Growing up, I was raised in a modest blue collar household. My father, a carpenter, has always had a curiosity for trying new hobbies to grow and develop his skills. From beekeeping to hunting or fishing, he would pitch these seemingly absurd hobbies to our family. My mother would chuckle and then proceed to make sure that the simple activity turned into a family event full of growth and excitement. These adventures taught us hard work, ethics and most of all about patience.
Patience has always been my Achilles heel. When younger, I would often become frustrated with results in school for the amount of studying invested in comparison to the other students. I wanted instant results from the work that was putting in. In response to these frustrations my father being a carpenter would say, “Skyscrapers don’t appear in an instant, they need to be built one floor at a time.”
My dad never wanted his children to use their hands every day to come home battered and tired as he did. He preferred that we save our bodies and put our minds to use instead. In order to do this, he worked his tail off to help send me to college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Now studying Entrepreneurship and Communication, my dream is to use what I’ve learned to help individuals and business owners achieve their dreams. Currently, I'm able to do this through my company as well as the variety of student organizations that I am involved with at the UWW campus.
It's a magical world full of adventure and excitement. Let's get to work building your skyscraper of success, one floor at a time.