My Priority List

Happy Sunday all of you!

I find myself stuck at home this morning because of nerve pain flareups. Living in Florida sometimes means I have to suffer with very fast weather changes this time of year. It’s actually quite frustrating as I will feel good enough to go about my usual business and suddenly the ache begins. Usually this occurs in my left arm or leg, but in really bad episodes my entire left side feels the equivalent of a toothache. It’s an extremely rare occurrence it will begin to extend to my right side. Don’t even talk to me on those days. If I could move, I’d probably bite your head off.

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I really find going to Sacrament important, but when these flare-ups occur, it’s so slow and difficult for me to get started I don’t make it in time. Which brings me to why I am writing my post. Sundays are meant not only as a day of rest as most people might consider it, but it is a great time to reflect on the most important things in our lives. One of the things that attract me to Mary Kay (Bear with me here!) is they openly use the creed: God First, Family Second, Career Third. It is those 3 things I wish to cover today.

God first. What exactly does that mean? For me, it is not about only making it to Sacrament (Very important, though!). I do not wish to live my faith 1 day a week. Or maybe think I’m “good” because “Look! I made it to Youth Group with my kids!” Yay me. No, for me putting “God First” means I work to live each and everyday pondering not only what He’s provided, but how I can be an example of His love. Many of you have heard the phrase “What would Jesus do?” and that is what I strive for in my daily life.

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So, what next?

Family. There is not a person out there that could honestly say my family is not a top priority to me. To say otherwise would be a lie. Those people in that picture above mean so much to me and I feel so blessed knowing God has his hand above us. I want to mention my daughter, who was not there that day. She is such an amazing young women and we are quite close. You might grow up, but you will always me my kid. Just as we are always children of God, hmm?

My third priority is my career. It makes sense that a career, or job, would be a top priority. It is what helps us care for our families and give back to God. Work hard, work diligently, work honestly; and you will be blessed for it. Never forget the reason you work is to help make the lives of those you care about more fulfilling. I am not talking about stuff. What you do with the money you earn makes a huge difference in both your personal joy and those around you.

And what about the rest? Those outside your immediate household? I say, if you have your duckies in a row (enough to at least maintain your sanity, at least) that is when you are at your best in helping others. I’m not saying wait until You’ve got a nice big house, a hot car, and can eat out every night. Just make sure you’ve taken cared of your family and asked yourself “Am what I doing a great reflection of our Father in Heaven?”. I assure you, giving a helping hand to others while also maintaining the well-being of your family and striving to live as Jesus does, will not only bless you greatly; you will be a light and blessing to all those you come in contact with.

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The Rough Road

I could say I’m having one of “those” days, but it’s been more like one of those months. Since my last post where I openly put myself out there on the job market, I’ve probably put in a good 20 applications to jobs I felt I could strongly contribute to while also carving out a career for myself that would help me attain certain goals, such as buying the house we live in. And, boy..do I want this house!

After multiple rejections, all of which were via email despite having spoken both on the phone and in person each time, I realized today: I can’t wait for some company to recognize my potential. And because I do have that potential and that drive to succeed, I am picking up my rear and hauling it back to my Mary Kay business. I had allowed it to slide for a variety of reasons, none of which were good ones, I admit. So, what does Mary Kay offer me as a business that going to work for a steady paycheck does not? First off, it gives me a flexibility that no “boss” is likely to give me. The income potential is much higher. Not only that, I happen to love and use Mary Kay products myself.

If you have been reading my blog, or simply happen to know me personally, you know I’ve had certain challenges in the health department. I’ve fought pretty hard to get where I am today. In fact, I was wheelchair bound for a short while there when I was initially injured and got stuck with a broken foot. Mary Kay allows me to schedule things as I see fit. It allows me to reschedule if absolutely necessary. I never have to worry about working on a Sunday. I can be home with my husband and children. The possibilities for how I run my business are all up to me. I can live with that.

So, I know some of you will think I am crazy and scream “Mary Kay doesn’t make you money!” and I am here to say I know for a fact it does. I’ve watched my friend go from a struggling consultant to being a Director. My Director. I’m not getting my information and training from some random person just trying to fill up their roster. She is already there! She does not need me for her success, but I sure do need her experience, advice, and support to help me achieve the things she has. One day, I’ll be the Director, thank you very much.

So, all the above is really great. neat even. I am quite confident in those things. But, they would mean nothing if I did not actually like and believe in Mary Kay products. I’ve always told people I could never be in car sales because if there was a “lemon” I would be unable to act like it was a wonderful deal. I need to believe that what I have is worth sharing with others. I’ve been using mary Kay products for a couple decades at this point. They have my trust, therefore I feel utter faith in sharing it with others.

I could end this with the usual “So there you have it”, but instead I am going to share with you one last thing that happened today amid all the job rejection emails. Awhile back ago I applied to The Old School House to be a curriculum reviewer for 2017. This afternoon, I got offered a spot While this is not really something with income potential, the opportunity is something I really wanted and I really look forward to working with my sons next year on various things we might have not otherwise been able to do.

 

So there you have it. Yeah, I did it.

The Time Has Come!

I’m in the market for a job with a paycheck. Something steady and reliable. It is a different experience from when I was younger! Then, I went into the business itself and filled out an application (or brought my resume!). Today, it’s mostly all online. Even the small businesses. it is a rare business that advertises a job opening, but still insists you come in personally to deliver your resume. Most want it online.

 

Don’t get me wrong. I love the online world! So much to see, learn, and connect to others with! Heck, I met my hubby of 18 years on the internet! But, sometimes it feels like a shot in the dark. A needle in a haystack. Who is going to notice me? Who is going to sit up and see me behind the text of my resume?

I know I have a lot to offer any company. I’m quite versatile. So are a lot of other people! What makes me so different from then. Nothing and everything. It’s going to take someone actually hiring me for them to actually know me over time. So, what I offer is who I am.

Below is a copy of a post on FB I made in the hopes of getting my name out there among people who know me at least a little. I believe in utilizing what is available to you in order to achieve what one wants. I want a job. No, actually, I want a career that I can spend the next 20+ years or so deeply engaged with. I want to invest myself into a good company I feel tries to make a difference.

(I originally posted the following on FB)

I am going to put this right out there!

I want to say I am “Job Hunting” But what I really want is a career working with and for people that not only have a strong business foundation, but really care about its employees and customers/patients first and foremost.

Regardless of the fact it has been awhile since I’ve worked outside the home, I’ve never lost the skills of handling people well, learning new tasks, being flexible, and doing my best. I’ve been using Uber to supplement my income, however, I’ve found the need for something more reliable to meet my needs.

Because I already love people in general, I just know I would be perfect when it comes to making a career for myself in a field involving people. I am not here to be just a sales person, though. I want to help people and work for a company that cares for not only its employees, but customers/patients wants and needs as well.

You will find I am well-organized and able to finish tasks in a timely manner. I excel at using a register/computer and am a fast learner. My customer service skills are excellent; I have a genuinely friendly personality and I am always willing to help customers/patients in any way possible. I have received many compliments and 5 star reviews from riders while using the Uber Partner platform regarding my willingness to be helpful and to ensure safety. This will be something I carry with me into any company that hires me.

Feel free to reach out to me if you are in search of someone to be a part of your team. If you know of a good company searching for an enthusiastic individual such as myself, then I am most interested in learning about them as well!