Do you know how special you are? How often do you celebrate your phenomenal abilities? I am a great woman with a history of women who worked hard, made no excuses, wasn’t perfect but lived life to the fullest. I realized that Saturday evening after my Open House for my new Silpada Designs business. My up line manager Debbie, came to my home with her 12 year old daughter to help me with my open house. She brought all her jewelry and was so excited and positive the whole afternoon. We set up all the jewelry on my dining room table, the little open area that connects the kitchen and dining room and a card table that I had.
While we waited for my invited guest, Debbie and I talked and shared our worlds with one another. Both of us have 12 year old daughters, and they hit it off from the moment they were introduced to each other. We acted like old friends, looking at jewelry, putting it on, talking, and having fun. Two hours later, no guests but you know what? We had a ball, seriously. I felt guilty that she spent her afternoon and no one showed up. I didn’t feel bad, I was very surprised. I thought I would be mad that I invited people and no one showed up. I had a phone call and she sounded like she was coming, but no show. I didn’t spend a lot on food, had some veggies and dip, cheese sticks and artichoke parmesan dip, cookies and drinks.
I was surprisingly optimistic in my thinking, it will happen I told myself. I just need one person to have a party. I’ve set small expectations for the beginning, one party a week, one contact at a time. One other thing I won’t allow to get into my head is spending someone’s money, because we afford what we want. My old managers at AT&T would be proud of me, because I used to hate selling phone service and features to people that didn’t need or want it, but I had to offer it.
That evening, I sat and talked to my husband about how the event went. He was very supportive and told me I may have to reach out to people I don’t know. We were on the same page, because that’s exactly what I thought too. I so appreciated the way Debbie graciously gave up her afternoon for the sake of my new business, spent time to get to know me and my children. That’s how you build beautiful friendships, one person at a time. I realized that we were phenomenal women, and nothing will stop me or you from being successful at whatever we decide to do. Surround yourself with wonderful people, build relationships and shine! Divatude Challenge 2013 in full effect, watch me!
I had to share this with you all, it’s so uplifting and Maya Angelou recites it with so much confidence and love! Enjoy!