Not only am I an entrepreneur, but my wife is also a successful entrepreneur. In addition to our existing companies, we also manage our small family business, which consists of us and our children. In the perception of our respective employees, it might seem that we live only within the company. Of course, it is not like that at all.
Especially as a family man with two children, you want to make the best possible use of time to meet everyone’s needs. We also deal with topics such as: who prepares food for children after school?
We have a son and a daughter who also do after-school activities and of course they are very different. They alternate between dance, sport, tennis, painting – which fortunately happens at home – but this diversity gives you an idea of how full our family agenda is. This wouldn’t work without being a well-rehearsed team.
Denis Bederov: Nobody should be neglected!
In fact, it works! If a family member was unintentionally removed from the routine or tried to manage everything by himself, that would never work. At least not in the long term: everyone has to play a part, so that nobody gets neglected.
This is the biggest challenge as a parent and as a family man. You must take care to ensure that everyone is free to develop in the direction they want to develop. I’m not just talking about child development. Even as a parent, you want to grow and reinvent yourself in certain areas. It’s of major importance that the partner successful achieves this the same way you yourself find achievement.
Denis Bederov: It’s about synergy!
I would call myself being more a pragmatic person who takes every step very carefully and makes plans. If it was up to me, our family life would probably be too monotonous, and on the other hand, it means that I worry about organizing and ordering at home. At the same time, I am the consultant, if there is a specific goal to be achieved, it’s clear that it will. My wife, on the other hand, is incredibly creative. Brings momentum into our family life with her ideas and is much more communicative. When it comes to finding the right words in the right situations, she’s the number one.
What makes a family work
Everything you teach to children, you should imitate. I am happy when I realize that there is also team spirit amongst the children and that they support each other with their personal qualities. Because just like with my wife and myself, each of our children has a different approach to solving problems. I can often even learn new things from my children.
Just when this mechanism is aware to everyone, everyone takes back their ego and at the same time helps the other with his personal abilities, everyone collaborates together and gets great results!
This is my recipe for a harmonious and happy family life. – Denis Bederov
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