Entrepreneurship: Like Mother, Like Daughter

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

Napoleon Hill

For as long as I can remember, my mother has always told me to take the bull by the horns and start my own business. She insisted that in order for me to be truly happy in my job, I needed to get out of the chain of command and be my own boss.

This ingrained message could very well be why when I grew up, the corporate and large business lifestyle was not at all appealing.

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This message is also why it didn’t come as much of a surprise when my mother, who is extremely talented artistically, told me that she and my aunt were starting a jewelry and art business together.

My mother gave up her job and professional career 22 years ago to stay home and raise my brother and me. The transition from stay-at-home mom back into the business world is not an easy one, which is why I’m so¬†incredibly¬†proud of her drive and determination to make this business work.

During my last visit we worked together to brainstorm business ideas, branding, photographed products, gave feedback and evaluated the different eCommerce platform options.

The more that I reflect on her decision to start her own business, the more in awe I am about the unlimited opportunities available to people who have an idea and the drive to make it happen.

Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to witness the development of how a simple idea combined with an entrepreneurial mindset and passion to create can transform into a profitable and successful business.

It is so incredibly important that people no matter what age, gender or past occupation realize that they are entirely capable of branching out on their own to pursue their passion. No matter how big the obstacles might seem.

Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a reality? A passion that you want to turn into your day job? Use these 4 ways to gauge your start-up idea.

~ Miss Soucie


Lover of all things travel, food, fitness and cocktails. Currently the Community Director at Ampsy, supporter of the #yesphx community and always on the lookout for the next adventure.