Sunshine into the Lives of Others: The Inspiring Life Story of Beth L. Tielke

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." – James Matthew Barrie

Crisp in the Fall: Beth Tielke Shares Memories of her 40’s and 50’s

This is the third in a series of life story interviews with Beth Tielke who always brings “sunshine into the lives of others”. In terms of this memoir-style blog’s theme, as Beth’s story unfolds in our interviews, I’ve labeled the third 20 years of her life as “Autumn.” In this conversation, we focus on the season of autumn–Beth’s memories of her 40’s and 50’s. I opened with this quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby:

I selected that quote to open with because it seems as if during this period of Grandma Beth’s life—ages 41-60—that life, in a sense, did start all over again because she reinvented herself as a self-employed business woman, built a primary business that gave her the opportunity to employ family members, and got more and more exposure to chances to live out her passion of making a difference in other peoples’ lives!

I was so excited to discuss this chapter of Grandma’s life with her (and now to share it with you), because this is the chapter in which she made significant changes that positively impacted everyone around her!

Press play below to hear our sunshine Beth’s detailed account of the businesses she started and the knowledge she gleaned along the way, as well as the skills and abilities she thinks an entrepreneur must have in order to be successful!

For convenience, feel free to download it for future playback on your computer or download it on your mobile phone to listen to it on iTunes or another music player. 🙂

I leave you with this positive suggestion:

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

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It Gets Crisp in the Fall

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” I’m looking forward to the third interview with Grandma Beth Tielke–the “autumn” interview–in which we get to learn all about her self-taught business savvy! I thought that quote about fall was fitting because it seems as if during the “autumn” period of Grandma Beth’s life—ages 41-60—that life, in a sense, did start all over again because after decades of being a dairy farmer milking cows each day, she reinvented herself as a self-employed business woman, built a primary business that gave her the opportunity to employ family members and got more and more exposure with chances to live out her passion of making a difference in other peoples’ lives!

As most of this audience knows, the Tielke’s opened a deli which they parlayed into a sandwich business named “Tielke’s Sandwiches”. Some of the most popular sandwiches can be seen below. For more details on this and her other business ventures, you’ll just have to stay tuned for the next interview! 🙂

Tielke's Sandwiches Logo

Tielke’s Sandwiches Logo

Tielke's Sandwiches

Tielke’s Sandwiches

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