I just returned from a recent convention in Tulsa for Usborne Books. What a great experience. I was a little skeptical about going. I only began selling these great books so I could get a discount and to get out of the house some. I never thought that in one weekend I could develop such a passion for these books and this wonderful company. I was in awe at how much I learned about the business world, as well as myself on a personal level. I was so pumped to have finally found something that I can be passionate about doing! I found that I left that conference walking a little taller, thinking more positive, and feeling better about myself than I have in a long time. What a life changing experience! Following are some of the goals I made for myself. Some are rather ambitious and others are very small, but they are mine.
1. To not be afraid to stand in front of people and talk about my passion.
(my baby step was to blog about it first- believe it or not this was difficult for me)
2. To expose as many children to Usborne Books as possible.
(these books are filled with so many wonderful features)
3. To set aside 30 minutes every day to read to my son.
(regardless of laundry, dishes, fatigue, friends, phonecalls, etc.)
4. To recruit someone to do this with me and take them to convention next year.
(I want to share this wonderful feeling)
5. To make 5 business phone calls a week.
(I get really nervous talking to new people on the phone and try to avoid these situations).
So, there they are. They may not mean much to anyone else, but they are important to me and I just jumped over a small hurdle finding the courage to share my goals with others for fear of failing and not being perfect. Whew!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
When I was putting my son to sleep last night he said the cutest thing. We have started this ritual at night where we let Henry pick out his PJs after his bath. He can choose his pajamas or a sleep shirt. Last night when I asked him what he wanted to wear to bed he replied, "I want to sleep in my belly." This meaning he wants to sleep naked! He is so boy.