Have you been searching for a meaningful way to connect with loved ones? For Melanie Flores, co-founder of OctoGifts, spreading love through entrepreneurship is a family affair.  As an MIT-educated engineer and former STEM educator, she followed her now 14-year-old son Sebastian’s creative dreams and launched Octo Gifts to sell his one-of-a-kind 3D greeting cards and DIY card kits.  She’s here to share her inspiring personal story along with tips on how to foster your child’s entrepreneurial spirit, overcome business challenges, and create the legacy you want. All of the show notes can be found at thegoodlifecoach.com/099.


  1. Melanie’s incredibly moving story of why she decided to start her own business
  2. How to go into business with your child and ensure that their excitement endures
  3. How to overcome perfectionism when it’s holding you or your business back
  4. Why starting something new later in life could make you feel younger
  5. How the different times in your life might seem much more connected when you look back


  1. It’s never too late to start something new – never stop creating and teaching, it’s our way of leaving a footprint on the world.
  2. Believe in yourself and surround yourself with people who believe in you.
  3. Connect the dots – you have to trust that the dots will connect in the future as there is often meaning in seemingly disparate events in your life.


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