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Origami Owl Dream Designers

Happy New Year, Team!!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year holiday season! I usually start off our newsletter with a recap of our team personal volume for the previous month; however, since it is the start of the new year, I thought I'd share with you our total Team Personal Volume for the year 2014. Drum roll please.............

The total Personal Volume for this past year was......... $984,351.30!! Yes, you are reading that right - the O2D2 team had almost ONE MILLION DOLLARS in cumulative volume in 2014. You all are AHHHHHH-MAZING!!!

Now, let's have a quick rundown of some of our accomplishments in 2014.....

Welcome, all new designers!

First, I'd like to welcome all new designers to this FANTASTIC team!!! Throughout the year, I will provide you with monthly updates on team volume, promotions, accomplishments, and important events. Be sure to stay tuned!

We were all sharing the O2 love during the year of 2014!! The Origami Owl Dream Designers team had 219 designers join the O2 family during 2014. That is simply Owl-mazing!!! I am so thankful to be on this incredible journey with each and every one of you.

2014 Promotions

Congrats to the following designers for promoting to Leading Designer during the months of November and December: Michelle Brennan, Wendy Wagenhoffer, Peggy Bradley, Regina Seltz, Mary Le, Rachel Creed, and Ashley Bill.

Congrats to the following designers for promoting to Team Leader during the months of November and December: Johanna Kieffer and Ann Krause.

Congrats to the following designer for promoting to Senior Team Leader during the month of December: Kimberly Meyers.

In this team, we recognize all promotions of Team Leader and above with COACH. We do this for two reasons -- to reward you with a special, "luxury" purchase and to acknowledge your dedication as you COACH your team to success!

We had lots of reasons to celebrate this last year!!! Our team celebrated 57 Leading Designers, 13 Team Leaders, 6 Senior Team Leaders, and 1 Executive Team Leader promotions during 2014. That, my friends, is a lot of COACH!!

Top Personal Volume in 2014

You all ROCKED 2014!!!! Here is a list of the designers with the Top 20 highest in Personal volume for the year:

20. Nikki Seidel - $8,921.40

19. Johanna Kieffer - $9,146.25

18. Julie White - $9,161.15

17. Donna Herriman - $9,637.65

16. Jennifer Don - $11,141.00

15. Julie Burdick - $11,627.05

14. Beth Kerbleski - $11,701.25

13. Kristine Oatley - $12,152.55

12. Mary Boks - $12,211.05

11. Debbie Wright - $12,508.45

10. Ashley Keenan - $13,470.70

9. Stephanie Miller - $14,120.40

8. Rhonda Olson - $14,159.95

7. Kim Shaffer - $14,570.75

6. Nicole Kay - $14,778.10

5. Kristin Meyer - $17,072.05

4. Pam Lesniak - $18,754.05

3. Tamara Gissendaner - $19,598.55

2. Kimberly Meyers - $21,805.30

1. Wendy Wagenhoffer - $21,852.95

Congratulations on all your hard work this year!

Happy Owl-iversary!!

We have lots of "Owl"iversaries to celebrate this month!! The following designers joined the Origami Owl family in January 2013:

Lori Kelley, Kristin Meyer, Sarah Bower, Julie Burdick, Ginger Battle, Jennifer Rangel, Judy Castillo, Nikki Seidel, Karen MacLean, Toni McGurgan, and Kristen Battle.

Wow, have we come a looooong way in the last two years!!

The following designers joined the Origami Owl family in January 2014:

Megan Christensen, Rachel Davis, Taylor Giselbach, Beth Buffington, Michelle Keene, Jennifer Don, Jamie Debo, Nicole Harley, Stephenie Gonzalez, and Jullian Collins.

I am so happy to have been on this journey with you over the years! Looking forward to many more!

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Shine On New Year Celebration Meeting!

Saturday, Jan. 17th, 10am-1pm

1815 Tittabawassee Rd

Saginaw, MI

You are invited to our New Year Kickoff Celebration! We will be celebrating our accomplishments of 2014, and looking ahead to what we can accomplishment as a TEAM in 2015! The rush of Christmas will be over, the trees will be taken down, the lights will be put away for another year, and the newness of the toys will already be wearing off. Sometimes we can be the same way. When the glitter is gone, we lose our Sparkle! Come find out how you can keep your business fresh and alive, and how you can Shine On in 2015! Cost is $5 at the door. Please only RSVP to mylocketstory@gmail.com if you are coming to the live meeting. Includes a light continental breakfast.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Who's ready to SOAR in 2015?!!

We kicked off the year with an amazing Soar event in several cities across the continental United States. There are so many exciting new announcements to share, so I am going to highlight a few of them here. Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page and your back office for updates coming soon!

Finding your Sweet Spot

I want to share with you a devotional that really resonated with me recently. It concerns living in your "sweet spot". Here goes...

"Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness." Romans 12:6-8 (KJV)

This verse means so much to me because it reminds me that each of us has different gifts. Some may excel in leading, while some encourage others or effectively serve in the background, giving, organizing or following through. And while some gifts might appear flashier or more important than others, they’re all essential.

The truth is, all gifts come from God: "There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us," (1 Corinthians 12:4-6, NLT).

So, what is your sweet spot?

Our sweet spot is that place where our greatest passions and our talents or abilities intersect.

Finding your sweet spot often means a messy process of finding, then learning how to embrace the God-given talents you already have, rather than those you wish you had. It means discovering what you enjoy and are truly good at, then determining how to merge talent and abilities with the ideas, dreams and pursuits you are most passionate about. And sometimes finding your sweet spot means taking a wrong turn — or even failing along the way.

But despite the messiness of it all, my hope is we become fearless and dare to take the plunge, even when it means risking failure. Philippians 4:13 reminds us: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (NKJV)

Don’t let the fear of falling short deter you from trying. You will make mistakes. You will mess up. You may have to admit defeat. Keep going. Use them as opportunities to discover what doesn’t work, but always persevere.

Your sweet spot is there, waiting for you, even if you haven't quite found it yet, and in the end, it is exactly where you need to be.

To read the full devotion, click here.

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May you all find your "sweet spot" in 2015!

Lots of love,