Women of Worth – Lara Pieper
OWNER, BLOOM BOOKKEEPING
HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR SELF-WORTH?
I measure my self-worth on my ability to create the life I want for my three boys and myself. I am independent, self-sufficient, and have a flexible schedule, all things that bring value to my life.
WHAT SOCIAL ISSUES ARE CURRENTLY MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Wage discrimination. Being paid less because of gender, race, etc., regardless of education or work experience, is ridiculous and it’s time it ends.
HOW DO YOU EFFECTIVELY INFLUENCE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
I set an example of someone going after their dreams, part of which was starting Bloom Bookkeeping. But I am also an example of someone who is creating the life she wants and not letting much get in the way.
WHAT CONCERNS DO YOU HARBOR THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW?
One of my biggest concerns is losing the flexibility over my schedule. I am a single mom and couldn’t be everywhere my boys need me to be if I were punching a clock like I did before. However, this fear gives me the boost I need to make sure I am continually doing best by my clients and fostering relationships that are important in my life.
HAVE YOU HAD CHALLENGES OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM?
Absolutely! Dealing with numbers causes a great deal of focus on details and perfectionism. I have the experience to know when things need to be figured out and other times when to let it go.
WHAT CHARACTER QUALITIES MATTER THE MOST TO YOU?
Kindness and honesty.