How Being a Founder is Like Being a Parent

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience & the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” – Harriet Tubman

Being a parent and being a founder of a startup are two of life’s most challenging roles that some do at the same time. Here are 8 ways they are similar. Thanks to Amit Rai, founder of LetsCoo for his ideas!

  1. You can’t stop talking about it, even when others don’t five a f***!
  2. You can try your best more often than not the outcome is beyond your control.
  3. Even when you give it your 100%, you feel you should do more.
  4. It kills you and yet you wouldn’t have it any other way.
  5. No one really knows how to do but everyone feels qualified to advise.
  6. If you knew what it entails you’d never do it.
  7. The team involved is more important than you.
  8. You are always selling an idea!


Any other ways you think they are similar? Please tweet or add your comments.

December 2, 2016