Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Golly!!! Where Did the Time Go?

I'm embarrassed! I can't believe its been since December 7th since I actually logged on to my blog! I have had the best intentions of getting on, because I truly have so much to say....and yes, I still head up to my studio on a daily basis...just actually getting it here is the issue...with that being said...I truly apologize for my slackness....

On Christmas Eve, I turned 40.....oh, how I anxiously awaited the day! This year is going to be so incredible for me....I feel it in my bones :)!!!! I don't know why I am so excited about being 40....most people would cry...but oh no...not this girl! I'm psyched!!! Hold on for the ride!
Speaking of the New Year....

A friend of mine gifted me with this little plaque that read...."She Believed She Could, So She Did"......WOW! Talk about powerful words! I think...actually I am certainly that these will be my words to live by this year.....imagine what could happen for you if you just believed that you could do things and actually set out to do them....no more giving an ear to that tiny, nasty voice in your head....but believing, honestly believing in yourself. Imagine the possibilities!!!
Oh, this promises to be an exciting year....I hope you feel the same.
Happy New Year!!! Lets begin....right now....with making the most of it!!!
Until next time....and I promise not to stay away so long again,
Ophelia

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lets Back Up a Bit...

Good Monday Morning....UGH!! Where does the weekend go these days...

Busy, busy times for everyone it seems...and with a blur, its back to another work week.

I wanted to back up a bit ---as I promised last month that I would share more of my Art of the Carolina's experience.... an experience which is still fresh in my head and heart....these artists were just so giving...of their time, talents, themselves.

My favorite thing to do is just walk around the show floor and talk to the artists in each booth as they paint or demo something and pick their brains about art or whatever....and one thing I noticed about each and every person.....

Imagine This......each one looked forward to going to WORK!!!! Imagine living your life in such a way that every morning, you jump out of bed ready to face your day. I feel that way because I wake up...early....to play in my studio before work...but when its time to put the paintbrushes away and get dressed for work...well, thats when the party of over... I just imagine the day when my "work day" will be full time in my art studio...Imagine that!!!

There is soooo much more that I want to share with you...but time, once again is not on my side today...so, stay tuned...I have some products that I found...that you are going to LOVE!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Quite A Bit to Say!!

Well....actually alot, but time is not on my side today, so I'll get right to it!!
Good Tuesday Morning!!!!

I hope that each and everyone of you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving holiday...
I had a wonderful, quiet holiday here at home with my family....and to be honest, I would have it no other way. We usually travel, either to my parents, or to my husbands family...but this year, we opted to stay away from Interstate 95, and that was ok with me.

Time sure flew by this month....I can't believe I haven't posted here since the 17th...sorry blogland for being so neglectful....I'll explain why!!!!

At the beginning of the month...or actually last month, I decided that I would go for the rank of Star Leader with my homebased business, Silpada Designs....what does that mean...well, I had to have 5 recruits and $10,000 in sales in one month....so, November 1st, I set out to accomplish that goal....totals as of November 1st....3 recruits and $0 in sales... but I press onward!


Since this business is a party plan....I partied on!!!!
Fast forward to November 20th....yeah, the month flew by!!!




I have still made my way to my studio everyday, but by the 20th...lets just say things have not been going so well...and I just had to let it all out in my journal page...Totals as of November 20th...5 recruits!!!whoo-hooo, sales $4,000 --- got a lot of work to do...but, I press on...


November 26th....things are not really looking well....I head up to the studio to work it out the only way that I know how....and I remember something that Jim Rohn said....his mentor wanted to make him a millionaire...not for the money, but for the person he would become in getting there...WOW!!! With this new energy, I press on....Totals.....5 recruits, sales - $4,700....
November 30th....last day of the month...if its gonna happen...it had to be done by midnight...
With God's grace...at 10:32pm....totals...5 recruits, sales - $10,032.48!!!!!!!
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could hardly believe my eyes as I keyed in the very last orders....and was too afraid to even look at our team total...but, there it was!!!
What an amazing feeling!!!!
Moral of this story......don't ever, ever give up on something that you sincerely wish for yourself. Give it all you have - where there's a will, there's a way!!! God is amazing!!!!!
Put it out there, roll up your sleeves, and Press ON!!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia