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Numa cofounder, Jane, shares her thoughts on doing business with her daughter and as a first-generation immigrant. Tune in for stories and snippets of wisdom - these stories have been minimally edited in order to keep her authentic voice.
This is Jane Xie, I am Joyce's mother. I started a Numa business with Joyce more than 4 years ago. During this period of time, the most questions which I received was how do you work with your daughter?
It seems that working with a daughter is the most challenging job in the world for most mothers, the short answer is: I have a great attitude when I work with Joyce, in the business she is my boss, in real life, I am her mother. I shift these two roles smoothly now after a lot of time practicing.
"I have a great attitude when I work with Joyce, in the business she is my boss, in real life, I am her mother."
Meanwhile this question makes me want to share my stories with other mothers, how do I do business with my daughter! I have so many stories which I wanted to share with other people’s special mothers.
It is interesting for a lot of people to know why and how to start a business with my daughter.
I am first [generation] immigrant in my family, I came to USA at late 20th century from China, when I came to USA I was not only can't speak English but also didn't fit in new life; after many years learning and trying, my mind was totally changed. I found out that the US education is more focus on finding your passion doing something you like, the China education is more focus on academics and follow the successful people's step.
When Joyce tried a few careers after she came out college, one days she told me that she wanted to work for a startup company, I said why don’t you start your own company, I can support you, she said are you sure, I said "yes"! This "yes" not only change Joyce life but also mine, I had to say that bit had most toughest four years in my life so far, but I am not regret.
The most reward thing is that I knew Joyce more, and we have been building a friendship, something I feel that we are sisters.
“The most reward thing is that I knew Joyce more, and we have been building a friendship, something I feel that we are sisters”
Next time, I would like to share with you how we picked up this business. Meanwhile, you are also welcome to let me know which stories you want me to share with you more. Talk with you next time!
我是Jane Xie，我是Joyce 的妈妈，4 年多前和Joyce 一起做Numa 的生意，这段时间，我收到的最多的问题就是你是怎么和你女儿一起工作的？