Thursday, January 29, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Isn't snow lovely? Lying down, watching the snow fall outside the window- curled up next to a toasty fire.. crackling and popping. It is so peaceful, if you can find the time to sit and enjoy the the way the soft fluffy snow gracefully rests upon the pine tree branches... or the glistening icicles that hang from the branches or porch coverings.
The beauty spoken of is something to behold. That is, if you are curled up in your toasty abode.
But when inches of ice cover everything and thousands and thousands of locals are without power, it becomes a little less beautiful.
Life as we know it stops. Sturdy boots and lots of blankets must be kept close. Businesses, schools and the like take a break from life, as we know it.
Rescue workers no longer know how to handle the cries that are made.

State of emergency they say.
Couch surfing has become a temporary luxury.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Staying on top of the game...

I have never thought of myself as much of a salesperson. In fact, I have always been quite shy and have struggled with anxiety and lack of assertiveness. Watching other salespeople in action though, has always sort of inspired me- for some reason. Honestly, I've never thought of sales, or anything of that manor, to be any sort of a calling for me... I'm a science nerd at heart. That is what fascinates me! That and math... I have always enjoyed a good mathematical challenge.
So, maybe th
at's it! Maybe that is the magic behind it that has drawn me in. The challenge! I do love problem solving; I love to sit and "think of a better way" or just ponder ideas to stay on top of the game.
I'm full of ideas. Sometimes that darn shyness though... it puts a damper on the ideas. If only I were brave and courageous! You know, a real go-getter.
Then I could really be something. If only I were dynamic... and charismatic.... nearly bursting at the seams with knowledge and just as smooth and charming as can be. If only....
Sometimes thoughts like those pop into my head too- tainting the wonderful ideas. I think that's what keeps me from staying on top of the game. Those thoughts- focusing on what I am not or what I should be- are poison to success, I guess. But how do I put those thoughts aside? How do I tell the anxiety that I want nothing more to do with it?
I suppose most people who are so fresh to the sales world experience similar frustrations- or maybe not. Maybe everyone else out there doing this has an in-born burning drive and sparkling personality that makes them effortlessly "kill it" in the sales world. Maybe. But I doubt it.
Perseverance. I think that's the answer... but of course behind prayer. I think that I just have to let go and trust that it will all fall into place. I think that I've got to continue in my research and preparation- persevere. I think I have to be so convincing that I actually convince myself that I will "kill it"... one day.
With all tears and negative thoughts aside, I am going to press on- persevere. I am going to stay on top of this game.

*cue the victory music*

Monday, January 12, 2009

The website and some lovely examples....

Hey... here's an example of the things that our artisans create!

Forgot to include this... my website :::

Check out the beautiful handmade stuff!!!

Calling all Work At Home Moms!!

Hi! I'm Leigh-Anna and I'm a work at home mom trying to survive in this dreaded economy. I decided back in November that I had to find something because with me being a student and a busy toddler's mommy, I didn't have the time to commit to a regular hourly job.

Plus, I really wanted something a little more exciting. I searched and searched on the internet and most of what I found seemed really quite scammy! So, I continued to think on this and evaluate the different companies that I was finding- which
kind of seemed okay.
I thought long and hard about what exactly I was looking for. I knew I had to find something that
could sell, despite the economy. I had to think practically- people don't need more clutter.. they only need so much make-up or toys. Plus, I didn't want something that everyone was super familiar with- like Pampered Chef or Mary Kay (sorry sis!). I wanted something new and interesting. I knew that I wanted a company that I could believe in. I wanted something that I would feel good being a part of.
Then, by the grace of God, I found Jolica and I soon after knew I had found my fit. The core of Jolica is supporting artisans and helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
They provide beautiful handcrafted (no factory made stuff here) jewelry, scarves, purses, wallets and jewelry boxes. All items are made by people in Chile, Thailand, Nepal, India, etcetera and all of the items carry on the tradition of their villages craft making. It is truly something to see!!
They also have a foundation program that donates money to people in Tanzania and Afghanistan
and they had the best commission out of any home sales company I found.
The more I read, the better it got!!

If you would like to be a part of this, then you can go to my website and see what they have to offer. Starting up with Jolica only costs
$25 or there is plenty of jewelry around (and under) $20! This is the perfect opportunity for stay at home moms!! I'm so glad I found it!