Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a New Year----So What's New About It?

I'm not a person to make New Year's resolutions. I don't like to set myself up for failure. Besides when you're a person that over-thinks everything from every possible angle anyway, making resolutions can be a painful process. :) I do like to set goals for myself and my business. You know sales goals, new release goals, etc, etc.

Then there are personal goals. Like, making more time for myself to recharge. Being more mindful of my relationship with the Lord. Being a more "fun" mom and wife. Going to CHA and networking. Making a name for myself in the industry. Finally learning how to really use Photoshop. Being everything to everyone all the time. And my list goes on. It's crazy!

Then in one of those rare, still, quiet moments the Lord spoke to me and I finally got it! One of my goals should be about just being ME! God made me the way He wanted me. I was made and am according to HIS plan of who I should be. It doesn't matter if I'm known in the industry. It doesn't matter if I don't learn Photoshop. What matters is that I am a child of God. I need to just be me and learn to accept me---AND---stop comparing myself to everyone around me. I do that alot! I work hard and try really hard to have a successful business that also stands for more than cutting throats in order to make money. That's important to me.

So here's what I'm learning in a nutshell. . .

*I love my Lord and Savior inspite of me not being perfect.
*I love my husband, kids and family with all my heart inspite of not always being fun. I am here for them and make time for them. They are important to me and they know it.
*I love my business and am so thankful for it inspite of constantly second guessing myself and how I should run it. I have wonderful people that work for me. Wonderful customers who buy from me and I don't HAVE to do it a certain way in order to be successful. I have to listen to my gut, my instincts and my Lord. That's how it will be done.

So what are my goals? Well first and foremost. . . just breathe and be ME. All the rest will come and if it doesn't . . . well that's okay too.



Anonymous said...

Stacey--thank you so much for sharing your heart for the Lord!! Your post really spoke to me. I've been struggling with a few things and I found some guidance in your words. Blessings and Hugs!!

Susan Weckesser Designs said...

Congrats Stacey on your new team & your new team! Actually it was a blessing that I applied to your team because I got to read your wonderful blog. You really are a neat lady! Maybe our paths might cross one day. :) Thank-you for taking your success & touching people's hearts too!

dee1219 said...

Once you learn to hand things over to God and pray about them, it really is amazing how it changes your life. God works in strange ways, he puts people in our paths that are meant to be there, wether we need to help them or they need to help us. He opens doors when we feel they have been closed. He provides light in our darkest hour. You just need to be open and take opportunities that come our way. You never know when God is answering your prayer. Sometimes they are right in front of our face and we don't even see it. Or he gives us the opportunites and we are closed minded and don't see them, then we get upset and don't understand why God is not answering our prayers.
Anyway, enough about my theory :) I LOVE your blog and can't wait to try shimmerz!! I have not been lucky enough to try them yet, but believe me, I will!! Thanks for doing your blog. I just started one myself and it is a lot of work! So thank you and good luck with your Resolutions!!! And remember it does not matter what others think, it only matters what God thinks!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Stacey - you are an amazing woman!! It sounds like you are in a good space and very happy, and I am so happy for you!! I feel very blessed that our paths crossed! Hope you have an amazing 2010 just being you!!
big hugs, Jami