In most areas of life I am a “take the bull by the horns” sort of person. My parents never had to drag me to school kicking and screaming. I was the kid that loved school and obeyed the rules. I’m still very much that way today. I am a rule follower! My mother taught me at a very young age a lesson that has stuck with me to this day.. she would say, “shoot for the stars and you’ll land on the barn roof… but if you shoot for the barn roof, you’ll land on your backside.” So, in most things I do, I do them full force! Don’t tell me I cannot do something or I’m going to prove you wrong! Oh yea, I’m also pretty competitive.
I work an 8-5 job that I very much enjoy but I also need to keep busy. I love sales. I’ve always loved the challenge of sales. When I got laid off from my sales position as a Loan Officer for a Mortgage company a couple of years ago, I took a job that was not in sales but had other good qualities.
I soon found out that I needed something more. I need to be able to reap the benefits of what I sow. I want to set new goals for myself and kick butt and take names! Wait, did I say I was competitive? I found this perfect balance when I got into direct sales. I was able to set goals for myself, I was able to sell, have a flexible schedule and best of all, I loved it! And I don’t feel like it’s work if you love what you do. I love people, networking, marketing, helping people feel good and improving their lives. I started selling Gigi Hill Bags because I loved the product and there was a great deal going on for one day only. So, I took a leap and signed up. Couldn’t have come at a better time! Shortly after signing up for Gigi Hill I was asked by my Jamberry Nails Consultant… “hey, you love these things and you keep sending referrals to me because everyone is commenting on your nail wraps… Tawnya, are you sure you want to keep sending them to me or would you like the sales for yourself?” Oh,well when you put it that way… sign me up!
So now, here I am, loving what I do. Every part of it! I think the things that we strive for most in our lives is balance. I’m learning that it’s okay to say “no” to things and people. It’s okay to take a break and do things for yourself, to make yourself feel better.. you can’t be anything to anyone without first “taking care of u.”