I wasn't able to attend. I had to stay home even though I've always gone before, even though my team and I worked hard to earn a special training, even though many of my best friends were there without me. It was hard, really hard. I was sad and disappointed and maybe a little whiney. 🤷🏼♀️ So I looked at my team and we made the decision to improvise, not willing to miss out. But never in a million years did I ever expect to get to the end of that week feeling the way I did.
Being home with my local team, watching our convention virtually for three days in my living room, squealing at the announcements, tearing up at the speakers, taking mad notes in the classes...it took me back to why I do this. The people I am blessed to work with, along with the brand and company we represent, understand that after God, our families come first. The rest is all done with excellence and the commitment to innovation. And that just fills me to the BRIM and lights my ever-lovin' soul on fire.
I am surrounded by some of the most determined, grace-filled, smart, gritty, hilarious and God-loving women around. These are my people and being with them while watching our other sisters online and talking on FaceTime, reminded me just how much I love them all. It doesn't matter if we're stylin' in NOLA or sitting on my couch, we've got plans that are bigger and dreams that are scarier, that FOR REAL freak me out because they require a "me" that I’ve been discovering a loooong time. And what's become increasingly clear is that my job is to get the hell out of my own way.
I'm sure you've seen her: The woman who felt ashamed for being a single mom of six. The woman who played small because she was afraid to fail. The woman who didn’t think she could be a strong enough leader. That woman? SHE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE.
Because she's learned that she's waaaay smarter than she thought. And so are her friends. They know that business ownership has evolved. How we purchase things is changing. Employment looks radically different. David talks about the importance of being an innovator or an early adopter because if you wait too long, you're too late.
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