Episode 7: How Entrepreneurship Empowers Our Kids w/ Danny Maloney
Becoming a parent changes a lot about our lives– including our businesses. How does being a dad impact the dynamic of how you interact with your business? What can our children learn from our work? How do we build an amazing family oriented work culture and a thriving business at the same time?
On this episode, Tailwind CEO and co-founder Danny Maloney shares how being a father evolved his business and himself. And how he co-built an exploding business that keeps adapting to an ever-changing industry.
There are so many issues in the world with equity and gender gaps. I want to expose my daughter to as many of those concepts as possible so she’ll be prepared to live whatever life she wants to live when she gets older.
Things We Learned From This Episode
1. Parenthood helps you focus your priorities (11:59 – 13:08)
Being a parent while being an entrepreneur forces you to be more intentional with your time. You have to focus on the things that are most important and avoid distractions or time sinks. You might find yourself delegating more. The best thing you can do is focus on the things where you can add unique value.
2. Putting family first also benefits your whole company (13:39 – 14:26)
If you create a company culture where family is important, it filters through to the actions people take in the business. They will be happy to take up the slack when your family needs you.
3. Never give up on creating your own business.
Tailwind wasn’t Danny and his business partner’s first business. They talk about how the first business didn’t work, what they learned and how Tailwind was born and grew. Knowing you want to create something amazing in the world and solve valuable problems, all while being your own boss is the true entrepreneurial dream, so never give up.
It’s also important to remember that our entrepreneurship can have a tremendously positive impact on our children’s development. It exposes them to responsibility, accountability, creativity and problem-solving skills in a huge way. Sharing the skills and tools that help you to be successful in business can also help you raise smart, creative kids.
Danny Maloney is an entrepreneur who loves to help improve lives and careers with technology. He’s the CEO & Co-founder of Tailwind, a service that helps manage your visual marketing on platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram.
Go to https://boss-mom.com/tailwind to learn more!