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.
Dale Earnhardt once said, "The winner ain't the one with the fastest car, it's the one that refused to lose."
What that has meant to me in business is "hold on for the ride."
Your company may not be at the top of the industry, but if you refuse to lose- then you can be the winner.
Refusing to lose means that you are in for a wild ride, so you need to stay "buckled in." The twists and turns will toss you about like a tumbleweed on the open prairie.
Going for broke, will reduce you to tears, have you eating beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and feeling like a failure.
Because you don't have the fastest car, you will push the limits of your capabilities to win.
How can you cut corners, or take advantage of the straight-a-ways, will be your ticket to winning. This is where the screaming comes in to play!!
Not having the fastest car compares with not having all the money you need to buy essentials for your business. If you remember Dale's words, then you can focus on the win. Don't focus on what you don't have that might keep you from winning.
Look to your ability-your drive- and your determination to get the job done and win.
Buckle Up for Business Success
Lesson Learned: Race drivers have to trust their vehicle and their skills, but keep their seatbelt fastened for safety in the adventure of the race.