A single working mother provides her daughter with $5 on school days to buy school lunch. Her daughter one day decides to eat only breakfast and dinner and save her lunch money without telling her mom. She doesn't seem to be extremely hungry or feeling weak so she continues to save her lunch money while attending high school. Soon she has saved enough money to buy some beads, silver and crystals. She works in her spare time on making basic necklaces and bracelets adding her flare to give to her family and best friend as gifts. Her gifts are a big hit and others want to know where they can buy the jewelry. Encouraged, she spends most of her summer vacation and her spare time making necklaces, bracelets, rings and belts to sell at a few local craft fairs. She sells her inventory out at the first show. She is contacted by a buyer who commissions her to make 500 pieces to sell in local boutiques.
The keys to her initial success are:
Passion - following what she loves
Innovation - seeing lunch money as something other than food.
Goals - 1) to make gifts and 2) to sell at local fairs.
Adapting - responding to what is happening.
Risa is a transition coach who helps women design and achieve positive financial and personal goals. Visit - http://allwaysoptions.com
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