Want to know what my self-employed parents did at dinner every night to light an entrepreneurial fire in me?

They showed us that we came first by asking about our day.

But they also weren't afraid to talk business.

Growing up, here's how a typical dinner conversation went in the Pearl family:

  • What happened in your day?
  • What's going on at school?
  • What's up with sports?

Then we listened to them talk business.

And then we started asking questions.

My parents were masters at merging family and business life in an honest and thought-provoking way and engaging us to make us feel a part of it too.

My biggest takeaway, though, wasn't about business...it was the fact that I ALWAYS knew we were my parents' priority.