WOW! Week 1 of the NEW Thirty One year DONE. I have set my goals for the upcoming year and as I entered my office this AM, Doubtful Debbie made a visit. She seems to stop by unannounced when I least expect it, usually when I am short on parties for the upcoming month. Yes, I am thinking about July in the beginning of June. With National Conference in July and the 4th weekend – party time is limited AND I hate for my hostesses and customers to miss out on AMAZING specials.
I know what does all of that have to do with “smash books”, right? The truth is – I wasn’t sure either. I get daily “Notes from Your Girl” and this one made me STOP and think! I know you are probably thinking – everything does! But this one made me more curious than anything.
Spend some time this week cutting out pictures from magazines and glue them into a binder for the creation of a dream journal Hope. When something speaks to you just cut and glue, don’t question…this is your soul directing you toward what you love.
See, I have done vision boards as most do who are in direct sales. We are encouraged to place our dreams or long term goals on a board so that we can look at them every day. This motivates us to keep moving forward on those days when Doubtful Debbie or Negative Nellie stops by for a visit.
Lately when I have been looking through magazines, I have been drawn to certain pictures. Sort of those whispers that say, “wouldn’t that be fun” or “I would love to do that some day” or “When things are (perfect), I will do this”. Okay, I am sure that I am not the only one that hears these things because I have heard many fellow women in business talk about these books. I just never had one nor did I think I needed one. I actually have a small pile of pictures and words that I have been inspired to cut out and save. They are sitting in a pile on my shelf – waiting. Waiting for what? I am not sure. It is sort of like those family items that you save but are packed away in a box where no one will see them. I mean why keep them if no one is going to see them. I am starting to feel the same way about these pictures and words. They inspired me at the moment so I am sure that God has a purpose for them in my life. I don’t think he meant for them to be in a pile on my shelf either.
So, I am on a mission to buy a smash book – I saw small ones at Walmart. Those inspiring pictures and words are going in them. They will be a place for me to go to when Negative Nellie or Doubtful Debbie come to visit. The book is small enough that I will be able to carry with me (yes, my bag is that big).
Do you have a smash book or something more than a vision board to keep you focused? What is your anchor? Share your thoughts with us…
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!