Over the years, I’ve been publishing article-like content here, which has been great fun and hopefully added value to your life in some way. This year, in addition to providing you with tons of new ideas around company culture design, I’m going to begin sharing more of my personal stories on this blog.
I’m pretty sure I have the perfect way to kick this off.
I started my consulting practice, Strengths Doctors, in the summer of 2010, so in a few months my business — “my baby” — will turn 3 years old. This is great and everything, but it also happens to be occurring at almost exactly the time that my wife and I have our very first actual, human baby.
*Pausing for excited digital squeals from the ladies and vigorous virtual handshakes from the men.*
In a word, we are ecstatic. This is something we’ve been wanting, and to be completely transparent, trying to do for a couple years, and we feel inordinately blessed that it’s going to happen.
Of course, we also don’t have any clue what the hell to expect.
To borrow a word Scott Gerber introduced me to the other night, I’m entering the world of the “fatherpreneur.” Apparently, sh*t’s about to get real.
How does one juggle a growing business and a growing human being at the same time?
I haven’t the faintest clue. But I know I couldn’t be more excited to figure it out.
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