Q. What was your inspiration for opening the Greenville Copper Penny store?
Elizabeth: Sometimes your worst day can become your best day. A change in personal circumstances made me open my eyes. Suddenly I was open to new opportunities. When Heather did not hesitate to say “yes” to my proposal, and the we both saw the stars line up, we knew this new venture was meant to be. You can stay stagnant or be open.
Q. If your money and your time had no limits, what would you be doing and where?
Heather: I’d be sailing.
Elizabeth: I’d be in Italy.
Then they both chimed “We’d be sailing in Italy!”
Q. Heather, at what moment did you realize you were going to chase your North star and pursue your passion?
What really resonates with me is the moment I received the phone call from Elizabeth about Copper Penny franchising. Half-heartedly I had explored other potential opportunities, however, when I heard her idea for us I immediately knew I was following my North star. Suddenly everything felt right for the first time in a long time. There was no trepidation or hesitation on my part. I felt deep down that this is what I was supposed to do, and I’ve never looked back! I absolutely love getting up and going to the store every day because I meet fabulous people, and I can help them look and feel great wherever their day is taking them.
Q. Elizabeth, who inspires you?
While talking with my Dad, I shared with him my fear of starting something new. I only knew about interior design for the past 25 years. He made me realize how lucky I am. He said not everyone gets the chance to start over. Think of this as a whole new life you get to create.
Heather points out one her favorite quote: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
- Steve Jobs
Elizabeth and Heather were ready for a change in their lives. Let it be known; together they were kicking around ideas that were both normal and abstract. For example opening a deli or hosting weddings in barns were just two of their ideas. They want you all to not have analysis paralysis when it comes to starting something new. Heather said “Who knew I would get paid to go shopping in New York City! Are you kidding me?!” BLING!