Tiffany started her first business at age 17 – around the same time she left home for university. She worked on her business through uni despite not having a clue what to work on or how to work on it. She developed a training program and educated her peers on what she’d learnt so far. Tiffany studied international business, Spanish and supply chain management. Why? Naivety. Had Tiffany known she was required to learn a second language in order to get her international business degree, she probably would have chosen Psychology as a major. And had she known supply chain’s the study of systems using mathematics, she would have chosen marketing.
Tiffany had dreams of becoming an international business woman. What does that mean? She wasn’t sure. Determined to discover, Tiffany and a handful of her peers applied for jobs in China planning to start a community in Shanghai together. She was the only post grad with an offer. How? Systems. Literally. Her emphasis in supply chain management helped her land a job in an all Chinese company specializing in sourcing tubing for cosmetics. Being the first and only non-Chinese employee held greater challenges than her uni math courses. At least math was a universal language.
After returning from China she started her first Amazon business which surpassed 7 digits within a few years. She’s continuously realizing her lifelong dreams of being an international business woman. And still deciding what that means to her. Currently that means spreading her knowledge of Amazon to Australian businesses so more people can move from 0 to 7 digits. Tiffany finds pleasure in the struggle. She bites off more than she can chew because she enjoys the process. She’s the kind of person who’ll eat a pastry in the morning just so she can guilt trip herself into sticking to her gym schedule that evening. And if she’s starting to sound like a mental and emotional masochist, you’re on the right track.
Her 11 years in business with many transformations shows dedication and endurance while her entrepreneurial roster displays her love for digging deep and getting her hands dirty. She studies for fun. A friend who teaches autistic children told her she learns like one. For someone who’s spent most of her life thinking she wasn’t gifted with natural intelligence, this comment gave her hope that perhaps she could be a genius after all. She dances. Takes on challenges while keeping her pride in check. She’s managed to maintain the same naivety when starting projects as she had 10 years ago. Tiffany enjoys sharing knowledge through a show, don’t tell philosophy. If this is all sounding too good, don’t worry, she’s rebellious as ever. When you see her around, ask, “What are you working on right now?” And last but not least, don’t make her laugh. Unless you’re prepared to remember it forever.