Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcome to my Team!

I'm so happy to announce that there are 2 new consultants on my Mary Kay Team!

Welcome Kayla Brumbaugh and Brittany Brown!

I'm so excited to be building my team again. We'll be a proud Malibu driving team in no time! :)

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

...or 2 years! ha

A few years ago I was working my Mary Kay business the best that I knew how (which was lackluster at best). I thought I had all the answers and truly wasn't following Mary Kay Ash's plan. Fail.

After much success, I had a few setbacks and got discouraged. I took what we jokingly call a "Mary Kay vacation." I only bought product when I absolutely had to in order to remain in the company and was only selling to my mom, my sister, and a few close friends. Not only had I had disappointment, but I was working for the Federal Government and in a terrible work environment. I loved the people I worked with and the pay, but disliked the negativity, long mandatory hours, and the job itself.

Fast forward to November 2009. Vonda (my Director and good friend) asked me how I was feeling about coming back into Mary Kay and really doing the work. Out of the blue, I found myself saying, "Sure, when I get back from Australia." After I said those words, I realized how much I had missed it....the positivity, my friends, and the extra cash. While I was on my Australian adventure, I caught myself wondering if I could really do IT. You know...could I be a success? I started to doubt if I would truly return to MK, but I have only ever used the MK products and I truly believe that through this business, God has bigger plans for me. (I've always believed's been in my dreams since day 1 of becoming a consultant. And for you who don't know, I dream a lot, and my dreams typically come true. It's a little freaky.) When I got back from Oz, I had lunch with Vonda and we talked about the trip and all the crazy moments! :) Once again, before I had time to think, I found myself telling Vonda that I would attend a training coming up in January. Whew, my mouth is really getting me into trouble! I seem to be spewing information before I know what I've done! ha

That brings us to January 2010. WHIRLWIND month. I knew all the mistakes I'd made the first time around. I knew I had to be ready to get to work. So that's what I've been doing...working. I don't know how or when things will happen, I just know they will if I do everything I've been taught to do. So each day I do the "possible"...knowing that at the end of the year, something "impossible" will come to fruition.

I've been holding skin care parties and sharing the opportunity with everyone I know. [If I haven't badgered you...and you don't have a Mary Kay consultant...PLEASE contact me! I still have far too many open dates!! I promise we'll have fun! Right, Kayla & Angie? ;) ] It all started because ONE person said YES to me. Thank you Kayla! Because Kayla held a party, others started booking. Because Kayla said yes to the opportunity, others are following suit.

My theme for the year is commitment. When you are committed, providence moves.

I spent last weekend at a special Mary Kay training. It was a small group that got to spend personal time with our National Sales Director Linda Toupin. If you've never heard her speak, you are missing out! My first thought of her was..."how can I not love everything about a girl from southeastern KY that grew up on a dairy farm and in 4-H?" Being in Linda's space last weekend really changed how I think. Think Abundantly. Dream Big. Work Hard. Pray A LOT. It was eye opening because as mature as I've always been, it was pretty apparent (even to Linda who's known me since 2003 when I became a consultant) that I have truly grown up the past 2 years, more than I thought I had! haha There are no words to explain all that happened in the 9 hours or our group spent together, but trust me when I say it was life changing. Success.

You don't get motivated by sitting around waiting to be inspired. Action breeds motivation.

And if I have completely bored you to tears...thanks for reading along today! Good things are happening. No, strike that...GREAT things are happening. I love my Mary Kay business!

Have a wonderful day everyone!! :)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Hair

I totally forgot to mention this....yesterday I got a slightly new haircut. It's really the same as before, just flipping my hair out now (or gonna attempt it!). I like it though. We'll see how it goes. ha

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Monday, January 25, 2010

The End of January

I can't believe it's already the end of January! And here I am STILL writing '09 on everything! ha

It's been a busy full of new friendships, renewed friendships, and most importantly (to me) the restart of my Mary Kay business! I have traveled nearly 1,000 miles this month for Mary Kay. I wouldn't trade a moment!! I am loving it. :) I am still looking for people to host Mary Kay parties for me and just as important, women to join my team! Life is so good!

-When one is committed, providence moves!
-Do a little bit of the possible every day and at the end of the year, the impossible will happen!

I have much more to tell......ha....but I don't want to jump the gun, so you'll have to wait in suspense. (haha...I'm sure you could all care less!)

February is looking to be another busy month, and as my new friend Ashley (a MK Director) would say, "I love when my datebook is DIRTY!" hahahaha (aka...busy with appointments)

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saints, Boilers, Ponies! Oh my!

Woah boy! I absolutely LOVE sports days like today!

The Saints are playing right now! Go Drew! Yesterday was Drew's birthday, so hopefully he gets a win for his birthday present! :)

The Boilers are also playing today. They need to get it together and put another W in the books! ha

And last, but certainly not least, the Colts are playing tonight! Hopefully the guys aren't too rusty after not playing much this past month...

We'll be cheering all the guys on today from little ol' Osgood! :p Even Toby is joining in the fun...he has his favorites as well! ;)

On a side note, a big shout out to Kayla for hosting a Mary Kay party last night for me! It was great to meet her and her friends. :) I even got to see Justin for awhile and catch up with him. I was also very excited to meet their little boy, Jaden, and watch him perform his latest feat...WALKING! Adorable! Thanks guys! I had a wonderful evening and hope you did too! Remember, now that I know my way may get another visit or two! ha

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Change

Well, nothing like two new blog layouts in one night! ha I think this one will stick for a little while. We'll see....

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Trying another new look...not really loving it, but it'll do for now! ha

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

I don't wanna spend my whole life asking...

...what if I had given everything instead of going through the motions?

Today I attended a Mary Kay Training and this song was the closing of the program. Wow. So powerful. I am totally in love with this song and it has been on repeat for the past hour! Makes you think. Definitely is in line with how I've been feeling this year and why I've been grabbing up every opportunity presented to me, and why I'm charging ahead with the things I want to accomplish!

Watch the the lyrics below as you listen to the song. (The video is only important for the song, not the montage.)

The Motions by Matthew West
This might hurt
It’s not safe
But I know that I’ve gotta make a change
I don’t care
If I break
At least I’ll be feeling something
‘Cause just ok
Is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything?
Instead of going through the motions

No regrets
Not this time
I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love
Make me whole
I think I’m finally feeling something

Take me all the way
Take me all the way
Take me all the way

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

I cannot believe it is already the 4th day of the new year! Holy cow! I've been keeping busy...per usual! ha

I am back in the office every week for Matt and Jesse. (and they are quite thankful! ha) Now it's time to get their paperwork ready for the time! Luckily, I have my personal stuff ready to go except for my W2's.

Also, I have jumped feet first back into my Mary Kay career! I didn't realize how much I had missed this part of my life until I rejoined the ranks of my favorite people! On that note, I am looking for women to host Mary Kay parties for me! If you would be willing to have a party with your family/friends (I normally travel up to 3 hours away) or would be a Silent Hostess and collect orders from co-workers/family/friends without having a party...please let me know!! :) :)

MK Unit Christmas Party - me, Karen, Diane, SD Kim, Karen, DeVota (SD Vonda took the picture)

Alright....I better get off the computer and get back to work! The laundry won't move itself from washer to dryer and definitely doesn't fold itself! :p I also need to see what else I can accomplish on a few newsletters today.

Have a great week!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!


I hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and happy New Year! I can't believe it is already 2010. I am sure I did not accomplish much on last year's To Do list...haha Well, I think I had something on there about being more financially sound and I am proud to say that I did accomplish that! :) As for all the other items/resolutions, I would say most are back on the list for the new year. The other night I read my 2010 yearly horoscope (I always read my horoscope, mostly for fun) and I have to say that most of what I read deals with things I am hoping to accomplish, so we'll see what happens! ;)

Tonight was a quiet celebration for us. Mom, Jenna, and I had reservations at The Grub Co. for the NYE Steak & Seafood Buffet. YUM!!!! Of course we saw just about everyone we knew...haha...but it was good food. The rest of the evening, we have been sitting at home watching movies and drinking wine. I've also managed to fit in a few more hours of work. (yes, I know, it should be a crime! but that's what happens when you help with inventory every year for your mom's work place)

Jenna and I are still up...watching Comedy Central. ha Mom crashed about an hour ago! :p

Here's to all our hopes, dreams, and resolutions for 2010! *cheers*

Jen & I enjoying some wine and cheese

a little creeper, aka Toby, trying to get to the cheese! ha

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