Together Everyone Achieves More
T. E. A. M.
You've always had the power; you just had to learn for yourself......
I want to send you a huge congratulations and thank you for a great 2013!! This has definitely been a year of growth and new beginnings for us!
Yesterday was a huge milestone in not only my career but something for all of you to be proud of. Without you and all your hard work, I couldn't have promoted last month to Star Stylist and then this month to Associate Director. You are the best!
I am so thankful for each and every one of you and I know how fortunate I am to work with such inspiring and talented women. With that, let me reflect with you a little about my journey and the past 5+ years with Stella and Dot.
Going back to when I started my journey in 2008, there were 400 stylists in all of the US and Canada. Zero stylists in WA State and one or two in Oregon. I began direct to Corporate, then was assigned to an upline in Southern California, then reassigned back to Corporate. I've enjoyed watching this Company grow rapidly and over the last five years turn into the accessory line they are today. (I kind of like to use the example; it's been like going from the dial telephones to the modern technology of cell phones we have today.)
During all this time, people have come and gone but the others who have put one foot in front of the other and stuck with it have experienced incredible success. It truly takes time, assertiveness and the refusal to give up. I have met some of the most amazing people through having this business. I'm speaking of all my Stella Sisters and all those I have met along the way whether they were hostesses, customers or businesses I have worked with. It's just been so incredible.
I have learned so much from all of you, have watched your successes, your promotions and your professionalism. You have taught me more than you will ever know.
I want you to know that the favorite part of leadership for me is to inspire you in a way that you go out there and know that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself. I love seeing all the success you have each and every day. I know it's not always easy, there will be ups and downs but honestly, let me be the proof that if you just set your goal, make a plan and follow it...your dreams also will come true.
Over the years, I have had my share of ups and downs, bumps in the road and times where I really questioned myself but then I'd look in the mirror and do a little self-talk and motivation, I realized that I personally needed to make some changes in the way I was doing things or I would never move my business forward. I also knew how important it was to set an example and lead the way for all of you.
My goal this year was to work on my personal business and learn all I could to work my way toward my goal. In order to do that; I knew the time had come that I needed more support and guidance and a direct upline instead of Home Office. Fast forward to August when we officially were welcomed with open arms to the Gem Fatales team and Tracey Swartz was now my direct upline. Through all the support I have had both from Tracey and Julie; I regrouped and set out to finish this year as Associate Director.
I have spent the last four months focused and determined to do this not just for myself but for all of you. There were a couple of months that I just had to say, it wasn't meant to be this month...let's keep trying and moving forward. We'll get there! It gives me great pleasure to say....WE did get there!!
If I could encourage you to set a goal, overcome obstacles and never give up no matter how hard it seems at times, I would do that.
If you follow your heart, be kind and do what you can for others and believe in yourself, it truly will happen for you, too!
In closing; I just want to say thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I am truly the lucky one to work with all of you. Here's to the most wonderful holiday season for you and your families and I can't wait to see what the Gem Fatales - Jacquelynn Rowland Team comes up with in 2014!!!
May you magically click your heels three times and enjoy the journey down your own yellow brick road because dreams really do come true! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!
xo Miss Jackie