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'You can't please everyone - and it's not your job to try'

You cant please everyone - and its not your job to try

Founder and CEO of Dubai-based www.sprii.com, Sarah Jones is a mumpreneur who loves her work

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Jul 2018, 2:00 AM

The number one item on your wish list.
To never have any regrets.
One life lesson you'd want to share with others.
You cannot please everyone whether it is your parents, teachers, colleagues or friends - and it is not your job to try. It is just impossible to please them all. Your job is to do what makes you happy and healthy - and go after your passions.
Your most challenging project to date?
Closing our first round of funding for Sprii. Fundraising is a full-time job and trying to run a business - and a business that's growing fast at that - while also raising funds. that is a real challenge!
The biggest learning point or experience in your life.
Having my daughter, Willow. Nine months old and the love of my life (alongside my husband, of course!).
What advice would you give your younger self, if you could?
Read the quote "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" over and over again. When I set out in the workplace, I always saw work and play as separate. I would count the hours until the end of a working day, eager to escape. I wish I had known (even earlier than I did) that it didn't need to be that way. That there was a job out there that I could love, made me feel rewarded, empowered, passionate and content.
If you could move to any place in the world, what place would that be?
I chose to move to Dubai and have absolutely no regrets. It's the place in which I founded my business, the place I gave birth in and right now the place I call home.
Favourite fictional character of all time - and why.
Daenerys Targaryen - she is the boss!
The best thing you've ever bought yourself and why?
My iPhone. Being an entrepreneur means being switched on 24/7 - there's no off button. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I'm never really off
my phone!
A superpower you wish you had?
To be able to teleport. I'm afraid I'm not a good traveller.

If you were head of your country, what is the first thing you'd do?
Make it easier for all nationalities to be able to enter the country freely and easily.
- Staff Reporter

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