Startup life is hard. There’s so much to do, and so many problems to solve—and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to tackle it all. It can be overwhelming and all-consuming, to say the least.
So when Love is Project started ramping up and I needed help, I knew who my first phone call would be: my mom, Gladys.
Mom spent years working in banking and occupied the C-suite before spending the last decade in retirement. In addition to an accomplished career, she’s also your typical Hong Kong Chinese Tiger Mom and a Taurus. She’s sharp and energetic—and don’t even try to mess with her or you’ll wind up the fool.
While my mom would like to go back to holidaying on cruise ships, she knows how meaningful Love is Project is to me and our community of artisans, and she’s dropped everything to lead our operations and financial management of the business this past year, learning new technology and platforms and educating herself on an ever-changing market landscape to boot.
I’m dedicating this email to you, Mom, for your sacrifice and hard work. This company is truly a labor of love, and I could not be doing it without you in my corner.