11-Year Old Entrepreneur and Natural Beauty–Truly an Inspiration [VIDEO]

Little girl, big hair, big ideas. At the tender age of 11, Maya Penn, from Georgia, has turned her ideas into a lucrative business. She has already been featured in Forbes magazine. When I first saw this story on the Grio, I was immediately taken by her natural look. As I read the story, I realized the she is more than just “fluff” (no pun intended). This girl is the real deal. Her drive and poise is truly inspiring and her designs are fabulous. 

You want to know the secret to Maya’s success? In a Fox News interview, Maya stated that when she is not studying she is creating. Her business is making elaborate headbands and accessories. She is now CEO and owner of her own online company called Maya’s Ideas. Maya notes, “I love wearing different kinds of headbands and decided that would be a good way to start.” Sometimes, all you need is a start. It probably also wouldn’t hurt to have a pair of awesome parents like Maya’s who home school her. Maya has also learned at early age that it is important to be a giver. She donates 10% of her earnings to charity, which also a savvy business move. Maya hopes to someday become a digital animator. She wasted no time pursuing that dream as well and showcases her animations on her blog.

This story is a reminder to parents that we need to invest our time and attention in our children’s future. (Notice, that investing does not always mean money, but yes some money is needed.) It’s also a reminder to ourselves that we have to invest in ourselves and our dreams and never give up.

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