Our community is comprised of entrepreneurs and artists and creatives – folks who have chosen incredibly difficult professional paths that often don’t offer any safety nets or guarantees. Nonetheless, we regularly hear that being a parent is a far greater challenge and so we asked some of these folks to open up to us about the things they’ve done as parents that they feel will have a meaningful and positive impact on their child.

Jimmy Tran | Full-Time Dad, Business Owner and Real Estate Investor

As a parent, I think the most important thing I’ve done is adapt my approach and style to fit each of my children’s needs. Each of our 3 children has different interests and each learns differently. One is more tactical, while another devours books. In order to make them successful, I have to adapt my style, tone and approach to appeal to their sensitivities. Read more>>

Chrystal Bryant | Mobile Mixologist & Registered Nurse

I’m a parent of two adult children in their 20s. My daughter is a recent graduate of an HBCU. I believe that my children are inspired by me; they respect my grind. Both of them are self-sufficient, work full-time and continuously seek out opportunities to gain more knowledge to improve their station in life. I’ve modeled how having a good work ethic and integrity can open many doors. Read more>>