MADE Maven October Issue MADE Magazine - Page 12

MADETOLEAD "You have to be change adaptable. You have to evolve or you will dissolve." DELIBERATE "It is important to be intentional (deliberate, purposeful, planned, conscious) about everything important to you." PURPOSE "Long after the honeymoon of being an entrepreneur wears off, you must remain focused on your purpose, your plan, your vision. " PASSION "Without passion for what you do, your dream of being an entrepreneur will become. another job." FOR THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR… “What I say to each women entrepreneur is do your due diligence. Know your business industry in and out. Backwards and forward. You need to know what you’re jumping into before you leap. I always say that because we get really excited about these businesses, but sometimes we don’t know everything it takes to make it be successful. So, do your due diligence. I always say don’t quit your day job. There are conflicting opinions about this, but if you do not have the luxury of sustaining yourself, you need to grow without dipping into your business. So if you have family that can support you, a support system, money or extra savings—that’s awesome. But if not, keep your day job. You have to be able to invest on your business without pulling it out of your company. Live below your means. That’s one thing we need to learn more. Just because you can afford it, doesn’t mean you should get it. I’m a big advocate of that. More money into my bank account than in my house. I don’t need three cars—I have a family so we have two cars. It’s just about being really diligent about keeping that cycle of generational wealth propelling forward. Live below your means every step of the way.” Learn more about Curls at | 12