Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Confessions: With Grit & Grace - August

Okay, I am going to call myself out. This is a place of community and support and it only works when you're honest with yourself and others. And in July, dear reader, I was dishonest with you. I shared my goals, when in reality I was working on another goal all together. One that I was too scared to share with you and really admit to myself. But first you need a little background...

In July, my husband and I decided that it was time for me to leave my full time job of 8 years and stay at home with our little boy. We had always said that a long term goal of ours  was for me to be able to stay at home with our children, but we had planned for that to happen further down the road. Well, then you have that baby and see those beautiful blue eyes and you start to ask yourself questions like: "Are we doing the right thing?" "Will I regret missing this time?" "Is this stress worth the extra income?" And then you get to the big question, "We want this some day, why can't that day be today?"
I am all for being practical and being financially free is a top priority of ours, so our discussion included the budget. I had already signed up to be an Arbonne Independent Consultant for fun and to get a discount on the products and felt that just maybe this opportunity came into our lives at just the right time. So we decided my little side hobby, wasn't going to be a hobby at all, but we were going to go all in and grow this business to replace my full time income. 

Now back to my July goals. At the end of my first month in Arbonne I had qualified for promoting to the first level of management (eek!) and could, with grit and grace, promote to District Manager by the end of July. It scared me. Even though I wanted it and I knew it was possible, I was too scared to put it out there, because what if I failed? But I forgot another key thing, what if I succeeded? What if I had others outside my inner circle cheering me on and celebrating beside me when I accomplished it? And isn't that the reason we started this link-up?

Friends, I will be honest with you. Will you be honest with me?

July Goals Recap:

What I shared with you:  
- 30 Day Healthy Living Program with Arbonne
- Create a new family budget
- Thank you cards for baby gifts
- Say Serenity Prayer each day 

What I should have shared with you: 
- Promote to District Manager with Arbonne 

What I did: 
- Promote to District Manager with Arbonne! Woo hoo!

August Goals:

- Enter into qualification for Area Manager with Arbonne
- Box up outgrown baby clothes :'(
- Clean up and place our garage sale furniture finds
- End of summer party
- Say Serenity Prayer each day

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  1. Congrats on your promo in Arbonne! What an accomplishment!

  2. Congrats on your promotion to District Manager!


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