How a young girl with no education formed her own business into a 22 million dollar enterprise and learned many lessons along the way. She shares"If I can do this, you can too."
The first step is always the hardest, except for that second step. The third step isn’t much easier. Pretty soon though you learn to run, and then you fall down because you ran too fast. You can pretty much count on getting hurt by running or falling down sometimes. The chances are that you will bump into other people along the way. They might skin their knee too when you unintentionally knock them off balance.
Don’t lose your honest self in the process of ownership. No matter how hard life gets, or how short you are on time, take precious seconds to be kind even when you are taking a firm stance.
Set boundaries and live within them. Make sure others know where the in-field is. Set new boundaries as you grow.
Remember that if a little girl with no formal education can succeed, then you can too.
Put your helmet on, buckle your seatbelt, and get your business going.
Lisa Reinicke is the majority holder of Our House Publications and author of 4 published children’s picture books for sale on Amazon and independent book stores. Lisa was honored with the Mom's Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence for her children's book "Wings and Feet in 2017. She is a storyteller and author of 35 children’s stories appearing on local TV shows, elementary schools, and bookstores. The stories have been published in 3 collective recordings for distribution for A Goodnight Sleep Company. She also produced online (virtual) training for service advisors and technicians. Lisa served as head writer and on-camera talent in the videos. Her books are entertaining yet focus on social issues that engage children and parents to discuss. Her four children were all uniquely different ranging from physical differences, adoption, and physiological disorders that lead her following experts in each field to help children overcome the stigma around being different.
Lisa passionately works raising money for charities that improve children’s lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I love going fast! I can remember going out on deserted roads to race my Barracuda when I was in high school. My foot was also heavy on highways, especially when there was no traffic.
On one trip through Wyoming, I got a speeding ticket going to Casper and then another fine in the same spot by the same policeman coming home.
I can hardly drive without speeding! Having a speed problem leads me not to want to drive so that I won't get a ticket!
What fun is driving, if I can't drive fast?
Often as humans, we let this kind of attitude affect our everyday life and prevent experiencing our full potential. If I can't speed, then I don't even want to drive. If I can't make money right away, then I don't want to start a business. If I have to work on the weekends, then I don't want the job. And so goes the lists of excuses.
To enjoy the experience of driving, I have to obey the rules, put in the effort, use self-control, and sacrifice my need for speed. The same is true of business. Heck, the same is true for anything in life.