Marissa Goldstein of Rafi Nova started her company to share her family’s adventurous spirit of travel. I was introduced to Marissa through a friend and was instantly amazed by her story. Marissa not only started her own company, but she has TWO sets of twins. [insert mind-blowing emoji here]. She is so impressive as a mom and an entrepreneur. I had the opportunity to interview Marissa about Rafi Nova and instantly found her personality and attitude infectious. She has a wonderful ability to roll with the punches.
We’ve also had the opportunity to try her masks and they’ve become our go-tos! It’s funny because we each love a different style of mask. Matt’s favorite is the element mask, my favorite is the performance mask, Emmie’s favorite (and only mask she’ll keep on) are these everyday organic masks. Since she’s traveled so much in Asia, Marissa already knew what made a good mask going into the pandemic. In fact, she quickly pivoted her travel business to fit the need.
1. Tell me about life with 2 sets of twins
One word: Chaos. It’s crazy and challenging but all that aside, it’s fun and there is always so much love and energy in our home. There’s a lot of patience and coordination involved, but I can honestly say that there is never a dull moment!
2. When did you start your business? Tell me about Rafi & Twins on the Go x2!
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3. What’s your vision for Twins on the Go x2?
4. What advice would you give to someone just starting their business?
Make products or provide a service that solves problems and improve communities
Don’t focus on perfection — just start.
Embrace and confront uncertainty
Take risks you can stomach, be reactive and be able to shift direction when necessary.
Stay humble — remember that nothing is ever as bad as it seems and nothing is ever as good as it seems.
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.