Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Hive Member Spotlight - Sue Giskaas - Great Falls, MT

Well, golly, I can't help but feel welcome. I am married, for 24 years now, we have two boys, Matt 23, and Eric, 22. My husband is full time with the Montana Air National Guard, and so are both our boys. I organize three craft shows during the year. I volunteer with the 120th Family Readiness Group, it's an organization that helps our military families stay connected and find help when needed.

I have been self-employed for 23 years now, I have done many things and sometimes had two and three businesses going at one time. I live in Great Falls, Montana, but am originally an Air Force brat. I have moved often in my life but consider Texas my original home and Montana my first home.

My birthday is September 19, and I am 45 years old (but still feel like I'm 18). I am a type 1 diabetic which has only made me stronger, more thankful, and more eager to life to the fullest, I have done a lot of things in my life and plan to do a whole lot more. UB caught my eye because it sounded like a good business venture. I had just heard a friend say she has been searching for years for her "signature scent", and I thought it might be time to try something new and totally fun for a change.

I haven't really talked to my friends and family about this yet, but I can guarantee they will be behind me. When I took the personality test I was 25 % leafy, 25% woodsy and then a real mix of everything else, and yes I think I agree with the results for the most part.

I'm not sure where I would see myself in a year in this company. I would like to get it going first and then start setting realistic goals for myself. First a monthly goal, then maybe a six month plan, then we'll take a look at a year. I think the one personality trait that I have that will help me succeed in this business is the fact that I am a self-starter.

I can work at home and really work for 8 hours, then shut the door and go home (or upstairs). I have a good business sense, I take the time to educate myself in areas I may be weak, and I know for a fact I don't have all the answers.

I'm excited to be joining the team and I look forward to working with everyone. I have attached a picture of my whole family since without them, I'm not me! This picture was taken when we were awarded the National Military Family Award, I'm very proud of all my guys.
Thanks for all the welcomes, this is going to be a great ride!
Shawna's Fun Question:
If you were a "candy" what would you be?
Well, let's see, the candy would probably be the Atomic Fireball, not only my favorite candy but fits my personality too.

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.


UB SoCal said...

Hi Sue...Welcome to the Hive! "Atomic Fireball" in the hive!!! You're going to fit right in!


urbanbotanic90245 said...
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urbanbotanic90245 said...

Welcome again Sue!

I know you will enjoy our little group as much as I do, they are a very supportive bunch!


Kelsey aka MamaSpice said...

Welcome Sue! I'm glad to see Montana in the buzz now! :)

- Kelsey

UB Queen Bee said...

So glad to have Montana on the map Sue! You're a great addition!