Treat Yo Self hits the headlines!
‘I want to make money for my siblings and for charity’ — meet Ireland’s youngest entrepreneurs who built their businesses in lockdown
Well what a time it has been around the Treat Yo Self headquarters lately. My Mam got a phone call from a journalist one day who asked would I be open to do an interview for the newspaper! I was so happy but I was really really nervous too. I was afraid I wouldn't know what to say or get my words confused. This happens sometimes when I get nervous. But my Dad reminded me how far we have come and all that we have done. He told me to just speak from my heart and that I am an expert on this journey and she wasn't going to ask me anything I didn't know, 'cause I know everything there is to know about my own business! And he was right, sometimes I forget to believe in myself but my Mam and Dad always remind me I can do anything I put my mind to. If I can believe it, I can achieve it. They tell me that every single day. Me and my brothers say it all the time. So on that day, I just needed to hear that and then I had the interview.
I was really proud of it when it came out in the newspaper. I told the man who came to take the pictures (FRANK MC GRATH)) that this was going to be third time I was in the newspaper and the first two times I was on the front page. I was so excited.
On the day it came out Dad went to the shop and picked up a few copies. It was cool to see me and my brothers and read what Tanya (Sweeny) had written about us. And I also liked reading about the other kids too. There are lots of kids in Ireland who have businesses and I think that we can inspire other kids to start their own and not be afraid, because if they can see us doing it, they will believe in themselves and think, I can too!
I just want to thank Tanya and Frank and the Irish Independent for this cool story about us in the paper.
Check the Irish Independent Out! 8th December 2020
' Four talented youngsters aged between eight and 15 reveal how their small businesses are booming in the run-up to Christmas'