Helping people reach their financial goals was not something Loretta Williams ever thought she’d do as a career. Numbers were not her thing! She intended to be an English teacher. But in college, she had to make the numbers work because she was paying cash for that education. Even working three jobs wasn’t always enough and she had to stop attending classes at one point and focus on work. Her son was born while she was out of school and Loretta says she could have been among the many college students who drop out and never go back because life happens.
“But one day I told my infant son that I would get my master’s degree before he went to first grade. That was my promise to him. I said, ‘I cannot encourage my son to go to school to get his master’s degree—or any degree—if I have not done that myself.’ He’s a newborn, I’m looking at him, making this promise. He doesn’t even know what I’m saying! But I’m like, ‘When he goes to first grade, I will have my master’s degree.’” And she did. Transferring from community college to Colorado Technical University, she earned her degree in business administration with a concentration in management and entrepreneurship. She’d had entrepreneurial models in her life: Her great-grandfather started a BBQ restaurant, Lee’s Texas-Style Barbecue, that had become well known in Detroit; she saw her mother working hard at that restaurant and then renovating the first floor of their house to launch a daycare business. She knew the benefits of working for herself but it wasn’t until she took those business and finance classes that she came to understand how she would help people.
“I had the education and the certifications and I thought about how I could contribute, how could I use what I’d learned through life and education to help my community,” she says. “And I remembered the moms I came in contact with when I was making $18,000 or less a year. And I realized, ‘Okay, I can help people with my organizational skills.’ I love finances, I love to save, I love to budget. So that’s what I started actively working toward. Basically, we help individuals reach their financial goals. We provide them a step-by-step plan, whether your goal is taking two vacations a year, buying a car, or increasing your credit score.”
Read much more of Loretta’s story, including how she stays focused and her biggest financial tip, in the inspiring new book Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” The book collects 16 interviews with moms who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic—and other obstacles—by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach, and while every story is unique, there is creativity and perseverance at the core of each one.
Contact Loretta through her website www.lpconsultingsolutions.com or on Instagram @beautyboss313 and on Facebook, where her page is LP Consulting Solutions. You can also learn more about her at https://bossupbestseller.com/Loretta Williams, where you can find a link to Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And don’t miss all the dynamic and supportive women from the Women Who Boss Up book series who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Women Who Boss Up Summit!
Details and registration are at www.womenbossupsummit.com
About Women with Vision International
Women with Vision International aims to inspire, uplift, and empower women everywhere to never give up their dream of living their life on purpose. We gather dynamic, entrepreneurial women who are making a difference and changing people’s lives to spark conversation around the topics that impact us all such as building their businesses, fundraising, and balancing their work and their families.
About Tam Luc
Tam Luc is an international bestselling author and the founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, stress, and struggles of balancing her life to help women grow their businesses. After 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is able to help women leverage their messages and create the lifestyle they want through her unique book messaging strategies.
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