Support network vital
CLIMBING Everest was similar to owning a business, a northern suburbs businesswoman has told her peers.
Earlier this year, Suze Trappitt and her oldest daughter Tekaisha (18) took on the challenge of climbing to Mt Everest Base Camp.
The guest speaker at Wanneroo Business Association’s July breakfast, held in Mindarie, likened the experience to owning a business.
She said the Everest adventure stemmed from a choice to say ‘yes’ to an email offer, although it meant leaving another three children at home for two weeks.
“It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” the Ballajura resident said.
“You never know what those opportunities are and where they are going to lead you in the future.”
Ms Trappitt said the group they travelled with helped keep them going and similarly, in business, people needed mentors to turn to for support when needed.
“It’s hard at times; you need to support each other,” she said.
Ms Trappitt started her business, Cherished Cherubs Babysitting, 15 years ago and won the people’s choice award at the District 32 SME Spectacular last year.
She said the company helped parents who did not have family to call on or were particular about the babysitter who cared for their children.
Suze Trappitt with daughters Josephine (6) and Riannon (10) and a baby she is fostering.www.communitypix.com.aud471588