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Entrepreneurial Parenthood – the beginning of a journey

If you die tomorrow, what would you like others to know about life and business?

It was this question that Nisandeh asked in front of hundreds of people during the Living by Design masterclass.

This question made me stop and think. Is there something I would want others to know?

The days were passing, and that question stuck in my mind.

“If I die tomorrow,” I asked myself, “who will feel it the most, who will be most impacted?”

Have you ever asked yourself that question?

If not, maybe now it is a good time.

Who will be most impacted when you leave?

Got it?

Thank you for making an effort.

For me, there is no doubt in my mind:

My three-year-old son.

Now, let’s get back to Nisandeh’s first question:

If you die tomorrow, what do you want that person to know about how you lived life and did business?

Take a moment to think of the two advises you would give.

Got it?

Thank you for making an effort, again.

I made an effort as well, but there were so many things I wanted to say, that I just couldn’t find my top two.

I felt that I learned a lot while raising a happy, loving family while founding or managing different companies.

But sometimes, what we (think we) know is not important.

What’s important is what we do with it.

So, please allow me to ask you a third question:

When was the last time you shared with the person you identified before any of those advises?

I asked myself the same question.

I was embarrassed by the answer.

Michele de Montaigne once said:

“The conduct of our lives is the true reflection of our thoughts.”

We have great advice hidden inside us.

But we are making no one a service keeping it there.

You, I, we… could touch so many lives, help people make decisions that bring happiness, value, love.

Those thoughts made me decide to do something about it, to keep me accountable and motivated to share the little I found out while creating a beautiful work-life balance that I hadn’t imagined possible a few years ago.

I decided to write a book about a topic that I love:

Entrepreneurial parenting.

You see there is plenty to learn about business looking into parenting, and plenty to learn about parenting while looking into business.

I want to write this book for my son. I know he is only three years old now, but he grows fast.

I want him to have this book as a guide for business and life.

Why am I telling you this?

What’s in it for you?

The truth is… I don’t know…

I just felt that maybe you would resonate with what I am trying to do.

Maybe you have advice in you that could make a young boy or girl live a happier life.

Maybe you have something to say that could make a parent who runs his own business raise a happier family while creating a great company.

Maybe I could interview you, or perhaps you can share a view on parenting while being an entrepreneur that it is just too good to be kept inside.

Would you like to be part of this journey?

If yes, just let me know in the comments below. In the following weeks, I will start sharing my views on how to make, keep and grow a happy entrepreneurial family and how those parenting principles apply in business and vice versa.

P.S. This discussion has been moved to another domain about entrepreneurial parenting that is more suitable. 

 

Which choice will bring better problems?

Dimitris Bronowski

CEO Open Circles Academy