Hello! And let's hear it for more adventures today. I've recently returned from our Premier Designs Convetion in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas. It was two (full) and a half days of learning, inspiring and encouraging. I've been with Premier just over a year and this was my first convention. I won't gush on about how much I loved it or overload you with all the details. Instead I'll share my aha moment from observing the women I met or heard speak.
It was one of our last sessions...My brain was almost complete mush, with my mind beginning to wander more frequently. I'd pan my eyes around the convention center from time to time, foot propped up on the empty chair in front of me and chin resting on my knee.
That's when this thought begin to form in my mind...
Success does not discriminate.
Nope. Not even a little.
Young or old. Big or Small. Single Gal, Single Mom, Married with kids. Stay home mom or Gal with full time job and work on the side. Disabled or not.
I noticed that those who were achieving their goals had a few things in common...
- They work hard.
- They trust the beautiful heart of the company.
- They are consistent no matter the circumstances.
- They care about people more than their next sale (hallelujah - direct sales can be obnoxious).
- They don't quit because they believe in what they are doing and what they have to offer others.
- They remain (and continue to remain) true to who they are; not comparing themselves with how others make it work.
So what am I going to do with this dawning of a new thought process for my hot mess of a self? Well, I'm not quite sure yet. What I can tell you is that I'm going to start on my negative thought patterns that are unhealthy and untrue. Everyone. Everyone has something to offer those around us and sometimes throughout the world!
Some have suffered greatly and have over come more than I could ever imagine...Below is a picture of our group with Joni Eareckson Tada, a beautiful woman who became paralyzed after a diving accident in 1967. She is known for being a mouth artist (say what?!), for starting the Joni and Friends ministry that reaches out to the disabled, and much more! We bumped into her after dinner in town and her sweet husband took this photo for us!
One more!!! This beautiful couple shared their story one evening...while her 6 month old baby was sleeping in the next room, she suffered a brain stem stroke at the age of 26, followed by a 2 month coma, which resulted in 2 years of brain rehab! Tears streamed down my face as I listened to their story of hope and healing in the midst of tragedy. They've written a book called "Hope Heals" and speak at various venues. If you're interested in hearing more you can check out their website...HERE.
Ok, if you're still reading I'll put an end to my typings with a big thank you to Premier for exceeding their goal to inspire, encourage and challenge!
Meet my roommates and newest friends...
Making new friends was my favorite part of the weekend for sure! (Side note. This was my first time officially meeting my roommates. That can be intimidating, but they made me feel at ease immediately and welcomed me right into the fold!)
Top: WHBM (old)/Hat: Khols (old)/White Denim: Entourage Clothing/Shoes: GAP (sold out)/Jewelry: Premier Designs
Alright, I close today's post with some pictures I took throughout my fun weekend.
Necklace Layering Fun
I got spoiled to a fun lunch with my Premier "Mom" and "Grandma" ;)
I've known Brooke since high school. She has been in Premier for over 12 years and I joined her team in 2016!
Our Night On the Town...
My outfit was red, white and blue for our patriotic service, but I had to change my shoes, ditch the scarf and throw on a hat (the Texas heat was worse than GA heat). Sometimes it is comfort over fashion!
Travel Wear - I LOVED this Outfit - So Comfy!
Outfit Breakdown: Jumpsuit (GAP), Black Tank: TJMaxx, Shoes: Clothes Mentor, Hat: Khols, Jewelry: Premier
Who is that guy???!!! Total photo bomber!
And Finally!!!!! These are pictures of gals I cornered for a picture because I thought they were just too darn cute!!!
Have a wonderful day my reader friends! I hope you are inspired and encouraged to keep at it!!