As always, I'm participating in Small Treasure Tuesdays with Chantel, who is just awesome. So stop by her blog and check out the other treasures people have to sure.
I have a treasure to share that is more a feeling than it is a tangible treasure: confidence. I seriously lack in confidence. I can put on a good show in the court room and at work, but deep down, there's always that "you suck" voice in the back of my mind. (Yes, I'm quite blunt and pretty damn hard on myself too). But I'm a work in progress.
One of the things that has boosted my confidence, and I honestly had no idea would have such an effect on me is my Mary Kay business. Sure, I like the extra money and getting the products for half price, which is exactly why I started doing this to begin with, but the more I'm around other Mary Kay women, the more I'm inspired.
This last weekend, I travelled to Cincinnati for a "Career Conference" for Mary Kay. I was a little nervous and intimidated as hell as I walked into the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. I mean, seriously, the place was huge, and there were TONS of women everywhere. I knew no one, but I sat down by myself, quickly to be joined by some very nice ladies from Indiana, too. We had 3 classes on how to build a customer base, on the new products and on getting team members, and I was just so inspired by the ladies who did the classes. One of these ladies was just so positive, it was hard not coming away enthused. One of the things she said really stuck with me. She said that everyone goes through a hard time in life and you'll have your hills and valley in life, but she said you can't have a testimony without having a test. And that's so true.
Sure, it's just make-up, but I've gained so much more from selling Mary Kay. Even T has noticed that I tend to have a bit more confidence. I look better, I feel better, I've met some great people, and I'm earning some money in the process. And for someone who constantly doubts herself, gaining confidence is a great thing. (and it helps with that whole staying positive thing, too...)
So that's my treasure this week...what's yours? Stop on by Chantel's blog and see what others have to share!