Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chips and business = thriving culture

How? How do you want to be perceived in business?
I want to be perceived like CHIPS!!
The culture of your business is where all the pieces of the puzzle come together. I know my mission...
WHY I want to do what I do... To freely & independently provide for fun adventures while expressing and radiating encouraging inspiration.

I know WHO I would prefer to work peeps. Those willing to grow, be positive, try something new, with a good sense of humor, respect, and encouragement for others.

And I know WHAT I want my product to be...original artwork, prints, and maybe a few surprises in the wings.

Now it's time to decide HOW I want the culture of my business to be perceived.

  • How do I want those I work with to feel?
  • How do I want my customers to feel?
  • What are important values to me?

I've decided I would be best represented in "itty bitty" CHIPS.

"Creativity"-always looking for innovative ways to interpret ideas
"Hospitality"-going the extra mile to make someone feel special
"Integrity"-honesty, truth, trust
"Positivity"-a smile, an encouraging word, being a friend
"Servility"-humbleness, serving one another, giving attitudes

Next it's time to get going...take action....learn how to commit, communicate, market ideas, and flourish! I think I can....I think I can....I think I can......

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Surrounded by peeps of like mind

When you are surrounded by people who have the same values as you do, it is such a secure feeling. Trusting those around you to know you and like you for who you are speaks volumes. It allows us to be real. Pouring energy into and receiving energy from people who want to do better everyday is rejuvenating. We all have our down days too which is all the more reason to be surrounded by people who you trust to pick you back up, and set you on your way again.
This illustrates who "My Peeps" are in my life and those who will be in the future. I want to be these same things for my peeps as they are for me. It's not always easy but strength in numbers proves true when one is weak, the others are strong and won't leave anyone behind.
I am so blessed to have a family who cares so deeply for one another and believes in each other.
I have a wealth of those around me who are creative thinkers and are ready to take it to the next level.
One of the things I love most about my hubby is that he loves to go and do. That's our hobby....seeking out things to see....creating our own adventures.
I am really trying to be conscious about being these things and more for those around me.
I love you, my peeps!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Soaking it in like a sponge....not!

They say the mind is like a sponge....ready to soak up knowledge and information. Absorbing little bits here and there. Always hungry for more.
I am in the middle of learning so much new information and trying to dream big and play the 'what if' game and making lists of ideas no matter how crazy and looking for ideas that haven't been thought of that.....

I feel my mind is as slick as a rock. My sponge is full. I need time to absorb all these great new thoughts. I know why I do what I do, I know who I want to serve and work with but I haven't yet figured out completely with what or how! Original paintings are in there somewhere but I want to do more with them....somehow incorporating them into a bigger picture. Lots of abstract thinking going on right now and I'm just waiting for the light to come on, the information to make me say 'ah-ha, I've got it'. And when that happens, the rock breaks open....

and reveals treasures waiting to be shared in the world. Treasures that will make a difference and radiate encouragement and inspiration.