Photo by: Norman Oates
I wanted use this space to share a little bit about me and my journey so far in the world of entrepreneurship. Both of my parents were entrepreneurs growing up, my mom owned a hair salon, then later a restaurant and my dad owned a human resources service business. I remember both of them being so passionate and dedicated to their companies. The work ethic they showed me still inspires me till today, especialy on those days when I don’t feel like doing anything related to my business.
At the moment I work full-time in the human resources industry and during my nights, weekends and spare time I design jewelry here, style hair here and this blog. When I think about it, both of my parents played a significant role in both of my entrepreneurial ventures. My mom would let me braid the hair of some of her clients daughters growing up and in college I would do hair in my college dorm. As for jewelry, my dad registered me for a class (originally a knitting class) and when he would travel to Nigeria, would always bring me back beads for my designs. Growing up, they both always told me do what makes me happy, even if it’s not right away, put myself in a position where I can eventually make my hobby/passion my full time job. I enjoy doing hair and designing jewelry because both avenues allow me to express myself in different ways. They are also creative outlets from the daily stressors of work.
So to anyone reading this that has this idea or concept that they have been wanting to work on, I have two words for you. Do it!! It’s better to start something and fail or have to re-adjust (i’ve done that so many times), then to never try and live with regret or what if. Life’s too short to not do what makes you happy, even if it’s a side-hustle for now. You never know what the future will bring. Please, follow your dreams.