I guess you could say entrepreneurship is in my blood. Growing up, I remember assisting my mom as she set out to bring her latest idea to life. Six years ago, I had the opportunity to help bring an idea and passion of my own to life and found myself once again embarking on that journey with family. This time it wasn’t playing the little assistant to my mom but being a co-founder and partner in a new enterprise, along with my husband and my brother-in-law. Definitely not the same as an adolescent and teenager casually helping her mom...
I know everyone is likely on the edge of their seat wondering whether or not the business or the relationships failed, so I will give the good news first so you have time to marinate with the tips. The business and the relationships are still intact and are in fact thriving, but there have been no shortage of learnings and growth opportunities along the way. I’d like to share the five tips I have found and continue to find most useful along this six year journey.
Set clear boundaries
Don’t take it personally and assume positive intent
Ask yourself “would I expect this of a colleague?”
Remember to celebrate and congratulate
At the end of the day, family comes first