Set a goal and make a plan


Set a goal and make a plan


Meet Therese(8) and Seromi (6). They are sisters as well as business partners.  They agree to share the profits and losses. Seromi trusts her sister who is really good at decorating and making. And Therese believes that her sister will use her charm to solicit customers and serve well. Just like many of you, they like to play outdoors and watch fun Netflix shows. Especially, Therese love arts and crafts. Therese will be working on decorating a stand. You will see some of her adorable paintings alongside. Seromi has so many BFFs. She has often hard time working on her birthday friends list.  You will see Seromi greeting people and serving them.

Therese and Seromi are building and starting a lemonade stand from scratch and with little as $40, their allowances from grandparents. 

Set Goals 

there are three parts of it; spending(what you want to spend your money on), saving( for the future or unexpected things), and giving (making a donation to charity)  

Therese and Seromi both decide that they want to buy IPods for themselves, which cost about  $200 each, save another $200 for the future and make a $200 donation to a local charity of their choice. So, they need to make  a total of $800 profit. 


Make a plan  




Since Therese and Seromi agree to work together, they are learning to collaborate along the way. To have a profitable stand, they have decided to set up their stand at Seneca park in Louisville, where they can find thirsty people. 

They had their first meeting at a local Starbucks. The reality is they were much more productive in the car while commuting to school.  




They also ask public opinion on social media to nail down on their selection. 



Therese and Seromi go ahead with Seneca park which got the most votes and discuss how to ask permission from business owners for their stand locations. 

This is how their lemonade stand, Cool Lemon Tree is born.  


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”if I knew earlier...” - Warren Buffett






When life gives you lemons, squeeze...

Every summer, my daughters always look forward to creating a lemonade stand. This year, 2018, I signed them up for the Lemonade Day Louisville program, which teaches the kids value of hard work, entrepreneurship, and creativity.  

My kids hear me often saying, “we can’t afford that right now.” Yes, sometimes, the kids think that money grows on the tree. If having pricey/ extra items is one of their goals, I tell my daughters that they need to earn and work towards achieving them. And there is a blueprint for that. My daughters and I are very excited to ride these waves together. 

We are going to do it right from scretch.  




 (my kids’ very first lemonade stand in front of our house in 2015)



Here we are at the lemonade day Louisville kick-off 2018.





We can’t hide our excitement. We are super excited to meet other motivated, kid entrepreneurs who are willing toshare their journey with others.  

My daughters are taking one step closer to owning their lemonade stand.  

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This is my personal story.


This is my personal story.


Most people that I know did not  recognize that I stopped making paintings while I was in art school.

My art work was open to criticism and scrutiny. I spent my college life defending my work and trying to shield myself from a harsh critique ( maybe it was my defensive mechanism ). What if I failed. How could I pick myself up? I was tired, exhausted, and lonely. No one talked about the failures. I couldn’t fully enjoy the creative process of art-making. And I did know if I could get compensated for the time and energy I spent on my work.


Theses are the photographs of my old artwork and old studio. As I look back, I am reminded that I need to stay close to my roots. They have become a fond memory now that I see the value. They have been forgotten so long. It was a part of me.
I can no longer lose the spark that makes me.