Elizabeth Lyons vividly remembers the day she sat down at the kitchen table and began writing her first book. She was 6 years old. She started with chapter 8 because starting from the very beginning seemed an awful lot of work. When she discovered that she couldn't write an entire book in a day, she quit. Because there were enough other proverbial fish to fry that taking more than 24 hours to complete one project seemed nothing short of absurd.
She invented her first game, Jakbat, at age 3. She wrote her first song (with the very original title "It's really a song") at age 10, and fully expects the newest boy band to pick it up any second. And she insists that she invented the battery-operated heat-generating ice scraper but sadly admits that she didn't run to the patent office fast enough. Lesson learned.
These days, Elizabeth is many things: mom, wife, friend, lunch maker, chauffeur, hostage negotiator, author, on-call plumber, tile layer, guitar student, window washer, product designer, and on and on. She is the author of Ready or Not...Here We Come! and Ready or Not...There We Go!, humorous, solutions-packed, tell-it-like-it-is guides to the first year and toddler years with twins. She is also the author of You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom.
One thing she is not is Superwoman.
She simply demands the right to do things her way--a way that often defies even the most creative imaginations--and she strives to inspire others to do things their way (once they figure out what their way is!).
So, what exactly is an inspirational entrepreneur anyway? Truth be told, it's a term Elizabeth's husband came up with to describe someone who not only is entrepreneurial based on what inspires her, but encourages, inspires, and motivates others to do the same.
Elizabeth lives in Arizona with her husband, five kids, two dogs, two fish, four barely surviving organic gardens, and whatever (or whomever) else has taken up residence with them in the last five minutes.
Please feel free to contact Elizabeth at author (at) elizabethlyons (dot) com. She would love to hear from you, and she prides herself on punctual responses. But if you send an e-mail between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., you'll have to wait a bit because those are the hours during which she either thinks about or actually engages in sleep, the latter of which is completely non-negotiable.