Success is no stranger to Rietzsch, a keynote speaker at the Women’s Expo at the Davis Applied Technology College, Saturday.
She is a “nationally acclaimed author”, motivational speaker, songwriter, and inventor.
However, she said her most fulfilling accomplishment is that of being a wife to a loving husband for over eight years and a mother to two small children.
“I have the best of both worlds…I am not a millionaire, but I am rich in so many other ways.” said Rietzsch.
Lindsey Rietzsch loves to talk about relationships and how growing up in a single-parent household inspired her to write her book, “How To Date Your Spouse.”
Her book is written in a fun and light hearted manner, which reminds readers that even after marriage, spouses still need to court their spouses and that it is important to keep creating special moments together.
At the Expo, Rietzsch spoke about how at a young age she learned to “take control of her life.” For the last couple of years she has followed an 11 step formula which has helped her reach her goals.
Prioritization is the first step to Rietzsch’s formula. She explains how we need to work on the right goals at the right time. We need to “determine what sacrifices need to be made to achieve our goals and if those sacrifices are worth making.” she explained.
Determining your motivation for achieving the goal and being able to “see it” are the second and third steps. “If you can’t see it (your goal) you will forget about it.” said Rietzsch.
Believing in yourself with your whole heart and having faith that you can accomplish your goals is the fourth step in the formula.
Next you need to “plan it,” and then commit to what you planned. The seventh step to the formula is to take a course of action.
Rietzsch explains that you can’t wait for someone to bring you happiness, “If we are just waiting and wishing, what are our chances of succeeding?” she asks.
Moderation is the eighth step in Rietzsch’s formula and patience is the ninth.
She learned patience when she faced 25 rejections before her book was finally published. The 10th step to the formula for success is endurance. “You can’t sit back and watch your life go by.” said Rietzsch, “you need to endure it.”
Finally the last step in her formula is to find value in your failures. “It is normal to fail, it is not normal to be perfect in everything you do,” Rietzsch said. If you always look at the value in your failures, you will look forward to failing sometimes, she added.
How each of us defines success will determine how successful we will be, she said, adding that she feels extremely blessed so far in her life.
“It doesn’t matter at the end of the day how many books I have published but that my children and husband know I love them.”