|How did the entrepreneurial spirit rise up in you? Were you exposed to entrepreneurship in your family or your social environment when you were a child?
Actually no. Both Brandon and Catherine were raised in families where it was a one company career. Both of them found it important to work for themselves and create their own opportunities.
All around me were in the corporate world employed. I knew that it is a very bad match for me. I had so many dreams and ideas so I knew I have to do it on my own.
I was not exposed to entrepreneurship as a child. In college, I met two phenomenal business men who became my business mentors and sparked my entrepreneurial spirit. However, I was always independent and my own person --- even as a child. So I had entrepreneurial characteristics, though I did not recognize them as such until I was a young adult.
The entreprenuerial spirit has been in me since I was a young girl. I knew my purpose in life was to heal and soothe people. Of course, growing up I was not sure what that would be however, after suffering from eczema and sensitive skin throughout my entire life and living with it, I quickly learned that my calling was to educate and bridge the gap between mother nature's resources and high quality body care for individuals who wanted to still be fabulous but are green at heart.
When I was 12 years old my dad gave me a pencil and said "I want you to sell me this pencil." I said "What? It's just a pencil dad". To which he replied, "No it isn't... It's much more than that. Tell me why I would want to buy this pencil."
From that moment on, I understood the macro and focused my energy on seeing the big picture with everything in life. I have always questioned everything and everyone and try to seek out innovative ways to do things. Being genuinely human has always been at my core, which is why IMHO is the perfect culmination of everything I have ever believed in.
Entrepreneurship is Economic Freedom which leads to greater Personal Freedom & thats what I want in my life.
No it just happened, it seemed a better alternative than working for someone else.
Never exposed. My creative mind and a desire to change the world led me to invention.
Not really... I think I just had this idea that there had to be a better way to earn a living than what I was doing, and I was determined to find it.
From a very young age, at the primary school, when I setup my first "business"; selling homemade personalized tags. Looks like we've had entrepreneurs in the family every second generation... this is my turn :)
My parents always ran their own cleaning business. While they worked hard; they had time freedom. I worked along with them as a young girl and thus being introduced to family business. I don't believe hard work hurt me.
My parents have always owned their own business. They actually have three different businesses. As I was growing up everyone in my family, grandparents, aunt's and uncle's, all owned their own businesses and worked when they wanted to and planned everything themselves. I always thought that would be the best job to have, where you don't have to do things someone else's way.
Entrepreneurial spirit is something that most people in the Israeli high-tech industry have.
Even when working for large corporate, I have focused on developing new markets and channels rather than managing ongoing operations.
Turning 45, I have decided I would like to try and run my own business and see if can make it.
Not at all. I grew up in a very normal/average sort of family - no businesses to work in or anything like that. I got into this kind of lifestyle because I am naturally a non-conformist and whilst I had some great bosses, I realised pretty early on that I work best on my own steam.
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