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March 22, 2019
Howdy Jewelry Fans! I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about reaching for your goals. I'm working on upping my business game and reaching my true potential to connect with you all and serve your needs for meaningful, authentic adornment. I travel all around this great country meeting you where you are and want you to be able to find me, online, in full view, ready to continually connect.
I’m taking small steps every day. Planning my work and working my plan. I am serving my customers as I served my country. I am relentless. I am unfettered. I am a woman on fire.
In business school (Simmons College (now university) at the time the only women’s only mba program in the country and a great balance to my male dominated USNA degree) we talked about the incremental accrual of disadvantage- the impact of gender on the trajectory of a career. How small, built in misogynistic perceptions can have a drastic impact on a woman’s life long work.
In the Navy I learned that a small course diversion has drastic impacts on the final destination. We performed “dead reckoning” every couple of hours to see how far off course we were. Ships naturally go off course. Unexpected currents, wind, steering gear discrepancies could have major impacts on getting where we were going. Humans naturally go off course.
I use this community, you, my Jewelry Fans, my business coaches, as my “dead reckoning” tool, or “DRT”, accepting the constant course corrections and reminders. This community not only keeps me moving in the right direction, it is actually increasing my trajectory, transforming my journey from two dimensions to three dimensions.
In this community, I’m finding the opposite of disadvantage. I’ve found the incremental accrual of advantage. The incremental increase of impact, fulfillment and satisfaction. Small trajectory increases that have me shooting for the stars. Because if we set our course, our goals and never check in on where we are in the planned movement, we are really just adrift at sea going in some kind of direction but with no real data on where we actually are.
Oh yes, we can. Oh yes, I can. I’m earning it every day. My work. My vision. My soul. My business. My customers. My heart.
Fuel your dreams, Jewelry Fans. Small steps for big gains in the long haul.
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Now I’m going to let you in on a little secret. At my house, the end of every argument is ended and put to rest, FOREVER, with a Hug. Sometimes, when thoughts and emotions are too much to tame and explain, we just say, “Can we Hug it out?” Sometimes, it takes some real arguing to get there, and other times it’s fast tracked. Now, you gotta know, it’s perfectly acceptable for either party to say “No.” It hurts a little, mostly a lot, but it’s about respecting someone's boundaries and allowing them the space to decide when they want to move on.