Lately I have had a lot of training from my upline, Bekah, with Dove Chocolate Discoveries. It has really encouraged me to be a better chocolatier. Getting out of my shell is a really hard thing for me to do. I am naturally a stay at home, stay quiet, the less noticed by other people the better kind of person. So why on earth am I in a job where I do direct selling? I go to random people's houses, I stand up in front of them and present products and tell them they should buy it. And then I ask them if any of them want to host a party so what, I can go through all the torture again? :)
Surprisingly, I have loved being a chocolatier. There are hard moments where I really do NOT want to go to some random person's house, or I feel like I am failing or looking like a total idiot. But then there are other times when I watch groups of friends get together to eat chocolate, and not just any chocolate, AMAZING chocolate. And they have fun and they love it, all because I had the guts to go there. I taste the incredible chocolate myself and I love that I get to have it so often and somehow have the control to not eat it all the time. I get to meet so many wonderful people that I never would have met otherwise, not just the people that are wonderful enough to host parties and all the people that come, but my upline/coach and other people on our team. They are all hilarious and so much fun. It makes me feel so good to make goals and keep them. To have something of my very own that is interesting that I can tell Tyson about that doesn't have to do with poopy diapers or little toddling steps. None of those things are bad things, and I absolutely love being a mom, but this is just something extra that is wonderful too.
So this week I have a few goals.
1. I want to sell a certain amount of chocolate this month and I am only a few hundred away. That may sound superficial, and it is, but I set a goal and I want to reach it.
2. I want to have my own team. Mostly I want to share how awesome being a chocolatier is. It isn't for everyone of course, but maybe it will mean as much to someone else as it has meant to me. And I want to really push myself to be a leader. All my life I have been more of a follower, but I feel that I need to learn to lead. Not just with this business, but with lots of things. I am a mother, I am a leader for the young women at church, I want to be a teacher someday. I just feel that learning to lead as a chocolatier would really help me be a better leader in all the other parts of my life.
So anyways, I am writing all of this because in a way this blog has been a public journal for me. I know there are people that read it, so I don't put most of what I feel on here. However, I also know that the people that read it support me and encourage me, which I am really thankful for. So, if you guys wouldn't mind supporting me in this, that would be awesome. If you or someone you know might want to buy some amazing chocolate, send them my way. Or if you think you or someone else might really benefit from at least learning about what it is to be a chocolatier, send them my way too.
This is long and personal, so thanks for taking the time to read it!http://www.dovechocolatediscoveries.com/