Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Unexpected Lessons

I have often said that what I do is so much more than just "sell toys." I have often said that this has been a life-changing experience for me. These are things that are above and beyond - not really "business" lessons, but life lessons. They are the things I never expected when I first decided to "give it a try." And they are the memories that bring me great joy.
I have learned the power of goal setting and seen the fruition of much of my hard work.
I have learned that my desk is not as spotless as it was when I worked in the corporate world.

I have learned how to make homemade granola and garbanzo bean soup.
I have stood at the foot of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
I have flown on a private jet.

I have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge.
I have taken a crash course in belly dancing.

I have learned to take care of myself first and foremost so that I can best take care of those around me.
I have learned to always pack a sweater when you go to a tropical country - you just never know.
I have learned that in the Bahamas, a shot comes in a 4 oz glass!
I am showing my children what it means to persevere even when things don't turn out as planned.

I have learned that a limo doesn't always come with champagne supplied.
I have learned that I have much to offer and am an expert in my field.
I have learned the power of a daily to-do list.
I have learned the joy and the value of getting on the floor and playing with my kids.
I have learned the importance of "date night."

I have learned the best way to get your husband on board is to take him on an all-expense paid incentive trip!
I have learned that there are people cheering me on that I haven't even met.
I have learned the beauty of getting up an hour before anyone else in my house to read, journal and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.
I have learned that consistency in the little things leads to success in the big things.

I have learned that the importance of knowing "why" I do this is often way more important than knowing "how."
I have learned that I feel the most successful when I have helped someone else succeed.

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
I love my life!