Most parents don’t realize that they already possess the skills and courage to be entrepreneurs!
I think parents would make great Entrepreneurs.
Starting a new business is like having a new baby. You would be (Sugar Honey Ice Tea) scared but you tell yourself that you are going to do everything in our power to make it work.
Our businesses are like our babies – we nature them, grow them and do everything we can to see them surviving and growing strong until they are able to sustain themselves.
5 Reasons why Parents would make great Entrepreneurs
- When you first have a baby – although you get advice from everyone around you, no one really tells you about some of the tough situations you are going to face, so you figure them out as you go along. When starting a business, you are going to experience some set-backs, you need to learn from them and move on.
- As a parent you will do anything in your power to help your kids accomplish their goals – If you believe in your dream/business, you will do whatever you can to see it succeed. Even when you meet hardships, you will fail forward.
- When you are faced with the responsibility of being a parent, you automatically become a leader. You are the captain of the ship and your kids rely on you to make clever decisions that will put your family in a better position physically, emotionally and financially – As a new business owner, you are going to have to make important decision for the future of the business.
- Kids have different needs as they continue to grow, and as a parent you end up playing different roles to attend to their needs, you become a doctor, a counselor, a playmate, chef and all the other necessary roles to make their lives easier. – When starting a business, you need to take the responsibility of ensuring all parts of your business are running smoothly, from being the HR, finance, marketer and sales person.
- My daughter has been testing my patience since the day she was born (she’s a preemie, she was born at 27 weeks instead of 38 – 40 weeks and spent about 10 weeks in NNICU). Watching her grow has taught me to be patient and to trust the growth process. – Having patience is a great attribute to have as an entrepreneur because your business will face bumpy detours and it will not grow over night and you need to understand that it takes time, nurturing and effort for something to grow into a desired state.
3 important lessons we can learns from our kids
- Kids are not afraid to go for what they want – Don’t be afraid to go for what you want.
- When a kid is playing with a toy, then sees something else more interesting than the toy, they immediately let go of the toy and go for the new found interest – don’t get distracted from your main goal, focus and don’t get too excited about shiny objects.
- When kids get tired, they don’t usually find a comfy corner where they can quietly fall asleep, instead they become cranky, run around like over- swung toys, swing like crazy until they crash – Don’t let yourself crash, learn to read your body, take some time out when ever you feel overwhelmed about something.
If you are a parent, know that you are stronger than you think…… mentally and emotionally.
Don’t let the fact that you are a parent slow you down, but let that experience work to your advantage.
Are you a parent? Did you ever have the feeling that you were not good enough to be an entrepreneur? Let’s connect and chat about the possibilities of trying out new things and expanding.
“An Entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff, then builds a plane on the way down.’’