Leura Fine, Founder and CEO of Laurel & Wolf, which connects customers with their network of high-quality interior designers
"Determination, focus, and hard work matter more than anything. You can have the best idea in the world but if you don’t know how to execute, then you don’t have anything. You have to always be pushing forward if you want to win."
"I learned from my previous experiences that in life and in business you must evolve or die and most people inevitably follow the status quo. They are structured the same way, they have the same office environment, they think about growth in the same manner, and they are ultimately afraid to rock the boat. For me, it is truly exhilarating creating a business that looks to the future while simultaneously changing the future for so many people. The passion and drive I have for the design industry and for life finally has the opportunity to thrive through Laurel & Wolf."
"I was also born blessed as I have exceptional parents who taught me with enough hard work and dedication I could do anything. They supported my every endeavor and helped me not only believe that the world was mine for the taking, but also that “normal” was “only a setting on a washing machine.” There was no value placed on being like everyone else and I think this belief that unique is beautiful is what helped me through so many transitions in my life and makes me a stronger leader today."
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