This is my first post. I was always a lurker here on Indie Hacker. Mostly because I did not have anything relevant to share. But I am now excited to be more active. Learn, share and grow together.
Here's my story --
A month after my little wonder arrived (Little Noah arrived on 6.03.2020) I felt lost, anxious, and trapped. I panicked that my work identity, an ENTREPRENEUR had been replaced by a PARENT.
When negative emotions surface, I take time out to reflect on the good, bad, & ugly following the Restory model ( it's our first project at https://human-matter.com/labs/). Few days of reflection + noting down my emotions, I concluded that it doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. I needed a way to celebrate a new identity - Parentpreneur.
I have been fortunate to have lived in 6 countries + worked closely with startup founders and leadership teams across various industries - Retail, Real-estate, Luxury, Design, Tech, Community and Events. 80% of them had kids.
While I appreciated the industry specific knowledge I received from living/ working in diverse cultures/ individuals, what I truly valued was the opportunity to observe and note behaviours, habits, and strategies that shaped the well-being of people's business, family and mind.
My curiosity about human behaviour increased. So I founded Human-Matter with behavioural scientist, @katerinabc to design products to help people live and lead better.
As I reflected on my new identity as a ParentPreneur, I thought why not combine my learnings from behavioural science + my work/life experience and share them with other indie hackers who are parents. There's always a chance it might help someone in the same boat.
Guided and inspired by @kevon thoughts on how to make friends on twitter + building in public, I am going to commit to connect with other ParentPreneurs. So if you are reading this, are a ParentPreneur, feel free to connect with me on twitter https://twitter.com/TaniaDiscovered
I will be sharing ideas, inspiration, and insights on business, parenthood and mental well-being. Join me on this daunting and daring adventure as we together learn to manage balance sheets + baby wipes 😜