Mocha Monday |The Reward in the Risk

In a recent article entitled How Jessica Alba Built A $1 Billion Company, And $200 Million Fortune, Selling Parents Peace Of Mind written by Forbes journalist Clare O’Connor, describes Jessica Alba’s self made career. Alba can go similarly deep on almost all of The Honest Company’s 120 products, whether the ingredients in a new organic beeswax sunscreen or the clever insulation pocket hidden inside a chic $170 vegan-leather diaper bag (product knowledge). Yes, she has a pretty face — it seems as if every men’s magazine has named her the most beautiful woman in the world at some point — but it’s the details from which great fortunes stem.

Details and hard work. Alba laughs about how she once worked an 86-hour week as the star of James Cameron’s sci-fi TV series, Dark Angel — the series that launched her career. Now, she says, she spends those 86 hours at a vintage teal blue desk, overseeing marketing and brand development for a company that feeds a growing demand for safe, nontoxic products, particularly among young helicopter parents who treat children — and what goes near or inside them — like porcelain.

What I believe, is that Jessica Alba didn’t just lament a problem/solution. The Honest Company took it a step further and did something about it, innovating what many of us have long wish existed. This leads to America, a nation of inventors. The U.S. continues to lead other countries when it comes to the number of patent applications filed. But what truly makes America great is our nation’s entrepreneurial mindset. After scouring countless resources about how pitiful and redundant Monday’s are we’ve decided to round-up some inspirational stories of entrepreneur — in hopes to encourage you to get through your Monday.

Since 2006,  entrepreneurs have risen such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg; Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos, now a tadalafil health industry leader and America’s youngest self-made female billionaire; a pre-Y Combinator Sam Altman; and Quirky’s Ben Kaufman. Even, more entrepreneurs  inventors such as Stephanie Kwolek, who invented the material for bullet-proof vests, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square. College Entrepreneur Ethan Holmes Applesauce, Brandon Byrd, Founder of Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats,  Ayanna Howard, Ph.D, Founder and CTO of Zyrobotics, and Erick Mathelier, Cofounder of William & Park out of many other successful entrepreneurs.

As gathered the United States is home to an impressive number of individuals who have gone out on their own, risked a great deal, and succeeded as entrepreneurs. And while most of us won’t develop the next big product, we can play a role in continuing America’s rich history of entrepreneurial-ism. We can help craft our passions and take the leap from innovators to entrepreneurs by remaining confident and faithful in your pursuits. Today, write down 2 helpful tips to help you move forward and closer to your dreams.

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