without the stress of a real estate practice or working a job.  Rather, just using my laptop, sitting in my shorts and t-shirts and marketing this fabulous product, I created the life I wanted.

Discover the secret to my travel deals and lifestyle commissions here


"How To" Become An Online Entrepreneur

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The next question people have about entrepreneurship is the "how to".  There's a bit to learn about marketing online.  I have two systems that I refer…

One is an attraction marketing system.  It teaches you how to use value based knowledge and gives you capture pages and training on the same… to attract customers to you, rather than you chasing after customers.   You can learn more and get started today right here.

One is an all encompassing personal development and internet marketing training company offering you 100% commissions.  I've created a 6-figure income from this training platform alone in just about 14 months.  It's a 'must have' in my book and business.  You can learn more and get started today right here.

Whatever you decide to do in life, I wish you all the very best it has to offer! 





  1. says

    Great post, Debbie! This kid is truly inspirational. I love seeing people having a vision for helping other people and watching them make it happen.

  2. Debbie Turner says

    Hi Steve…I do too. And, it makes me aware of how passionate and purposeful our kids can can be given proper awareness and real life educations rather than just classroom public school stuff. But don’t get me going on that. Hey… I appreciate you coming by for sure and leaving your thoughts.

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