Happy Mother’s day to all of our Pinnovate Mama’s today!
I’ve used this analogy a few times this year, and as year 2 comes around the bend, I can’t help but get nostalgic, especially on Mother’s Day. The truth is when we came up with the concept of Pinnovate, we were toying with the idea of adding a 4th little one to our awesome family. What happened was we opened this business and it mirrored my journey as a mother in more ways than I had imagined. I didn’t really plan it out or think it through, thank god, but the up’s, the down’s the challenges, and the similarities are uncanny.
I had an idea, signed a lease, and had never owned a business; I talked my husband into it (with our family it was the other way around), and that was it, away we went with the next chapter of our lives!
Pinnovate did start with 9 months of build-out, no joke! The anticipation, never ending conversation about what we’d name it and reading endless books from experts who’d done it before us! The odd friend who thought we were crazy, countered with others telling us we’d be okay after a few years and were thrilled for us! We were blessed to have many business people around us in our personal lives who would give us the hard truth, like parents do about their children, but at the end of it they would beam about their entrepreneurial journey and say they wouldn’t change it for the world!