Publiziert

15.10.2020

Date

Oct 15, 2020

Kategorie

UnternehmerInnen

Category

Entrepreneur Life

Author

Gabriella Chihan Stanley

Work-life balance as an entrepreneur parent. Truth or fiction?

Pitches, conferences, client meetings, finance planning, 24/7 availability — and add a smile while you’re at it. As an entrepreneur parent, or parentpreneur, living in a business environment that is continuously urging us to become number one in everything, is it possible to find a work-life balance?

My husband, Axel, and I are both co-founders and parentpreneurs working in the fast-paced field of immersive technology while co-parenting a relentless preschooler. Questions like “should I take this call or leave to have dinner with my daughter?”, “would I be better off with a 9 to 5 job?”, or “is my success at work coming at the expense of sacrificing quality time with my child?” are ever-present and far from pleasant.

growing a business (and growing a child) is so much more than an either/or, or a constant all-in.

But what experience has taught us is that growing a business and growing a child is so much more than an either/or, or a constant all-in. These tough moments have helped us realize that we've come this far precisely because of them.

We've learned to value our time like never before. We've learned to stand up from our falls quickly because there's no room to cry when we have to improve, refine, and adapt. We've learned how to be patient, flexible, and when to put our egos aside. We've learned that we need precise strategies, clear priorities, and fearless allies. We've learned how to let go of our mistakes and hold on only to the lessons learned. We've learned that being number one means much more than just being the first or the fastest, more than getting to stand on the highest podium when it's all over. And, most importantly, we've learned how to understand people and projects from a truly human perspective, discovering in this journey that it's all about playing smarter, not harder.

Success is a far more complex term than the typically reductive meaning we often give it. And our kids have taught us that.

Success is a far more complex term than the typically reductive meaning we often give it. And our kids have taught us that. We owe our success to them, as well as to all our extraordinary clients who share these values with us, and who treasure the number one goal in our business: We don’t try to replace realities. We enhance them.

Now, go give your kid a kiss, and keep rocking the entrepreneur scene!

Axel and I are the founders of vrisch. We use virtual and augmented reality to effectively transmit our clients’ messages by eliminating distraction, bringing the attention of their audience back to the present moment. If you're interested in expanding your knowledge about any topic in the field of XR or have an idea in mind, we'd be thrilled to hear from you. We can advise you on many exciting ways to incorporate immersive technologies into your upcoming projects. The step into a whole new reality is only a message away. Contact us!