Lately, all I read is advice on how to start your own business, how to dream big, how to be a success.
Although I like all the inspiration, I have issues with all this narrative.
What about someone who doesn’t want to start their own business?
What about those who feel like failures by reading all those articles?
Well, I am here to tell you that it’s OK to be exactly who you are and who you want to be.
Imagine a world where everyone is a business owner…who would then fill the positions needed?
Imagine a world where everyone is a CEO… who would then create a team under the CEO?
There are VERY SPECIAL people out there, who love what they do and do not aspire to own a business, but instead are happy with offering their expertise to the company they work for.

BE YOURSELF and don’t fret about everything you read.
Each of us has a role to play in this life, and it’s totally fine.
No labels, no criticism, no judgment is allowed for another’s life choices.
Rejoice for who you are and celebrate every single day!


  • Mariella Stockmal

    Operations & Risk Management Executive

    I combine many years of experience and strategy to create results across various functions from eCommerce, Finance, Operations, and Risk. Skills and Experience: * Operations & Office Management * Finance, Fraud Management and Safety Measures creation to protect brands and companies. * Claims, Disputes and Chargebacks (Vantiv, Braintree, Ethoca, PayPal, Shopify, Global Collect, Adyen etc.) * QuickBooks and Bookkeeping * Policy Creation specific to an organization’s goals * Ability to solve problems * Desire to learn new things * Passion and adaptability * Slack, Zoom, G-Suite, and other office/business software * Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. * Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels * Word, Excel, Google Drive, Social Media * Fully equipped home office for remote work assignments * Languages: Greek, German, English, conversational French and Italian Job History: Owner at Business And Risk Management Jan 2018 – Current Blog about Business, Risk, Finance and Fraud Protection. Risk Manager, TrackR September 2015, January 2018 Protected the company from fraud and unauthorized transactions. Brought chargeback rate down from 17% to 0.3%. Also worked with QuickBooks online doing reconciliations and entering data. Chargebacks – Claims Manager, FastSpring December 2011 – September 2015, Santa Barbara, CA Worked closely with co-founders, managed Fraud and Chargebacks, and worked with QuickBooks. Created policies, updated back end to portray proper sales/refunds. COO, Music Education - Music Performance Risk Management and Policy Creation, Financial management. Operations Manager at Santa Barbara International Film Festival Office Operations Management, policy implementation. COO, D. Kallonas & Son. Ltd. Policy creation, overall Company operations, international travel and finance