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Making New Friends

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to meet in real life someone I’ve “known” on Facebook for several months. Her name is Windy, and we had a blast!

We met in a Facebook group called The Socialite Suite. If you are in direct sales, I highly encourage you to check it out. I’ll include links at the end of the post. 

A few weeks ago, Windy visited the Red Lobster with her mom. She Periscoped her love of all you can eat shrimp and the biscuits. I commented that I’d never been to a Red Lobster. So began the plans to indoctorinate me. 

Last night, she Periscoped my first bite. I confess to laughing so hard it was hard to eat! Ok, the biscuit was pretty darn good. The waitress pressured the kitchen to make a perfect batch for us, and they did well. (By the way, the waitress was probably one of the best and most entertaining I’ve ever met.)We of course ordered the all you can eat shrimp, and we didn’t totally overdo it. We talked and laughed and cried and got to know each other better. We discovered a number of things we share in common. It was a really fun evening. It’s so strange to meet someone in real life when you already kinda know them!

Upon leaving, Windy shared her catalog with me. I of course did NOT have one in my bag, as alas, I am the worst consultant ever!  I plan to mail her one 😉 (I did find some in my car, and my purse is restocked now.)

You can learn more about my new pal Windy at www.windyscharmedlife.com She is an Oragami Owl consultant (her jewelry totally rocked!) Check out the cool lockets, let her tell your story. Tell her I said hi. 

If you want to know how to do direct sales without being spammy or how to become an amazing blogger, check out www.sassysuite.com There you will find info on how to do direct sales with heart and without being that obnoxious direct seller that makes you hide every time you see them. There also an awesome Facebook group you can join. 

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Learning To Be Me

I told a friend this morning that I am, philosophically, a changed person these days. At the moment I was able to get up from the floor of the garage after the ladder incident, I developed a new outlook on life.

I focus my energy on the good rather than all the negative that swirls around us. That’s a big shift. That’s not to say I don’t get sucked in from time to time. I’m human afterall. But I try.

Doing so has brought about an odd sense of underlying calm. Most of the time 😉  I’ve gained the ability to view challenging situations less emotionally than before. It’s a whole new thing for me, and I rather like it!

I’ve also learned to be more “me”, to lower the proverbial wall a bit and let folks get to know me a little better. Yup, I’ve got a wall. In fact, a former boyfriend once told me that the brick wall I live behind makes it hard for people to get to know the real me. Maybe a few of those bricks are falling away?

I tend to have three different versions of me that the world sees:
Professional Me

Family Me

Friends Me

I’m slowly learning to meld them together. It’s not always easy. I have found that being more “me” in my professional world brings wonderful rewards. I never expected that.

I used to freak when my worlds would collide. Now I allow a bit of grey area. To my surprise, it’s less exhausting that way!  Who knew? Former boyfriend was onto something. Too bad I was too young to listen back in the day. Well, that’s ok.

I am who I am today thanks to my yesterdays.
Be generous. Be kind. Be genuine. Be all of this in all that you do. You’ll be surprised how rewarding it is to simply be you!