Spent most of the weekend with this lady @joyness1025!
We were on slumber party duty all weekend! We have a super amazing, over-the-top, crazy big, new addition to our business and we spent today sourcing inventory...which is fancy talk for "we went shopping a lot."⠀
Although we both agree that we would rather be sitting on our respective couches watching Netflix in the A/C on a Sunday afternoon, we were so excited with our shopping finds today. This new product is going to be AMAZING! ⠀
Last night we ate a ton of pizza and our weight in candy...also a good day. 😜⠀
Now I'm going to finally finish Stranger Things (totally fell asleep last night right before the last episode) so that I can interact with other people without the fear of spoilers. So... you know... a pretty awesome weekend. ⠀
Hope you had a good one! Here's to an amazing week!
Two years ago was the most devastating day of my life. ⠀
I was asked to be on a corporate call. We were only three weeks away from our annual conference and I was the #1 leader, receiving a great award, I had plane tickets purchased, the formal dress ready and had gifts for my team. Many of my Leaders were also in that #1 spot. ⠀
That morning, we got on a call where we were told that the company we worked for was closing it’s doors. The company that I had built for 10 years and poured my heart into. Everything I had built was gone. ⠀
I remember crying for a few minutes and feeling sick. This was my entire income and I am a single momma with three teen boys, and life is costly. I remember thinking to myself , “ you better figure this out and figure it out fast “ as I had a mortgage to pay, kids to feed. ⠀
You know how things happen for a reason ? I fully believe that this door closed so that a bigger door could open for me and so many of my friends. I had been following this great company for about two years and loved everything about them, although at the time I was happy in my situation and not looking to move. ⠀
Fast forward two days later and I am in a corporate office of that company with the CEO, VP and some pretty amazing people from corporate who had made it happen so quickly. And in that room, I felt a glimmer of hope 💕. I felt a stirring in my belly, I felt an excitement for this new opportunity, and I knew that it would help so many people . I walked out of that meeting that day knowing I had found my home. And I never looked back. People ask how I built so quickly and I always say... desperation. When you make it about something bigger than you, you will do the work that needs to be done. There wasn’t a lot of sleep or proper meals for the first month but there was pure fire and passion. ⠀
Two years later, I look and see what this amazing group has accomplished and it makes me so damn happy. We are helping so many people every single day. ⠀
I am grateful for every lesson in my life and every door that has had to close to open something bigger and better.
Here’s to many more anniversaries ❤️ #upliftyoursuccess
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Had this girl alllllll to myself for a whole hour this evening. We went out gator riding around the valley and saw all sorts of things. Fourteen deer, some sheep, chickens, bunnies and of course
moo-cows. It’s been a very relaxing week at home and we’re soaking up all the Missouri views. ☀️ Love this girl and love this place 🏡
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13 months ago we happened upon what I now know was a gift from God. Leslie researches new and upcoming beauty trends in his spare time (seriously its hair or fishing 🤷♀️). Last June he asked me to sample skincare again (many collected from salon life and they rarely make an impression). When my fine lines diminished in 7 days I agreed to hop on a Skype call. It was there that I met CEO & Founder of Bellame @melissathompson___ .
After graciously handling my natural skeptic self, m I felt completely compelled to not only follow Melissa’s 𝕍𝕀𝕊𝕀𝕆ℕ but to join her on 𝕄𝕀𝕊𝕊𝕀𝕆ℕ .
God placed a whisper on her heart to create a one of a kind beauty company built by women to create the opportunity and product that they want. Being raised by a single mother, having been a single mother she dreamt of providing a way for women to not just achieve dreams, but to simply “put milk on the table,” pay for sports and create an exceptional tribe in doing so. I would never have imagined we would have a blossoming team of incredible men and women have who linked arms for this same purpose. These gals are the best part of this whole thing, not to mention experiencing Napa with them as a gift! We have a lot of “milk on the table” (literally Levi’s formula 😆), had a cushion to start Leslie’s salon + so much more.
Thank you partners, customers and the Thompson’s. Your dream is laying the foundation for ours. Debt free + living/giving generously + redefining beauty thru Leslie Richards Hair Design + providing clean, efficacious products + creating a nonprofit that teaches hair design in 3rd world nations + coaching couples to dream/pray big 🙏🏼 Don’t make the mistake I did, believing that dreams get put “on hold” as a mom. Perhaps they look a little different, require more creativity, belief or risk but it’s already been well worth it my friends 👏🏼 What dreams are lying dormant within you? What’s ONE step you can take to rouse them once again? If you’re looking for someone to dream with, our arms are open ✨
When does it all get too much for you?
I spent 3 hours last Sunday worried about an event that didn’t eventuate. Planning messages in my head, thinking about my upcoming week that would have been impacted dramatically, thinking about how to best protect Jolie from it. And it didn’t happen. I was mentally exhausted all for nothing.
After confessing to my bestie and my Ma I realised I haven’t been taking care of myself very well.
I’ve been in doing mode. And I’ve been doing too much. Working in the business, while trying to grow it, solo parenting to a child with health issues and studying part time. I fall asleep each night to mediations so thought I was travelling ok.
Then I couldn’t stop crying. So I went off to my GP and got a mental health care plan and have an appointment to get back into therapy.
I’ve been setting my alarm half an hour early to do some yoga first up in the morning. I been making proper dinners for myself and choosing healthier snacks.
And that’s the big shift. I’m CHOOSING to do these things for me. Instead of saying I don’t have time or I don’t enjoy it or procrastinating on it I’m just getting it done.
I have almost finished an assessment piece that I was panicking about. 5 days before the due date. So now I have time to do some of the business growth tasks that I need to.
All these changes have taken place with no client work and Jolie at her Dad’s for the week. I’m repeating to myself that I will be able to keep this up when life goes back to “normal”. I can grow this business, be a great mother, take care of my clients, and most importantly take care of myself. It’s my choice.
What have you changed up recently for the benefit of YOU?
Today’s blend after an all things oil chat last night with a good friend!
Smells Devine!! My personal favourites when it comes to diffusing blends are anything woody/earthy 🌿 What’s your favourite combo’s? Are you earthy or citrus? Comment below!
Happy Monday! ☯️ • Mara
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I will be the first to admit, I don’t know everything. Far from it actually. But I’m learning that by acknowledging, accepting, and working through my feelings, I can learn to turn "emotional" into "emotionally intelligent." #personalgrowthgoals
Say this out loud;
I am not just another face in the crowd.
I am unique.
I am a person of value.
I am precious.
I am needed.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I am a beloved child of God.
My fellow #homemakers no matter what the days ahead may present, be confident, because your strength is the Lord.
Your hope is Christ Jesus, Himself.
Therefore no days of yours are daunting, but full of His grace, His goodness and His love. —- #homemaketapprentice#empoweringhomemakers to Live the Victor Life ✊
A couple of new favorites and an older one, all in the same beautiful bright
Skinny Fringe/Glowing Coral • Medium Teardrops/The Works • Hyacinth/Glowing Coral
Summer - am I right?
(grubby toes, late nights, family time, full hearts... and also starting tomorrow full day summer camp for the week so mom can get some work done and not lose her ever loving mind 🙌🏼)
✌weeks from now you could be doing the same thing, same routine, and have the same struggles.🤷 ⓄⓇ
✌ weeks from now you could make💰1320+ from trying something new, earning products for ƒ૨εε.You could be betting on yourself, changing your old “norm" to something better 🤷4 weeks from now you could be wondering how you’re going to have the energy to get up for work and how you’re going to pay rent/mortgage.🏡 ⓄⓇ
4 weeks from now you could have been giving your body premium nutrition💊 that you earned for free and making weekly 💵💵💵. Your future depends on you.
You decide if you want to be doing the same things tomorrow or if you want to change your tomorrow.
Change is scary, I get it. I thought change was never good and always stick to routine, But staying the same for weeks, months, or even years on end...that scares the $hit out of me more 💩
Bet on yourself! Your worth this change!
Your family will thank you 😘 xo
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