What Do You Share With Your Family?

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What you share, and how and when you share it, is an important thing to consider as you meet the challenges of entrepreneurship, particularly during those early, uncertain days.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life || What Do You Share With Your Family? || Impact Guide (PDF).

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg. "How Much About the Business Should You Share with Your Spouse?", Inc. Magazine, September 2011.

MGroysberg, Boris and Robin Abrahams. "Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life", Harvard Business Review, March 2014.

Matt Blumberg. Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ. 2013. Chapter 45.

Questions for You

How much of the day to day struggles can I share with my spouse without causing undue stress?

What are the essential things that need to be shared (especially those that relate to finances or our future)?

Questions for the Family

What are my worst fears?

What do I want to know?

What would I rather not hear?

Tools and Exercises

Have a conversation as a family. Identify what you need to share, what you want to share, and how you’ll share. Talk about whether you’ll have a regular family meeting, or share on an as needed basis? Are there good or bad times to discuss as a family?

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