Back to visiting old poetry…
Staring at a blank canvas
That once ran patterns
of reds, blues, greens, white
The colors have been washed away
She’s stuck inside her mind
Under fear, heartache
confusion and delusion
she continues to breathe
She’s trapped inside her mind
Without an exit
The weight of despair
pins her down to the ground
Staring at a blank canvas
I know she’s in there
Under the drugs, the regret
I catch a glimmer of light
and hold my breath.
Tags: Arbonne, beauty products, being your own boss, recession proof, working for yourself
As I continue thinking about what might be next for me down the road in terms of making an income, I am excited to brainstorm the possibility of being my own boss. This is something it seems that many dream of doing, and I’ve always been too worried about the lack of stability to do it. But if there was a way, it would probably be pretty cool.
So when my friend invited me to the launch of her new business venture, I was super curious to find out what it was all about. I was excited to learn that she would be representing Arbonne, a beauty product line that has followed a non-traditional business format for over 30 years. While they covered the benefits of the products — that their products are natural, that the ingredients are FDA-approved, that their products are free of mineral oils — a lot of their pitch was in getting others on board to sell the products as well.
Now I’ve heard of these kinds of deals before and have thought in the past that they might be a little murky, but in this particular instance, since you would be your own boss, would be investing very little, you really don’t have much to lose. And seeing a friend of mine trying it out, a friend who is careful in her decisionmaking, I’m starting to turn a corner. Maybe it’s a different way to do business, and maybe that’s okay.
So as my friend kicks off her work with Arbonne, I will be curious to watch her success. Perhaps it will open up possibilities for me in the future when I am looking for a more flexible schedule or additional income, or a change of pace.
In the meantime, I’ll be looking to try out these products. A girl always needs to explore new ways to make herself glow! Click here to check them out for yourself!
Tags: becoming a leader, climbing the ladder
I talk a lot about career goals and ambitions, how I’ve done my homework and know what I need to do on paper in order to get to the next level in my career. To be perfectly honest, I’ve felt discouraged as of late in trying to obtain my goals. It wouldn’t be the first time. Through my career, I have learned to take criticism and bumps in the road. My path has not been as clear as I had planned it out to be, but I’ve done pretty well for myself. But I still find that I have to prove that I am as deserving as I think I am of moving forward. Such is life.
So that’s why when I was asked to speak on a panel about digital media, I was truly touched. Sure it was only for an audience of about 40 or 50 people, but the very fact that I was selected by an outside company to sit amongst other professionals to speak as an expert on this work was an honor, and good practice. Because that is my goal. I want to inspire others. I believe that I am a natural born leader, and opportunities to prove that can be hard to come by.
I don’t know if it’s an ageist thing, or just because of the way I carry myself, but I know I am outspoken. I know I am not a conventional professional. I can be very blunt, very loud, but that doesn’t mean I don’t listen. While in my adult life I have learned to take criticism, that doesn’t mean I don’t get offended when my expertise is trivialized. I have worked hard to get to where I am, and I know I have a lot to learn. But I also have a lot to offer. I will continue to learn from others, both veterans and newbies, because I don’t see how you can grow otherwise.
And I will keep on taking opportunities like these, for my own personal growth and with the hope that others recognize how much I have grown, what I have to offer, and my go-getter attitude that keeps me hungry for more.