Giving Thanks, Looking Ahead

I like to close out the previous year with thanks and look toward a new beginning in the New Year. For me 2014 was a year of highs and lows as I imagine it was for most. If you will kindly indulge me, I would like to walk through last year.

Thank you to the Look Good Feel Better program for allowing me to participate as a volunteer where I was able to help those battling or having survived cancer. The program helps them find simple ways to feel better in a time when they may not have realized it was possible.

Thank you to every nail professional, everywhere in the world that took a class, watched a video, visited a social media page, or in any way attempted to educate themselves further. Your success, confidence, and growth are my daily goals in education.

Thank you to my salon owner and wonderful clientele for being supportive of my education dream in spite of it taking me away from the salon. It is always a joy to return to you!

Thank you to all the distributors that hosted my classes and cared about the education of nail professionals in your area. Those classes could not have happened without your support.

Thank you to NAILS Magazine for allowing me to be part of the team by blogging online and being you at industry events. You are an amazing group of people for which I have the utmost respect for. I have learned lots from all of you over the years and hope we have many more to come.

Thank you to Empower Nail Art for taking me on as a partner, encouraging me to reach for my own goals, teaching me to be a stronger business mind, and for becoming family. I have fallen in love with these films and enjoy helping others discover their own potential for creating extra income in short amounts of time.

Thank you to those that helped me survive a devastating professional mistake. I learned a great deal about the importance of having things in writing before giving over my ideas, hard work, and time. My lawyer will be put to more use in the future to protect me from repeating this blunder. Without you at my back I might have lost some faith in the industry which would have been sad.

Thank you to Sweet Squared and Pacific Nail and Beauty for the amazing insights into your beautiful countries and the honor of working with your education teams. It was a pleasure doing classes for your customers and a joy working for you!

Thank you CND for 10 life changing years!! I appreciate being an Education Ambassador each and every day. Pretty sure my heart beats in sweeping C’s.

Thank you Crystal Culture for inviting me to join the Swarovski fun; to share the knowledge and increased income power with other nail professionals.

Thank you Vicki Peters for being you and helping me remain in the industry long enough to get to know it and the amazing people within. May you find peace without pain and live on in our hearts.

Thank you to my family for carrying on at home without me, tolerating my attachment to my phone and constant use of it for social media.  I could not wander out to help others if you did not take care of each other so well.

Best wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy, and profitable new year in 2015; use those nail eyes, charge what you're worth, learn something new, and keep up the great work!!

What were some of your 2014 highlights? Let me know in the comments below!

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