HUMANS OF HSS

TALES FROM THE COMMUNITY

Our growing tribe of purpose-driven founders is changing the world, one startup at a time. Their stories inspire us and we're sharing them with you here.

 

Dan FLANAGAN

TOT ROCKIN' BEATS

“Up until last year, my view of ‘success’ was pretty traditional. The salary, the big brands on the CV, the swanky offices and all the bullshit that goes with it. I realise now my view was skewed, to say the least. I now judge my success not by the money I have in the bank but by the effect I can have on other people's lives. That can be from the people that have read my blog and have been inspired to start writing themselves or quit a job they’ve hated. Or seeing the genuine smiles on the face of the dad, with the toddler on his shoulders, dancing manically to ‘The Beastie Boys’ at TotRockinBeats.

I think the best measure of success I have is that the kids in my son’s class all know my name. Nowadays, I am around to play with them after school rather than being a stressed-out, Saturday dad, who needs to use the money to buy affection. The best investment you can give your kids is your time."