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Friday, September 12, 2008

The Fork in the Road...

Since going to convention a little over a month ago, I have had "WICKLESS" on my brain. There were a few poignant "aha" moments, but honestly, the whole 3 days was an "aha" moment. The funny thing is that I was going to cancel my trip because I thought the money could be better applied to other areas of our finances. I talked to Scott about this and he told me I should go to convention. He said by going I would set the example for me team. My little team of one (me) has grown to 14! That made "scents" to me. So off I went to convention to be an example, to learn a few things, and to visit some family. WOW!! Was I in for so much more! My eyes were opened to possibilities, my spirit was touched, and the paradigm of my life's goals began to shift. So, with that in mind, Scott and I went to lunch last weekend and I told him my dilemma. I have hit a fork in the road. I need to decide where my efforts are going to be. I see so much potential with what I am doing with my business, and yet I have this goal -to be a teacher. I can't be effective and good at both, and still have time to be there for our family and church obligations. Scott told me I needed to "DO" whatever was going to make me happy (and pay off my business credit card). I see so much more with my business, I can feel it, and it is going to be BIG. I have prayed about it. There are people out there that need this opportunity way more than I do, and I need to be the resource for them. I told Scott that I don't want the kids to think that I set this goal for myself -to teach, then not "finish what I started". He said, "The kids need to see you happy. Goals change and that is a good thing for them to see too. If you quit school, it's not because it's getting too hard, you have made the DEAN'S LIST every quarter so far. Besides, you will still be a "teacher", just not in a formal classroom with a bunch of disrespectful children." Okay, I'm going with that. As of two weeks ago, I no longer will be going to school. I am "DOING" my wickless "hobby" full-time. I won't be looking back. I am excited to be in the moment with my business, and my family, and really set some goals for myself. I have joined WIN, a woman's business organization, as well as a Direct Sales Network (which is EXCELLENT!) and have committed to 13 craft/vendor shows between now and the first of December. I have quite a few parties booked, and there is still so much WIDE OPEN space for this business. Just a little FYI: Afer 4 years of a lot of hard work in this company, my upline sponsor's commission check for the month of August was $13,000. That is pretty exciting to me because the company is is still just getting started!! It took our company over 3 years to have 1,000 consultants, and a little over a year later there are now over 13,000 nationally, most of the growth is still out west. I get to watch and be a part of the growth as the wickless spirit moves east! I'm grateful to have the support of Scott and my family. I will let you know how things are going from time to time, but this is still my family blog. You will have to check out my "wickless candle blog" for more updates. For more information about my wickless business, click the business link on the right to take you to my website.

5 comments:

little miss shortcake said...

Happy Anniversary (yesterday)! Lucky girl to get flowers every month! And i love reading your engagement story!

Well, if I were you, I would be SO GLAD to be done with school! Sounds like you found an exciting fork and you'll be quite a busy lady.

girlymom4 said...

Hey! That is awesome! I'm so happy for you! I will be ordering more from you soon! I love Scentsy!! Thought I'd stop by and say hi! Haven't been around here in a while!! lol

Bridges Family said...

Good for you Angela! I think you will continue to do great with your business. And ... congrat's on the 3lbs! Good for you!

Stephanie

CandyandLadybugs said...

Congrats on making you decision. I know this will work out great for you.

Congrats on the weight! I've lost 7.5 since the girls and I moved down here. :)

Teresa said...

Hey school buddy! Will miss you but know that you are following your heart! T.