Yes, your favorite diner with the bomb milkshakes is now closed. Where do you go know for that creamy confection? It had the right mixture of milk to ice cream, thick enough to be called a shake, but no need for a spoon. What's one to do?
You share your news with a friend who has been privy to the frothy goodness. After they share in your grief, they suggest a deli that has opened a few blocks away. You're open to new things, so you explore.
Turns out, not only are the shakes good, but now you've found the perfect deli sandwich. Turkey w/Swiss on rye, add bacon of course, tomato, lettuce and mayo! Yum!! (I totally made this sandwich up, but it may be lunch today lol).
So what's my end game to this blog post you ask?
Sometimes we get so comfortable with our norm that we never explore new possibilities. You go to work, perhaps you enjoy what you do, so you're cool. Maybe you're entrepreneurial efforts are moving in the right direction and your clients are amaze balls! No need to rock the boat. So you don't, not knowing that just around the efforts corner awaits a promotion or an even dreamier client that would catapult your success to the top 30 under 30 or put you on the next 40 and fierce list.
In some cases it takes doors to close for us to get outside our comfort zone. I've been challenging myself to walk out before that happens (STEP out on faith) so I can design my destiny on my terms and not because I was forced. Don't get me wrong, some great products and services have been created this way, but I'm sure had they known or explored the possibilities early on, they may have been a lot further than where they are now, sooner.
Its been quoted "Good is the enemy of great." (James C. Collins) So I say to you, things may be good where you are now, but greatness awaits. Peek around that corner or through the window of possibilities and find an even better option. Just think if that shake met that turkey on rye... oh the nap you could've had after that lunch.
Don't sleep on your options though. Don't let your good entrepreneurial pursuits get you in an invisible rut. Innovate your niche and end the game on your terms while savor Inc sweet success!
Hey everybody!! Just a few clutter clearing tips to expand your creativity!
1. Unsubscribe to at least 5 emails today that you don't need. Yes, the ones whose coupons you never print or pull up in store. The ones whose information you've never used for ANYTHING. Or that list you signed up for just to get the ??% off. (Yes that email number👇🏽 inspired this post 😂🙈)
2. Delete 3-5 apps on your phone you haven't used in the last 30 days. They're distracting when you're swiping to find the one you do need (and if you're swiping it may be deleted next lol) Most apps you frequent are available at a glance.
3. Get rid of 20 random photos you took for the moment. You know the ones... "Yummy taco night!" "Pamper me pedi!" Or "Why did they let them leave the house in this?!?!"
You're on your phone anyway, why not free up some space and make room for more abundance! Plus, it's 3 quick wins to motivate you to move on to that closet you don't want anyone to see. 😬❤️
Have an extraordinary day!
OMG! It's been waaaaaay too long!
This is my first effort to blog monthly and send you guys a newsletter of all the deets and fun happening behind and on the scene of Merci Cadeaux!
Please forgive my absence and allow me to earn your love and gift you some great experiences from now on!
Spring is here! I know, I know it snowed for the last two days here in Michigan, but it's Spring nonetheless. Pretty colors, clothes and all things new are budding all around us!
Even new ideas! My son was headed to a baby shower this weekend and was gonna settle for a gift bag to deliver his style ideas for the little one, but if you know me, that was not enough to present such cute selections. So...
I created a custom closet (gift wrap) to adorn the darling outfits!
It was so fun to create! Plus it sparked more ideas! Who knows perhaps I'll use those for your next baby shower gift! 😘🎀💕🍼💝🎁
With all the hustle and bustle of life moments can get lost. Not just time with loved ones but even being present for ourselves. Truly taking in the experience that is "everyday" life. I decided before I get into the busi-(busy)ness of preparing for work I would sip some blueberry infused hot tea and flip through a magazine. Just to slow down and revel in the now. How do you slow down? What pleasures of the day have you indulged in this week? Let me know! I'd love some new ways to be present!
A lot has happened since I posted last.
I moved into a 3 bedroom home! My children all have their own rooms and momma lucked out and got the craft room she's been praying for!
Shelving and table created by yours truly!
I'm looking forward to creating and further developing my brand and glad you'll be along for the ride!
Look for more content, giveaways, DIY projects, YouTube video tutorials, surprises and much more!
Merci Cadeaux has lots in store!
"Memory Lane never looked so good!"
Happy Mother's Day...
It's a sweet gesture, one said without even thinking on this day, where moms everywhere hear it as they take a break (sometimes) from all those duties that come with this labor of love. Being a mom is a great honor from God that comes with very little instruction for how to mold the person you're raising. Nevertheless, you take the job on with great pride!
I'm the mother of three amazing hearts and lives God granted me the privilege to help mold and fill with love. Perfect by no stretch of the imagination, but wonderful human beings all the same.
My mom, hmm... she was an exceptionally courageous woman. I love her still. I miss her immensely. She taught me so much. We shared a friendship I will cherish for eternity.
Being a mom and having a great one, is not what this post is about.
Today I want you to think of the mother of that friend you lost. Yes, those moms who at some point during the Happy Mother's Day gesture, may have a thought not so happy. I want you to love on her. This is not a post of pity or sadness, but one to remind them that they are not alone or without the love that comes with this day. When you send out your gifts, greetings and gestures reach out to the mom who has greeted this day with courage and a smile.
Take her on a trip down memory lane of moments you've shared. Let her know how thankful you are for her raising such an awesome person who became your friend.
Her words still hold wisdom
Her hands still feed and mold
Her heart still heals
Let's send flowers for the forever love.
Happy Mother's Day to you all!
"Going green w/love" 9/30 #CardChallenge got a tad behind, but I'm back w/your card a day challenge card! Mother's Day is approaching, don't be caught without a card or gift! Contact me! I'd love to create something one-of-a-kind amazing for the moms in your life 💚💌🎁#entrepreneur #mercicadeaux #npm #cute #creative #green #fun
"All Star" 6/30 NPM #CardChallenge Baseball season inspired card of the day! #playhard Most of all have fun in all you do! #mercicadeaux #entrepreneur #creativity
"Sweet Birthday" 5/30 in my NPM #CardChallenge Cupcakes make everything better! This could also be an invitation. Know someone planning a party, share with them! #mercicadeaux #entrepreneur #cute