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 just watched Cool Runnings, about the Jamaican Bobsled team. I love John Candy. One quote from the movie that I cannot forget is, " Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without one, you'll never be enough with one."
So many times in our business careers we strive to be the winner. We want the medal. We take the curves too fast.
I remember when there was even a hint that another company might come up with something faster than us-I would get heart palpitations.
Those are the times that I wanted to take the curve way too fast.
Luckily, we had a great management team that was in the bobsled with me, reminding me to slow down on the curves.Strive for the gold medal but be enough without one too.
Buckle Up for Business Success
Six teenagers packed into a stick shift VW Bug were laughing, shouting, and having a great adventure. As I turned the wheel, we tipped over onto the side as the car took the curve. It was almost a soft tip, not even doing much damage to the Beetle. With no one hurt, the laughing started up again as we all gathered around to set the small Bug back up on its wheels. As we were about to get rolling, the police showed up. They were quick to issue tickets to each of us.