My mom was a stay at home mom, but it wasn’t until her and my dad got divorced that she became a full time, very successful entrepreneur. And it made me feel that anything is possible, because I thought if she can do it I can do it.
I decided to set up my own company when I was pregnant with our son, and I’d noticed over time that when I was working from home, it was just really nice to be able to get out of the house.
There are obviously lots of co-working spaces but they tended to feel very large and very corporate and very impersonal. So when I set up my own co-working space for women we knew we wanted it to be something very different from other office environments.
Starting the co-working space definitely felt daunting, I was already running my own business I have a small child. But the way I tend to look at things I’m like yes it might be a challenge but imagine the rewards if everything works out. well
I think its really important to start paying attention to your money as soon as you can, so that one day you don’t find yourself in a position where you wish you had been paying attention.
So I started investing about a year ago, and I just started to think why not just start now? I did have grand goals in mind for being completely financial literate, but I started to realize that time might not necessarily come around any time soon so I just thought let me just start, so at least that way I’ve gotten started.
I feel the biggest benefit when it comes to investing is you're putting your money to work. Investing is in a sense giving your money a job to do. Your job is to grow, so please grow and grow, and that’s what investing is for me.
The best advice I’ve had comes from a Chinese proverb and it is: the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.