Sunday, January 19, 2014

What I'm doing...

I have decided to dive into my first ever Good Morning Girls Bible Study!
Oh this is what my little heart of hearts need this season.
I haven't even begun, but I already feel refreshed.
As thought this is exactly where I am supposed to be at this point in time.
For the first time in long time I feel relaxed and at ease.
A calmness has come over me that I have not felt in quite some time.
I am at peace.
This study is called Intentionally Focused.
That is definetly what I need more of in my life.
Being intentional?
Yes please.
Rearranging my focus?
I'll take some of that!
I want to make sure that I am being intentional in every aspect of my life and that my first and foremost focus is God.
It is a perfect match.
I want to be able to stand confident that I am weaving Him and His way into my life not just here and there but rather
I want to make sure that each and every day I am making my focus Him rather than earlthy people, possesions, and things.
I'll be sure to keep you updated along the way!

If you're participating in the bible study, please feel free to leave a comment letting me know-perhaps we can encourage one another along our journey:)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

On Decisions

Have you ever rushed into something?
Jumped to a conclusion you soon regretted?
Didn't jump at an opportunity that presented itself and  immediately realized it was the wrong choice?
I've been there...
In fact, I think we've all been there at some point.
This past year I really wanted to start making very carefully thought out decisions.
I was tired of making decisions on a whim and rushing into things.
So I made the conscious choice that before any decision was made I would pray about it.
I prayed over different choices and decisions for me and our family.
Whether is was a major investment, a huge life change, or a small decision-I've prayed over them all.
Before any final decision was made I took the time to really think over and pray over what was bothering me or what my options were.
And do you know what happned?
For the first time in a long time I've been really, really happy with the decisions I've made lately.
If I felt a nudging to do something-I did it.
If I felt a nudging to not do something-I didn't do it.
Simple as that!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

What I've been up to lately...

I wanted to fill you guys in on what I've been up to lately.  
For quite a few months now I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to generate more income for our family of 5.
I weighed my option of signing onto a company like Avon but knew I didn't want to have to sell 50 tubes of lipgloss for a mere $25.
I also thought about a few at home parties company  but again after thinking about it I knew I didn't really have much "extra" time each week, and I certainly didn't want to take away any time from my family.

Then it was almost like a tiny little miracle happened!
Talk about perfect timing! 
I received an email from my good friend Hanna who was so, so eager to let me know about this amazing business adventure she had just embarked on with Rodan + Fields. 
It was something about beauty products, and skin care.
Honestly, I hadn't done more than wash my face the past few years with Apricot scub so I tossed the email to the side because I knew NOTHING about skin care.
And sales?
Some of my worst childhood memories are of fundraising for various sports and organizations I belonged to, ha!
Remember I said something amazing happened?
Just then it did. 
The next few days and weeks following Hanna's original email, for some reason unbeknown to me, I wasn't able to get this idea she had planted out of my head!  
I can't explain it, but honestly it was am extremely strong nudging that I was supposed to be in this business!
Finally I wrote her back saying: I HAVE TO HEAR MORE!
She went on to tell me that......
Drs. Rodan and Fields are the same Stanford-trained doctors who created Proactiv. 
What they did for acne, they're now doing for aging skin. 
The products are clinical, dermatologist developed and guaranteed. 
They were formerly the number one clinical selling line at Nordstrom before they pulled from retail. 
Now the products are only available through consultants like me!

We have products for:
-Wrinkles, fine lines and enlarged pores
-Brown spots and sun spots
-Acne, blackheads, breakouts and post acne marks
-Sensitivity, redness and eczema

You can visit my website here!

A little background on me if you are just tuning in for the first time!
I'm an Insurance Agent by trade. 
 I'm also a wife and busy mom of three boys who works full time! 
 When I found out about Rodan and Fields I was looking for an oppourtunity to bring extra income to our family. 
 I wanted to give my family that extra boost of income to make life just a little more comfortable and carefree. 
 I knew I didn't want anything more than part time hours, and that I didn't want to sacrifice my "family time" anymore than I already was by working a full time job. 
 My friend, Hanna, recently contacted me about this amazing business she had just become a part of.  
I was impressed that Hanna was  able to stay home from her job as a critical care nurse with her 3 small children, while earning a steady income, and that she is able to set her own hours as well as the pace of her own success.
I have already been seen first hand just how BIG of a blessing this business is for our family!
I am blessed to say that last month thanks to R +F we had all the money we needed to pay down some bills, buy some last minute Christmas presents, and even enjoy a date night!
All of this was courtesy of Rodan + Fields :)
AND all of this was on 2 week's worth of pay!
I chose to be a part of this fantastic company because I knew the possibilities and opportunities were endless.  I knew that this company, myself, and the team I am building have the ability for unlimited success!!!
Contact me if you'd like to hear more about the business or if you are interested in our clinical skin care products!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Two Thousand and Fourteen

As I sat down last night-barely making it to midnight-whilst reading through everyone's resolutions I must say I felt a bit left out.
For the first year I had absolutely no desire to sit down and type out my "word" or my hopes for this New Year.
I tried!  I really did.
I willed my self as hard as I could to get in the New Year resolution spirit but just couldn't.
Hold the phone!!!
What the heck?
Is there something wrong with me?
Who doesn't have resolutions?
Who doesn't want to improve?
So I went to bed feeling a little bit let down-in myself.
Maybe I had reached that age where New Year's resolutions were out...
Then this morning it hit me.
I have all of that.
I have goals, dreams, passions, and plans.
And you better BET I am going to put them into action!
 I get the whole putting it out there for accountability thing-I really do, but I also know the flip side of NOT accomplishing or living out those resolutions to the fullest.
Those feelings of failure, defeat, and struggle.
THAT is what I don't want to get!
Aren't those the opposite feelings of why we made our resolutions in the first place?
That is what I am avoiding!
So that is my resolution this year:
no resolutions
Of course!  
Hard work?
You bet!
Turning my dreams for myself and my family into a reality?
But nothing written down, nothing in stone so that if I happen to change my mind, or need to head in a different direction, or change paths I can do that without feeling guilty!
It's a completely freeing feeling and I encourage you to do the same!