leather flowers

leather flowers
Jewelry Made with Leather Flowers

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Studing For Success

Greetings to you and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. There was a time when I was in dread when I thought that I should do this. Now I enjoy this even if only one person reads it. Of course I would love to share with many. Please excuse any blunder that may occur for (to me) I am still in online-networking-kintergarten.
I am excited when I think of the intricacies of opening an online store. This is a new era, a new business era. I am learning and if I seek a chance at success I must try the new strategies. I learnt that the first rule is to make a plan, poperly plan out your business. You have to network- be on facebook, twitter, try a blog, join some communities. In this new scheme of things, I learnt that involving myself with social media is not a matter to overlook; the more people know you is a better chance for your business.
So I am networking, designing my collection, reviewing my packaging and I am still adding to my original plan. There is a wealth of information online for anyone who is serious. Free information is in abundance. A lot of sharing is occuring online, one must just sift through the information and choose what is beneficial.
One of the negative side to networking is the bombardment that occurs when you show interest in an idea. Twitter alone has a great number of off-shoots. At present I am involved in a variety of internet communities. Eventually I will keep what is beneficial to me or to the business.
Keeping the mind active is vital to well-being. I am having fun. I am researching and taking my time, trying to understand the ins and outs.
I am taking my time and planning my business to my best understanding at this time. Will share whatever information that comes my way. Wishing myself and all others well and may God bless us all.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Time For Catch Up

Greetings,I am back and I feel that I have dropped behind in class. So!!!?? IT`S CATCH-UP TIME. I am sifting through my emails, over 5,000, isn`t that madness? Before I had my online separation there was a time I was bombarded with information; it was a dreadful time and I had to halt and calm myself. Now that I am back much more are waiting for me. Ah!!! but I was burnt once so I am much more wise now.
I am now making a list of whom I want to pay attention. I have come to realise that if I want to have a successful online business I must have a plan and be focused. So I have started to make notes on the road/course that I should take.There`s much vital information into which one can tap. There`s a wealth of information from Melissa Ann Mitchell`s blogs. I connected with her when I read her blog http://www.melissaannmitchell.com `The Difference Between Arriving Or Getting Lost`. I have also found knowledge at a site for women wewebwomen.com.
At present, I am multitasking and loving it.I am working 8am.-4pm.as a manager of a craft school; creating templates for an online business( this is taking longer than I had imagined); networking online; preparing land `that I have relatively  close to the seaside`in readiness of my relocation when I retire; I am also in the process of opening a horticulture plant shop by year`s end.
Life is so good, busy, loving, excited. I have so much help online that I know that I have to do some sharing on my own. So I am looking for all the ways I can return some goodness.
Goodbye for now and God Blessings.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Oh How Wonderful To Be Alive!!

Life can be so unpredictable. Regardless to how much planning you plan outside events can turn a plan A into a plan B in the blink of an eye.`A sailor does not know how great a sailor he is unless he travels on rough seas`. The important thing is to learn how to ride the waves an stay afloat. We don`t have to accept life`s knocks. We have to knock away the knocks or we will be courting Serious Hiccup In Time. `Always look for the gold in the ashes`.
I AM BACK. I am back a wiser and more aware individual. I am feeling good to be back. It is said `Man proposes and God disposes. I had a purpose. I dreamt a dream. I was to start an online business on 01st, August 2010.I was set in my ways, I was designing and creating templates. I had everything planned. I was scared; I was excited. Them BAM!!! my computer had a major break-down. Them double BAM??!! my sister who was ailing for some time became more ill. After spending eight days in the hospital she succumbed to her illness and departed this life. I knew she was ill but I always assume that she would conquer and become well again one day. 
Death had paid a visit and took away my sister; my little sister(age 50yrs.). She was my sister, my confidante, my friend, sometimes she was like my child. As sisters we had our ups and downs, we disagreed alot -two days maximum and then the best of friends again. It was quite a loss, I could not believe that such a thing had happened and all plans, her`s and mine`s seemed unimportant for they were pushed into a corner.
It is now a little over a month and I am now thawing out. I still have a little way to go to reach the pitch I had reached  but