When I started my business almost 10 years ago, I couldn't have anticipated the ups and downs that would come along with it. I initially intended to pursue a long-standing secure career as a corporate attorney, but life threw a curve ball at my family with the illness of my father and I ended up having to run his business for 3 years as he fought for his life. Thankfully, once he recovered, I was able to have this resounding moment of clarity that forced me to decide exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Naturally, I went back down the route of law because that's what I'd studied and worked my ass off for, but as soon as I started receiving lucrative offers from firms around the country, I realized that one of the most harrowing times in my life provided me with the epiphany that law was no longer the direction I wanted to take my career.
Since I also have a background in business and always had the brain for marketing, I casually started creating business/marketing plans for friends and family until one day I landed my first client who was a celebrity makeup artist looking to launch her own makeup line. And at that moment, the entrepreneurial bug bit me.
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