Starting your own business requires more than just business knowledge. It requires knowing how your brain operates, what motivates you, and what doesn’t motivate you to act.
Raddle Tales: a Publication by Raddle, The Virtual brainstorm Community
One of the girls we took on at our school in the Ivory Coast was maybe 4 or 5 years old. I had organized a women's rights education day. We met her mother. The goal was to inform parents about the basic right of the child to receive an education and to let them know that I had worked with donors to make that possible. Sign up fees and buying school supplies doesn't add up to a lot but it stops them from registering (their children) for school. So this mother registered. We called her to come in and meet with us. She had 2 kids. I didn't have the funds (for both) so told her I could only afford to take one.
My dream started in 2007. I was a preschool teacher and curating art pop ups for an architecture firm. A conversation at a party sparked the idea. The architecture firm owner, who was moving, planted the seed: “You should open a store and an art gallery.” Almost like a dare and then a take back. He asked me, “Do you want to do this?” I said yes almost immediately. He said “I don’t want to break you, but owning a business is really really hard.” I started Secession. 13 years later...
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