When we asked EO members to share how their entrepreneurial and parenting endeavors inform each other, we heard from Matt Doud, a member of the EO Baltimore chapter and co-founder and president of Planit. Matt shared what he considers a must-have for both areas of life.
“The parallels between parenting and entrepreneurship are countless. There are no playbooks for either endeavor, so you must enter both believing in yourself. This is not necessarily the same as having confidence.
You must know deep down that you can do it and no one else can instill that self-truth but you. Having said that, it’s also important to have humility and a willingness to fail. As long as you fail fast and learn from it. In both roles, I have learned more from the failures than the successes.