Balancing Business and Babies: How This Dad Makes It Happen

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Family life can get strained once people venture into entrepreneurship. Some founders put having children on the back burner to pursue their dreams while others find ways to handle both.


 — a music writer, entrepreneur, and father of three — says balancing business & babies is “not the easiest route to go.” 

However, he believes finding time for self-care is the key to being a great parent and businessman. 

If you got no rest, that meant you were grinding. I realized that taking care of yourself, your health, your sanity is super important to the balance,

There’s a level of intentionality that you have to have when raising your children, and there’s also a level of intentionality that you have to have with self-care.

He’s currently navigating sleepless nights because his baby girl is teething and has to find time to launch a new scent from his fragrance line Savoir Faire. 

Classic wants to expand the brand to offer candles, incense & shower gels for men. Now that his daughter has hit a new milestone, he has to be more strategic in planning time for naps & work. 

Classic also works as a brand consultant, advising companies on how to build diverse and inclusive campaigns.

He got his start after H&M caught backlash for advertising a Black child in a sweatshirt labeled “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” 

There aren’t people of color in the room making decisions.

If you only have white people & all of the test spots are white people, everything is going to seem fine because they’re seeing themselves in it. 

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