Monday, April 7, 2008

National No Housekeeping Day

Wow! I heard it is National No Housekeeping Day.
I'm all for this! I choose to participate in this! Unfortunately, I had already done laundry, dishes and cleaned the bathroom prior to finding out. :(
Maybe I can use this as comp time for tomorrow.
Northeast Ohio is having a beautiful day so I believe I shall go outside! Is gardening the same as housekeeping? It IS keeping the outside of the house.
Hmmm maybe I'll grab my cellphone and set appointments from a lawn chair.
This is what working from home is all about! (try that in an office)

Friday, April 4, 2008

First Rant

Okay, I belong to a few networking sites and groups online. I try to remember that the moment you get a bunch of women together, you automatically get pettiness. (guys, don't be so fast to agree) One business owner asks an honest question about a dilemma she is faces with in her business. Many people respond to the question. The answers were many and varied.
There is always one person that attacks EVERY answer and accuses the person with the question of being indiscreet.
It's amazing that some groups are very professional and others...
The crazy part is I always get the best advice to my questions from the "others".

If you work from home and miss the drama of an office, join a networking site that has a bunch of women!

PS--If you think this post is about you...get over's probably not.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

More New Beginnings!

Most people are smart enough to hybernate in NE Ohio in February.

I initally went out and started to tell the world about my new venture. Then the snow started and didn't stop until March. Also, most people would ask if Empower Her Parties had a website. So, in February I learned how to register a domain name, set up a shopping cart, add a security certificate and upload images. When you are with a direct sales company you just call the corporate office and they give you a site. When it's just's just you.

It was a great stay at home project while the rest of Ohio battled the weather and gas prices. People ask if I miss going to an office. Are these people serious? I think they are referring to the social aspect of an office. (I'll save this topic for a future post)

I really have to thank the tech support people with my server. They were very patient with me when I had no idea what their terminology meant. They walked me through a lot! It's a good thing they are there 24/7.

My site still has a long way to go before I will be saticfied but this is just one more "new beginning" for me this year!

I also hired my friend Mara Robinson the owner and creative director of Spinning Wheel Creative Communications, LLC to write a press release for me. She is just so creative and can really paint a picture with words that as you can see...I can not.

Of course all the snow meant more skiing for our family! By the end of February, I no longer needed muscle relaxers to get out of bed the next morning! (always a plus)

Oh, I also started to actually sell some products! That IS the whole point of a for profit company, right? I know I love my C2 Taser Device and I enjoy helping others enjoy the same level of personal security.

More on this to come...

Remember you are too blessed to be stressed!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Year of New Beginnings

Wow! I can't believe that we have just finished the 1st quarter of 2008!

So far 2008 has truly been a year of new beginnings! I personally have experience Many new beginnings!

On January 1, 2008 Empower Her Parties was launched! This has been an amazing journey that has introduced me to people and concepts to which I may never have been introduced otherwise.

Also on January 1, 2008 I learned how to downhill ski. I have always wanted to do this but never had the guts. Yes, I fell quite a bit but by the grace of God I survived. Now our family has something we can do together in the winter months. For the first time in a LONG time, I am actually happy when it snows!

January always brings a new CL Jewelry catalog. This Spring/Summer 2008 catalog is so awesome! And...I promoted to Director after 2 years at Unit Manager this was a great breakthrough.

January 28th, I sat down with my first cup of coffee of the morning to watch Benny Hinn. I had no idea that as I put on TBN that morning, my life would be transformed forever. Sure I expect The Word of God to transform but this was a Radical transformation! I also believe that when the student is ready, God will send the teacher. On January 28th, God sent me a teacher by the name of Dani Johnson. If you are ready to lay aside all your excuses for why you can't succeed in life, go to . If you like your excuses and want to stay broke, busted and disgusted, don't waste your time.

Wow! What a great first month! I experienced in January more than some do in a life time!

What are you waiting for? It's the year of new beginnings! Step out of your comfort zone and DO SOMETHING that you have always wanted to do. We still have a lot of time in 2008!

Be Blessed to be a Blessing!