Keep going and do your best.

That is all my wise old grandfather used to tell my mother and father and then us when we were all struggling to make ends meet and trying to make something good for ourselves. It is still not easy to make a decent living in Maui, but there are still good things happening for those who want them to happen.

This blog is my serialized short story on becoming a self-employed woman. It is my story on my own rise from obscurity to entrepreneurial stardom. Well, it’s not quite Hollywood but it is Maui. So, I’ll be chatting to you about my personal travails in and around Maui but mainly, I’ll be doing my best to reach out to as many as possible in the global village. I really want to be an active member of this village. I have my own laptop, I have a dongle now, and I have an internet connection to make things work in my favor.

Let me briefly tell you what the main content of forward looking posts is likely to look like. I am hoping to be having a talk about business in Maui, but if that’s not possible, I’ll be winging my way across the world and talking about business in general. What I’m doing here, really, is setting the scene for us to start thinking quite seriously about starting up our own businesses because ladies, and gentlemen, this is the way of the world for the foreseeable future. The sooner you get on board the better for you, and I hope you enjoy the ride.

My name is Lima, by the way.

I hope you will enjoy each and every post I put before your eyes, as though you were sitting down to a typical Mauian food feast. Who knows, I can’t right now, perhaps we’ll be blending the conversations and inspirational pepping on entrepreneurship goal-setting with food and cooking. We’ll have to wait and see.  Anyway, because I am now getting the hang of all of this, I must just tell you about what it means to be a working mother and what it may take to become one. I have some experience of this now, so look forward to a few tips which I hope is more inspirational (and motivational) than anything else.

We need to go for a ride elsewhere and see how some of the world’s great entrepreneurs have pulled it off. Let’s see if I can pull such a post off for you. In the meantime, more motivation and hopefully, inspiration too, on leadership. This is something best required in an entrepreneurship role which brings more than one working mom to the cooking table. I’ll do my best to give you some posts on Maui backgrounds and history. I’ll try and see how things are going in the local business environment. Again, if I do not get very far, we’ll be jetting off.

Let me tell you, becoming a fulltime entrepreneur with other domestic responsibilities to take care of is not for the faint of heart. But we all deserve a chance in life and I wholeheartedly encourage you all to give it a try. It takes work but it’s worth it.