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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Take a Deep Breath

Have you ever wanted something really badly, but were a little bit afraid to go for it? I'm not sure the afraid portion was any part of Tannon's psyche last night, but it was mine! I took a deep breath and settled in to watch.

Last night was a biggie win! Lone Peak has only lost 3 basketball games this season (14-3), two of them in overtime, and all three against region foes. NOT GOOD! If it helps to put a little perspective on things, 5 of the 7 teams in our region are in the top 10 in the state. Our region is like the SEC of college football or the ACC of college basketball. Ugh!

But, last night we beat the #1 team in our region and the #2 team in the state; the Brighton High School Bengals. I was sooooooo excited! Tannon led all scorers with 22 points. These awesome photos of the T-Man were take by Mark Johnston of The Daily Herald. You can read the story here, and another one here.

So back to taking a deep breath. I can think of another thing I really wanted once but was a little bit afraid. I signed up with Close To My Heart just over 17 years ago. At the time I was 26 years old, just a babe (and yes, now you know how old I am getting). I REALLY wanted to enter the Mrs. Utah pageant. The entry fee was $600. We were young and our finances were not at a point that I could just take $600 (plus all of the other expenses I would have...gown, shoes, etc.) out of our family budget. I had recently attended a Close To My Heart party and thought to myself, "Self, you could do this!" I took a deep breath and signed up with the intent of earning my money for the Mrs. Utah pageant and then quitting. As you know, here I am 17 years later!

Well, I was a little afraid at those first few gatherings, but I muddled through and lo and behold, I earned $600 in my first month of teaching card making and scrapbooking!

I did go on to win the Mrs. Utah pageant and even placed 6th at Mrs. USA. That was a GREAT feeling. I enjoyed a year of promoting my platform (Community Involvement in Education), doing lots of speaking and appearances, and having the time of my life. The funny thing is that all of that is over and a fun memory in my past. Close To My Heart is the thing that endured from that adventure. I LOVE what I do! I was a little bit afraid, but I took a deep breath and did it. YOU CAN TOO!

Tomorrow (January 31) is the last day to take advantage of Close To My Heart's National Papercrafting Month (Felicity) sign up bonus. If you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant before midnight (Mountain Time) on January 31, you will also get a FREE Felicity Stamp and Paper Pack as a bonus ($34.95 value...see photo).

The basic Consultant Kit is only $99 (before shipping and tax) and is full of over $350 in products. On top of all of that, you get ME! What I mean by that is that I will be your upline, I will train you and help you make a success of this Close To My Heart adventure. In addition to being able to contact me with questions any time, you will have the benefits of my weekly training emails, my quarterly team meetings, and various other activities that I offer my team throughout the year. To sign up, click here. Come on, you KNOW you want to. Just take a deep breath and take the plunge. You will not regret this awesome decision. I NEVER have!

There are two add-on kits that are available in addition to the $99 kit. I have shown all three here. (click on any photo to see it larger).

Consultant Kit ($99 plus shipping and tax..but worth over $350!):

Cardmaking Bonus Kit ($50 plus shipping and tax...but worth over $150):

Scrapbooking Bonus Kit ($60 plus shipping and tax.. but worth over $160!):


Kelli said...

pagent, that is amazing! we need more pictures!

Leslie said...

Karen, what a beautiful story about a beautiful lady. I know I have not posted or commented alot lately. This has been a busy month on top of having bronchitis.

Jennifer Bohnart said...

inspiration!!!! amazing what we can do when we set our mind to something! I love that this company embraces women and helps us SOAR!!!!

Melissa Laverty said...

love your story and completely agree with Jen. CTMH has shown me that I can do anything I set my mind too!

Rudy Rukus said...

I was right you are an overachiever! I love that. I also love your cards oh especially the one you sent me for my sales last month!! Thanks!! I never get those any more too hard to compete with those big sellers good thing I had clubs in December!!

Leslie - The Addicted One said...

What a great story. May I add, you're even more beautiful today than when you one the pageant. Love your blog and your creations. Thank you for sharing so much. Leslie Rogers,CTMH Canada


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