It has been awhile since I have posted on my personal BLOG but thought today I would share with you how God has blessed my life and how I almost lost seeing the big picture.
I have owned my store now almost 2 years and I finally feel like I am in a good place. It has been an amazing journey filled with so many friends helping but I look back and see the daily struggles and looking forward looked the same. I just kept asking GOD to show me how to remain successful and PLEASE don't let me lose my DREAM.
In the past two weeks my life has changed...Here's how.
I KNOW having a social network is important but where do I find the time? I am not good at posting, getting people excited about product. One day I met this woman, Leticia, who was just beautiful on the inside and out. We began talking and I hired her on as a teacher not realizing her talents lie in SOCIAL NETWORKING.... GOD IS GOOD
THEN my sister Lisa has posted on Facebook that she was worried about losing hours at her job that she had been at for 6 years. I knew I wanted to help her and put it in my mind to figure it out. One morning it HIT ME - Hire to your weakness.... What am I NOT good at???? Merchandising and Lisa has 6 years at it trained by one of the best.
I told all my employees that I would be hiring my sister come April first. There was one employee I was really worried about because my store was her major source of income and I knew that I didn't have the hours she needed.
The next day she called to say she had an interview and would be late into work. HIRED ON the spot at another Scrapbook Store that is in need of her talents. Giving her more hours than she had with me. GOD IS GOOD
Thursday was a rough day. It was Mayra's last day and I was overwhelmed with trying to figure out how I was going to training my sister, rearrange everyone's hours and fill in the gaps of staff for the next month. To make the day even more stressful - My coffee got knocked over in the morning on my phone (thankfully, my phone is fine). Then again later in the afternoon on my computer. At that point I had a total meltdown - walked out of the store leaving the mess behind.
I walked over to my NEW friends who own the business next to me. I was so thankful that I didn't have to melt down alone.
I was trying to decide if I could take the rest of the day off when I asked my staff for the sales for the day.... 666 - WHAT? oh no!
Friday my day went by in a blur - I pouted, was grumpy and couldn't wait to get home.
Saturday morning I didn't want to get out of bed. I knew I had a 12 hour day ahead of me and just wanted to cover my head and hide......
I got to the store and EVERYTHING CHANGED. I met these two woman (sister in laws) that lifted my spirits. She came in giving me compliment after compliment on how wonderful my store was. They even did a video for their YouTube to feature my STORE. To make things even more amazing, I saw they were USING many of my dies in my DIY center and the projects were CUTE..
We began talking and before I knew it I had offered them positions on my Design Team and to teach at my store - HIRE TO MY WEAKNESS....
I woke up this morning feeling amazing and seeing the blessing GOD has sent my way. I almost got so caught up with how BAD Thursday was to see GOD's hand in my store ....Thank you LORD!!