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A Desktop Statue of a Hindu Deity Gives This Founder Daily Inspiration

The gift from his mother helps beverage entrepreneur Anshuman Vohra fight for success.

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This story appears in the April 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Many parents encourage their children to become entrepreneurs. Mine did the opposite. But in an unlikely way, we took this journey together -- and the person who once seemed most apprehensive about my career choice would come through with the greatest support precisely when I needed it.

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This figurine, a gift from Vohra's mom, reminds him to keep pushing forward.

This conflict was baked into my upbringing. While I come from a very traditional Indian family, my father was a career diplomat, and so we moved roughly every three years, living in places like Nigeria, India, and Vietnam before settling in the U.S. for high school. Because of this, I always felt at a crossroads between my family’s values and the multitude of other cultures I experienced.

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