Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I have lost focus. Indecision on what I wanted to do and a direction to go has caused me to have a severe case of Lethargy.

Can't seem to find the energy to get up and do much of anything. Not even housework. Debating now on what I should do. Need to find something to excite me again. That something that wakes you up in the morning full of energy ready to take on the world.

Will write more soon I hope.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Interest

I recently discovered a show called Extreme Couponing. It opened my eyes to a whole new talent I could have with a bit of hard work.

I saw them accomplish 80% to 100% savings at the store on there items.

It would be amazing to do that but if i can save 25% on my family's store needs that would be amazing. So far I have found several sites that have helped expand my knowledge of how to find the coupons and use them to maximum effect. is my favorite right now.

 I figure if  I am not working yet as I transition from having my store to home based then I can do my best to stretch what we do have.

New Begining

I did close my store.

Pouted and moped around the house for a week.

Now debating on creating a website or doing eBay.

Found out what I did wrong last time. I put my money all into inventory and forgot advertising. I also need to get several months of  expense's saved up prior to opening. With those and my family issue's settled I should have a better chance to succeed.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Closing of a store

Due to unfortunate circumstance I have lost my lease. Packing up the store.

Not giving up though. Going to sell on ebay and trade shows to save up for a new location.

Hard emotionally to do but intellectually I understand.

Studying what went wrong so I can do better next time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

set back

Do to family issues I had to close the store for a month. Hoping to reopen the first of July.

Thinking of having a Grand Reopening.

I am so looking forward to being back at work.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

store update

Ok the store is up and running.

It's name is Rebecca's Art and Decor.

Business is slow since I put all my money into inventory and none in advertisement. Big screw up.

I put out flier's Monday so we will see how that goes.

I have a running list of what customers have commented on wanting so I can carry them.

Listening to them is how I will make this work.

I also just received the information on advertising on our local radio stations. Hoping to start using it soon.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rebecca's Art and Decor

The store is rented.

Inventory arrived was priced and stocked in the store.

Opening day is set for April 1st.

I have been offered a possible new location and partnership of sorts in a few months.

Things are going great so far. There is a lot of buzz in town about my opening.

We are handing out flier's next week announcing the opening and we are going to try

to advertise in the paper and on the radio.Will write more after the opening to let

you know how it goes.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Actualizing a Dream

My store will be a reality.
I negotiated and rented a location.
Inventory has been ordered.
Planning to Open in March.

I will be opening a Art and Decor store in a good location. Have already tested the local market and found it willing to buy both kinds of art I will be carrying. I am ordering the decor in small batches to test and see what of it sells well.

Today I spent time today framing the art I already received. I also started an inventory list. I am making a daily checklist of inventory sold. I can mark at the end of the day what sold so at weeks end I know what to order. My permits are filed and I am awaiting them in the mail.

Will update soon.Letting you know what I am doing system wise and how it all goes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Attitude of Gratitude

How good do you feel when someone thanks you or gives you a compliment? Do you thank those around you for what they do? Have you noticed someone looking nice? Tell them. You could be making their day. I always feel good after helping someone or complimenting them. So its good for me and them. We need to be thankful for what we do have instead of bemoaning what we don't have. I am not saying settle for what you have. Always strive to reach the next level on your path. I am saying don't get so wrapped up in what you want that you miss what you do have. Bless the things you have and the things you want. There is always more coming to us if we are ready and open to receive them. By blessing and being grateful for what we have it sends a clear message to the universe that we are ready for more. If we complain and focus on the lack the universe will send us more of the same. Be careful which one your thoughts draw. If you catch a thought of lack stop it and think of the blessings already in your life. After a while this will become a habit. Life will not always be rosy but if you are able to see past its challenges to the lessons and blessings it will take the sting out of the situation making it easier to handle.

Does anyone have any questions or anything to add to this?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to Earn More Money

If you are serious about wanting to earn more there are an unlimited number of ways. You can have a service business cleaning, yard work, babysitting etc. You can also teach. Teach others just about anything. How to work a computer,a language, skill, tutoring, its endless. You can also sell a product. Decide what to you want to sell.Go online or locally and find out the price for you to buy it and the retail price. You can order a lot of things on ebay that can be resold on eBay or locally in a store ,flea market booth ,or even a kiosk in the mall. You just need to decide what you want to sell and go after it. For service business you can put out flyer's, advertise on radio or in newspapers. Word of mouth also works wonders and is the best form of advertisement. For product sales you can do the same as service as well as online advertisements and magazine advertising. There are some great free websites to create your own web store.One example is .Just don't forget to get the legal permits you might need like sales tax permit and possibly an EIN number from the IRS. Any questions are welcome and I will do my best to answer all of them. I will post more on this later.

Case study

I just signed a lease renting a booth in a local store. I filled it with the art I am testing for selling. I pay $25 a month for the space and 4% on all debit and credit payments. I receive all other profits derived from my booth. It will be two months before I get a good read on the local interest. I am still selling the art on eBay. I am planning on getting a portion of my income tax to use to order more of the art and the limited editions of the art. I will also be getting my web store back online around February or March. I have abandoned the Jewelry I was selling.The market is flooded at this time and its just not cost or time productive. Now that I have the art started I am taking time to work on writing my class's. I am working hard to raise my family up from our poverty and will continue to work on it. I am following my dreams and starting my business's. I can and will achieve a better life for my kids. I hope that watching me and how I will rise will inspire you to do the same for your family or self. Anyone with the will can do it If they only try. Don't put off your dream. Go after it now, today.