Top Leader, Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author, CoFounder Gratitude Girls, CoOwner CopsWives, CEO Nashville Networking Business Luncheon
Web and Graphic Designer
Branding and Marketing Expert
Top Leader, Trainer, Coach,
Motivational Speaker, Author,
CopsWives, Wonderful Widowed Women,
Co Founder Gratitude Girls,
CEO Nashville Networking Business Luncheon
Many people ask me all the time, why I spend so much time and money and effort to #KeepInTouch
This week, I traveled to East TN to not only get my hair done, with a stylist I have got to know and grown to love, but to visit one of my closest friends since I was 19 years old, and I got to have lunch w another lady on the road there with a girl I have been friends with probably over 5 years, and same thing since both of them don’t live close, I make an effort to contact when I am going that way to visit and reconnect with and build our relationship.
Facebook and other social media, texting and emails are great! I am very thankful for wonderful technology that helps me to keep in touch easier.
But I still #Love and #Cherish actual #cards in the mail as well as #inperson or #BellyToBelly as they say.
Today, I got a phone call from a man that I hadn’t spoke to in probably 10 years. He is still on my Keep in Touch, #ChristmasCard list.
In our short catch up talk – not only did he want to re-check in about possibly using my cards service for his #personal and #professional life, but also with talking, it was funny, I mentioned remembering him last week, and told him why, and he said, I just read a book on that, was able to give me that information for a health issue I have had, and then he also mentioned his daughter just lost her husband, and so I was able to give some info that might be able to help her, since I have walked in those shoes.
It is really amazing, when you stop to listen, and build those relationships. It not only will greatly improve your life emotional, spiritually, physically, personally, but financially and professionally.
Who just came across your mind while reading this note? Reach out to them today, build that relationship…..if it is *tough*…..that is even more of a reason…..you are not promised tomorrow to do it, and your life will be better if you do it today. <3
I have noticed, I don’t have the desire as much to wander through the mall or the fancy stores to see what shiny new or pretty things that I may want.
When I was a younger, I wanted all the fun, glitzy and glamorous stuff. Fancy china, sterling silverware, a big house, nice car, pretty dresses and sparkly jewelry. Now granted, I still like many of those things, and those that know me well, know my style, girliy, shiny, sparkly, etc I love! lol But I forget why all I wanted them….. Maybe something to do with insecurities and/or the thoughts to “keep up with” our friends or society’s expectations.
Over the years I’ve lost that desire, and now I have no need to acquire things just for the sake of having them. I still absolutely love my *pretties*…..But moreso now my focus is to have a fun, comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable, homey place for people to gather and enjoy each other.
The focus is on the relationships, not all the stuff. I have decluttered a lot over the past few years, and I am still in decluttering mode, pretty majorly
The bottom line is that it’s always about the people. Family, friends, business associates that have become friends are what life is about. I can have all the money in the world, and I am very grateful and thankful for all that God has brought into my life and blessed me with, with my amazing clients that I help with web, graphics, marketing and all the other online space platforms, speaking engagements, people I coach, but if I don’t share love, respect and time with others, I have nothing.
So I’m reflecting on what’s really important to me. It’s always the people, and my goal every day is to show love, caring and compassion, and put more thought, time and energy into reinforcing those connections…….If we haven’t connected recently in person, or if not local, through skype or google hangout, for a one on one (just catch up and personal get to know each other hour) please reach out to me. 🙂