Excuses, Excuses…

“Oh, I’m too busy.” or “I just can’t at this time.” or “I’ll do it someday.”

Have you ever heard someone say this? Or maybe you’ve thought it yourself?

I just want to stop you there. I want to stop my brain from ever uttering those words ever again. It really BOTHERS me whenever I hear people give all the reasons for why they can’t achieve their dreams. Or why they can’t do something.

As a leader in my company, I’ve noticed this more and more recently. It strikes a chord, because I know I’ve said it sometime In my life.

The thing is though, cemeteries are filled with unfulfilled dreams and goals. I don’t care how much work it’s going to take, but you better guess it… I’m going to achieve my goals and dreams!

So, from THIS MOMENT. We aren’t going to make excuses anymore. We are going to achieve and chase after our dreams. Right?

What are you avoiding with excuses?

I want you to take out a notebook and I want you to write up the different things you’ve been avoiding?

Why are you avoiding them?

Most of the time we make excuses because of two things: either we are scared or lazy.

Now, I want you to achieve your goals. Throw out the excuses!!!

What I Learned By Doing The Grandparent Program

Over Christmas weekend, I hand-delivered gifts to a nursing home. My husband, sister, mom, and Gma came with as well. We dressed up in fashionable Santa hats and came to town to bring cheer, love, and presents to all of the residents at the rural MN.

What I learned…

1. Residents are extremely thankful and just want to be loved.

It was amazing to be there the day before Christmas Eve. We were able to just spread joy with them all. I wanted them to know we cared.

My mom handed out a gift to an elderly man in a wheel chair and he started to cry. At that moment my heart broke all over for them.

I’m so glad we were able to go see them.

2. People MOSTLY, want to help out!
I’m seriously blessed with knowing so many of the right kinds of people. People who just want to help and bless! So blessed.

3. You find out who you want to be like and who you don’t…
Christmas season tends to bring out the best and worst in people. And when you are in charge of a charity, you tend to see both sides.

I tend to just use that as an example of who I’d rather be like! One person I know jumped and said “Oh, sign us up for three!”

I want to be like that! I want to help those in need without worrying about how it’s going to affect me and just know that because of it, I will have blessed someone else.

4. I felt so good after delivering the gifts!

I am definitely going to do this again next year! Who knows, maybe I’ll do it again in a few months! It really felt good to give back!

Thank you to all of my blog followers who adopted a grandparent! It meant so much to them and I’m glad I was able to be a part of this!! <3

FAQ : Behind the Scenes of My Business

I am really excited to give a behind the scenes glimpse of my business. I really love and enjoy what I do, and I hope I can inspire you to do what you love. Many of you probably know that I recently quit my day job and that I’ve been working for myself. I’ve been loving it. If you’d like more on that, go here.

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Question 1: What’s your two to three sentence bio? 

Devin Joubert is a multi-passionate creative. She is a creative fiction writer and blogger, website designer, as well as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. Family is extremely important to me. I love creating stories to change lives. I am working toward agent representation.

Question 2: What’s the favorite part of your job?

Writing:

I love that I get to sip a chai latte, while focusing on building a story that readers will be able to relate to.

Mary Kay:

Honestly, I really love encouraging women and showing them how to feel better about themselves inside and out. I believe we need community.

Entrepreneur:

Another thing I really enjoy is having the freedom to choose my schedule. No more time restricted lunch breaks or asking to get days off for things. I feel so much freer and happier than I did before. Besides, I’m doing what I love!

Question 3: What’s your least favorite part of your job?

I have a few of these:

  • Not having enough hours in a day.
  • Running to the post office.
  • Buying groceries.
  • Making food.

Guess this just told me I should hire a maid and a person to run errands for me.

Question 4: What are the top three tools you use the most in your work?

I love using Scrivener, the notes app on my Iphone, and good old fashioned notebooks & pens. Continue reading “FAQ : Behind the Scenes of My Business”

Mary Kay Fast Fun Facts

Hello Lovely Lady!

You may be reading this because:

  • You were recently at a skincare class of mine or another lady’s and you are considering starting your very own Mary Kay business.
  • You are about to go to a skincare class and your consultant shared this link with you, so you’d know a little more about Mary Kay and what it offers.
  • You may be watching this with your husband or mom so you can get a second opinion on whether Mary Kay may or may not be for you.
  • Or maybe you are just watching this to help your beauty consultant win an awesome prize.

Whatever your reason is, for reading and watching this, I’m beyond thrilled and excited to have you.

In this blog post you will learn a little about me, my Mary Kay business, I’ll also share some fast fun facts with you about Mary Kay, and then I’ll leave you with a couple questions to get you thinking.  Keep watching this link, as I’ll attach a Facebook Live video in this blog post as well!

A Little About Me & My Mary Kay Business:

Last night was my Business Debut Party! 🎉 We had a lovely turn out! I absolutely love the fellowship that Mary Kay creates. My director, Deb, awarded me with my Perfect Start Charm (for giving 15 facials to 15 women), my Power Start Charm (for giving facials to 30 women in 30 days), and my Pearls of Sharing Pearl earrings for sharing the opportunity with 3 lovely women. What other business rewards you like this for a job well done? Now I’m working toward my pearl bracelet and necklace! I want to give a warm thank you to all the ladies who were able to show up to help me celebrate. Also want to thank my mom for all the help setting up with delicious desserts and punch! ❤️ you @aberglundart! And also, thank you @intentional14 for the charms and earrings! I absolutely love them!!

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I never thought I’d be selling Mary Kay. Honestly, I never thought I would. I kinda looked down on the whole direct sales thing, which I had no clue. But that’s where I came from. I knew I would work for myself somehow, someday. And I wanted that to be sooner than someday. BECAUSE REALLY, we only have one life, am I right? Continue reading “Mary Kay Fast Fun Facts”

Back From My Blog Hiatus!

It’s been a while since I last posted. Took a little hiatus from blogging. There have been some big changes in our lives and things are coming up.

First off, we got a kitten. His name is Loki and we absolutely adore him. He’s so cute, isn’t he?

Isn’t he adorable? We love him so much. Such a cutie. ❤️ 🐱

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He was really little when we first got him. He’s grown tons.

We will also be moving into another town home soon! We are really excited about that.

Last week, we also FINALLY got Johan’s green card!!! It’s been about 2 years in the making. So happy we have that finally!!!

But other than that, we’ve been busy with work. Besides my day job, I’ve been getting tons of writing done. And I also started my own business with Mary Kay. (I know some of you might be rolling your eyes or thinking, “Really?”) I would have too at one time. But I really love it.

I hadn’t ever planned on selling Mary Kay, but when I heard their mission statement of: God First, Family Second, and Career Third, I just had to hear more. Because it seems many other companies out there are always: Career First, Family Second, and God lastly. It’s nice when God comes first and your family.

I also love that they ARE NOT a multi-level or a pyramid scheme company. So happy about that!

In my first month, I was able to do 30 facials for 30 women, which is totally exciting. Here’s a picture from my Business Debut Party.

Last night was my Business Debut Party! 🎉 We had a lovely turn out! I absolutely love the fellowship that Mary Kay creates. My director, Deb, awarded me with my Perfect Start Charm (for giving 15 facials to 15 women), my Power Start Charm (for giving facials to 30 women in 30 days), and my Pearls of Sharing Pearl earrings for sharing the opportunity with 3 lovely women. What other business rewards you like this for a job well done? Now I’m working toward my pearl bracelet and necklace! I want to give a warm thank you to all the ladies who were able to show up to help me celebrate. Also want to thank my mom for all the help setting up with delicious desserts and punch! ❤️ you @aberglundart! And also, thank you @intentional14 for the charms and earrings! I absolutely love them!!

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I want to share my heart with you…

When it comes to Mary Kay, I never thought I’d sell it. But when I tried their products and saw how well they worked and how good it felt on my skin, I thought, “Maybe, I could do this. Maybe I could make this a full-time job eventually.”

I absolutely love meeting up with other women and making them feel important and loved. That is my goal. Whether someone buys something or not. I don’t want to be a pushy saleswoman at all.

Goals For The Rest Of The Month

  1. Get my first team member in Mary Kay. It’s always more fun with other people.
  2. Get 10k steps a day.
  3. Do exercises at least every other day.
  4. Finish changing the POV from third to first person in my current book.

Be on the watch for more blog posts.