Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Its Good to Have a Dream


As part of my Mary Kay training I’ve been instructed to write a little bit about what I want to accomplish with Mary Kay. Where do I want to go, how will it help to fulfill a dream. We all get involved with things because we are trying to make ourselves happy. We work because it beats living on the street or not being able to pay our bills. We take up hobbies to enrich our lives and fulfill our dreams. Apparently I should dream big because dreams are big.


I can’t remember who said it but the quote goes something like this “aim for the stars because if you miss, you’ll land on the moon.” The theory is the moon is still pretty high so even though you missed your goal, you got real far. I kind of like another theory a bit better. Try and accomplish a lot of little things. In the end a lot of little things can add up to some pretty big stuff. This fits with my personality and allows me to get involved in things that interest me. It’s also a good idea in today’s economy.

 Traveling to the Tuscon Gem Show...

In today’s economy it is important to have multiple streams of income. It’s like the fable of putting all your eggs in one basket, sometimes not a good idea. This is especially true when planning your retirement. Don’t rely on one source of income. If that one source does not do well or collapses, you will be out of luck. Not a pleasant thought for your golden years. I also want to stay active as I age. I’ve seen so many people who retired and sat around the house. They usually ended up in a hospital, care home or worse.


I’m writing my blog, traveling to jewelry and trade shows, working on my internet store and now selling Mary Kay cosmetics and I think I’ve created multiple sources of income. I’m also keeping my mind sharp by varying my routine and forcing myself to keep up on industry practices and opportunities. I’m planning for my retirement but I’m not really going to retire. I’m looking for things that I can continue to do throughout my life. I might slow down but I won’t ever stop loving jewelry, fashion and accessories. I will always dream in a colorful fashion.
In one of these!


  1. I am so with you on multiple streams of income and retirement...oh man...I am counting on my children making tons of money and supporting ME in my old age!! At least that's MY plan!

    1. That's my fourth stream of income, my kids! I'm just hoping they agree, thinking I might get some resistance on that end. Then again they might not notice, a dollar here, a dollar there...