Do You Parent Like An Entrepreneur?


I started this blog inspired by a business concept that seemed to fit what I was aiming for in my family.

The more I read leadership blogs and observe the entrepreneurial world, the more parallels I see to what I am doing as the manager of my home.

Look at this definition from Wikipedia (sorry I have no better source – Christmas doesn’t leave much time for writing):

“Theorists Frank Knight and Peter Drucker defined entrepreneurship in terms of risk-taking.

The entrepreneur is willing to put his or her career and financial security on the line and take risks in the name of an idea, spending time as well as capital on an uncertain venture.”

Did you put your career and financial security on the line, investing time and money on the uncertain venture of raising a family?

I don’t mean any disrespect to entrepreneurs in the traditional sense. I’m paying them a compliment when their work informs and inspires my work.

I’m not parenting by the books. I’m forging my own path like an entrepreneur, taking major risks with the potential for big payoffs.

I’m guessing you parent like an entrepreneur, or you wouldn’t be reading this blog.

Entrepreneurs don’t just talk about making money, they talk about living a designed life and maximizing their social impact.

I see my life the same way, only it’s easier for me to double my income every year. 😉

What’s your take?

4 thoughts on “Do You Parent Like An Entrepreneur?”

  1. LOL at the last line. 🙂

    I’ve always thought of my kids as “the big science experiment”- the one without any controls and where if you’re not tweaking the variables right, you can do some serious damage. It does feel almost like high-stakes gambling at times!

    1. Haha! I love how parents throw all their working knowledge toward raising kids. To the scientist, kids are a science experiment. Looks to me like your experiment is working well. 🙂

  2. This is hitting a nail on the head. In the sence of family, it is best too invest not in the sence of looking for return but more just knowing it is set to be a wonderfull risk when you give your best love, expect nothing and bit by bit enjoy all the fruitfull surprises.

    1. That’s a fine compliment from a social entrepreneur! Thanks for the reminder that raising a family is not about the return we expect to get, though kids are such a great blessing – we can’t be doing it for the pay-offs.

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